Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has fired Foreign Affairs Minister, Ambassador Olivier Nduhungirehe.
According to a communique issued by the country’s Prime Minister, Nduhungirehe was removed from office, “for consistently acting based on personal opinions over government policies, while serving as Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign affairs and International cooperation in charge of East African Community.”
Nduhungirehe led the Rwanda team in talks with Uganda, following a standoff that led to the closure of the Rwanda border with Uganda at Katuna-Gatuna, last year.
Responding to the news of his sacking, he tweeted, “I am grateful to H.E. Paul Kagame for the trust bestowed in me for the past two-and-a-half-years when I was privileged to serve as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of the East African Community. I am committed to 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 led 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.