Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has fired the country’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Ambassador Olivier Nduhungirehe from cabinet.
A communiqué issued by Rwanda’s Prime Minister stated that Nduhungirehe was removed from office for “consistently acting based in personal opinions over government policies while serving as Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign affairs and International cooperation in charge of the East African Community.”
In response to the news of his removal from office, he tweeted, “I am grateful to H.E Paul Kagame for the trust bestowed in me for the past two years and a half, when I was privileged to serve as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of the East African Community. I am committed to continue serving my country & Rwanda Government in another capacity.”
I am grateful to H.E @PaulKagame for the trust bestowed in me for the past two years an half, when I was privileged to serve as Minister of State in @RwandaMFA in charge of the East African Community. I am committed to continue serving my country & @RwandaGov in another capacity. https://t.co/RWkt7i90GJ
— Amb. Olivier J.P. Nduhungirehe (@onduhungirehe) April 9, 2020
Nduhungirehe has been leading the country’s talks with Uganda following a stand-off that led to the closure of Rwanda’s border with Uganda at Katuna-Gatuna last year.