October 23, 2019

Kagame, South Africa’s Ramaphosa Meet For 7th Time In Two Years


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In SOchi, Russia, President Paul Kagame held talks with South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa

President Paul Kagame held talks in Russia with South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa, whose country is operational base for one of the biggest threats to government of Rwanda.

The two leaders met on the sidelines of the ongoing Russia-Africa Summit taking place in Sochi where dozens of African leaders have been wooed to take Russia’s side of the global divide.

President Kagame’s office, Village Urugwiro, as usual, posted photos of the Kagame-Ramaphosa meeting without details.

However, this meeting is the seventh (7th) in less than two years, part of Kagame’s strategy to reign in Rwandan dissidents in the Rwanda National Congress (RNC) led by former army chief Gen Kayumba Nyamwasa who lives in S.A.

ALSO READ: Kagame Meets South Africa’s Ramaphosa For Sixth Time In Less Than Two Years

Pretoria also forms part of the axis including Uganda and Burundi, which are both embroilled in bitter political fight with Rwanda’s government. Each side accused the other of supporting the other’s rebels.

In trying to bring Ramaphosa to his side, Kagame has also combined that with an agressive charm offensive targeting Southern Africa region.

ALSO READ: What Is Behind Kagame’s Southern Africa Diplomatic Offensive?

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