Rwanda’s Kagame reshuffles cabinet


President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame has appointed new ministers in a cabinet reshuffle on Monday evening. 

The rearrangement saw major changes in ministerial positions and senior government dockets. 

Vincent Biruta who was Minister of Environment was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, replacing Richard Sezibera. 

Biruta has been serving as Rwanda’s minister for environment since August 2017 but held other roles including Head of the Senate between 2003 to 2011. 

Jean D’arc Mujawamariya will now replace Biruta as Minister of Environment. 

Until her appointment, Mujawamariya was Rwanda’s envoy to the Russian Federation. 

Other changes in the reshuffle include Patrick Nyamvumba who was Chief of Defence Staff of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) and will now be the Minister of Internal Security. 

The internal affairs docket had previously been put under the Ministry of Justice. 

Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju will henceforth head the Ministry of Sports as she is the replacement for Esperence Nyirasafari, who is a member of the Senate where she was recently elected vice president in charge of legislation and government oversight. 

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