Kagame Made 34 Foreign Trips In 2018 — He Will Go Down In World History As The Most Traveled Ruler.

The world traveller who rules by remote control from foreign capitals

By David Himbara

In 2018, Rwanda’s strongman General Paul Kagame traveled to 34 countries on 5 continents — Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, and Latin America. By comparison, President Barack Obama made 52 international trips during his entire presidency of 8 years. It is debatable what the people of Rwanda gain from the Kagame trips. One thing is for sure. Kagame charters the Gulfstream executive jet in which he travels from Crystal Ventures Ltd — a company owned by Kagame’s ruling party, the Rwandan Patriotic From (RPF). Aircharterserviceusa.com indicates that chartering a Gulfstream for 14 hours costs US$14,000. Each time Kagame jets out of Rwanda, Crystal Ventures laughs all the way to the bank. Here are Kagame’s visits for 2018.

  1. December 19 , 2018— Cote d’Ivoire.
  2. December 18 — Austria.
  3. December 9 — Jordan.
  4. December 8 — Egypt.
  5. December 2 — South Africa.
  6. December 1 — Argentina.
  7. November 17 — Ethiopia.
  8. November 14 — Qatar.
  9. November 11 — France.
  10. October 30 — Germany.
  11. October 11 — Armenia.
  12. October 7 — United Kingdom.
  13. September 26 — United States.
  14. September 4 — China.
  15. August 17 — Namibia.
  16. July 27 — South Africa.
  17. July 5 — Djibouti.
  18. June 30 — Mauritania.
  19. June 21 — Ghana.
  20. June 14 — Russia.
  21. June 10 — Canada.
  22. June 4 — Belgium.
  23. May 26 — Ethiopia.
  24. May 23 — France.
  25. May 21 — Switzerland.
  26. April 29 — Congo (Brazzaville).
  27. April 24 — United States
  28. April 18 — United Kingdom.
  29. March 25 — Uganda.
  30. March 11 — India.
  31. February 18 — Germany.
  32. January 30 — Ethiopia.
  33. January 25 — Switzerland.
  34. January 14 — Tanzania.

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