Paul Kagame Retires Rwandese  Military Generals  just a day after Gabon Coup
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Paul Kagame Retires Rwandese Military Generals just a day after Gabon Coup

Paul Kagame, president of the Republic of Rwanda has made major changes in the Rwadese military with many Generals sent home on retirement grounds. He took over the powers in early 2000 and has been winning the subsequent elections with easiness.

The 65-year-old head of state is a former military officer and an army commander before becoming the head of state a few years after the 1994 genocide.

Rwanda has enjoyed a long period of political stability and peace that resulted in the development and growth of the economy.

West Africa has witnessed five cases of military coup with the latest being in Gabon where President Ali Bongo Ondimba’s government was overthrown and the military took over the leadership.

GABON, The West African  Country is the second to see mutiny in less than two months after the Niger military disposed of their president last month. Gabonese soldiers took to national television to declare the cancellation of election results, the dissolution of institutions, and the immediate closure of the country’s borders. The announcement has sent shockwaves throughout the nation and raised concerns internationally.

The soldiers, who identified themselves as members of the Gabonese military, appeared on television screens across the nation, clad in military attire and flanked by armed personnel. They asserted that the decision to suspend the election results was made in the interest of national security and stability.

In just three years, Seven West African nations have seen the military seize control of the government. While there are unifying factors running through these coups, each country’s internal politics plays a major role.

Five of them are former colonies of France. They gained independence in the late 1950s and early 60s, but anti-French sentiment still runs high there today.