WCM: Meet Ange Kagame, the only daughter of the current president of Rwanda, Paul Kagame. She is widely known for her causes and charity work.

The stunning and gorgeous Philanthropist is positively impacting her country.

Ange kagame and father Paul Kagame
Ange kagame and father Paul Kagame

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She is a strong advocate for empowering women, a strong advocate of education and eradication of poverty as well emphasising disease immunization campaigns.

Ange Kagame was born in 1993 in Brussels and completed her education abroad away from the public eye. She went to Wellesley, Massachusetts to study political science with a minor in African studies.

Her first public appearance was in 2014 when she accompanied her father to the White House for a dinner hosted by Former President Barack Obama.

She currently continues her master’s degree in International Affairs at Columbia University, while working for several causes that focus on women’s empowerment, education, mass vaccination campaigns and poverty.

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She is a patron of various charitable organisations and women empowerment, disease immunization campaigns, education and eradication of poverty are things she loves taking part in.

Ange Kagame practicing her basket weaving skills, with the amazing women over at the Rwanda Women's Opportunity Center in Kayonza
Ange Kagame practicing her basket weaving skills, with the amazing women over at the Rwanda Women’s Opportunity Center in Kayonza

Ange Kagame’s mother, Jeannette Kagame the first lady of Rwanda is also very passionate about charity work. Some of her charities includes Imbuto Foundation, OALFA (Organization of African first Ladies against HIV/AIDS), PACFA (Protection and Care of Families against HIV/AIDS) 

Ange Kagame and mother, Jeannette kagame who is also very passionate about charity work
Ange Kagame & mother, Jeannette kagame who is also very passionate about charity work

In addition to her local dialect and English Ange Kagame speaks fluent French as well. 

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Sorry guys, she’s taken! Ange Kagame got married to Bertrand Ndengeyingoma last year

 

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Ange Ingabire Kagame (25), the only daughter of the President of Rwanda Paul Kagame, is one of the most influential young women in her country and Africa.

That’s why; all eyes were on her wedding that was held last Saturday. Kagame married to the Rwandan architect Bertrand Ndengeyingoma (26) in a private wedding ceremony in Kigali.

The wedding was held at Kigali Convention Centre and Raddison Blu Hotel in Kigali. The guest list consisted of family members and close friends.

Photos from the wedding have recently been published and are trending on social media at the moment.

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The bride and the groom have many pictures while walking down the aisle. They were accompanied by Paul Kagame and his wife, who were both proud and emotional.

Ange initially introduced Ndengeyingoma to her family in 2017 December. In 2018, a traditional religious wedding ceremony, Gusaba  was organized for the couple.

The very exclusive ceremony took place in the President’s home in a remote location in Ntebe.

 

Rumors were claiming that Paul Kagame initially did not approve the relationship and even refused to set an official wedding date; however, these claims were never proven right.

Ange Kagame, who has a smile from ear to ear in the wedding pictures, tweeted shortly after the wedding:

“I have found the one whom my soul loves- Songs of Solomon 3:4”.

Judging from their academic and professional lives, it is safe to say that they are intellectually a perfect match.

Born in Brussels/ Belgium in September 1993, Ange Kagame spent her childhood in Europe and the US to complete her education at top schools.

She also attended high school at Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

she completed her undergraduate degree at Smith College – a private liberal arts college where the undergraduate programs are only open to women.

In addition, she studied Political Science and African Studies. For her master’s degree, she studied International Affairs at Columbia University.

Ever since her graduation, she has been organizing campaigns across Africa to provide solutions for poverty and illness while also raising awareness for women’s empowerment and the importance of education.

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In 2015, she organized visits to textile factories in Rwanda to meet the female manufacturers and inform them about their rights at the workplace as well as future career plans.

In 2014, Ange Kagame made a public appearance at the White House with her father.

They were the guests of former President Barack Obama, who was hosting the United States – Africa Leaders Summit to discuss issues related to investment and security in Africa.

 

Bertrand Ndengeyingoma

Bertrand Ndengeyingoma is just as qualified as his new wife. His passion for architecture started at the Belgian School of Kigali, where he attended for thirteen years.

After that, he completed his bachelors and master’s degrees at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in architecture.

He is currently doing his Ph.D. at the London School of Economics while simultaneously working with the Bank of Rwanda.

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Congratulations are in order!

Rwandan president Paul Kagame took to his social media handle expressing his joy as he welcomes his grandchild and congratulated the his daughter Ange Kagame and hubby.

The president confirmed in a tweet that his family has been in a joyous moment because his daughter has given him the chance to be officially called a grandpa. 

The post has attracted a lot of exciting reactions on various social media pages by Rwandans, celebrities, fans and friends around the world. congratulatory messages have been poured on the social media pages of the couple as well.

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Ange Kagame, the second child and only daughter, of the president has welcomed her first child with his husband exactly a year after their marriage.

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Ange and her husband, Bertrand Ndengeyingoma got married last year in the month of July. The couple’s church marriage took place in a private ceremony at the Intare Conference Arena in Kabuki Rwanda.

 

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H.E Paul Kagame the president of Rwanda is a year older today. Join us in wishing him an amazing day! He’s currently the 

4th President of Rwanda.

 

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President Paul Kagame is the tallest president in Africa. He is married to Jeannette Kagame and are blessed with 4 children.

Ange Kagame, Brian Kagame, Ian Kagame and Ivan Cyomoro Kagame.

 

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CYRIL RAMAPHOSA

The current president of South Africa, Ramaphosa was born in Johannesburg in 1952. After attending primary school and high school in Soweto, he studied law at the University of the North in Limpopo.

During his university years, he joined South African Students Organization and the Black People’s Convention. He was detained in solitary confinement in 1974 for organizing pro-Frelimo rallies for Mozambique.

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After being released, he became a law clerk in Johannesburg and continued pursuing higher education at the University of South Africa. He then joined the Council of Unions of South Africa as a legal adviser.

He then founded the National Union of Mineworkers in 1982 where he worked until 1991; however, he had to resign when he was elected as the Secretary General of the African National Congress.

In ANC, he served as chairman of the National Reception committee and coordinated arrangement for the release of Nelson Mandela. He was also the head of the negotiation team to end the apartheid through negotiations with the National Party government.

After losing a race to become the President to Thabo Mheki, he resigned from his political positions in 1997. Moving to the private sector, he became the director of New Africa Investments Limited.

 

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In 2012, he reclaimed his political positions in ANC and entered the race for Deputy Presidency, which he won.

He was appointed Deputy President by Jacob Zuma in 2014 as well as the Leader of Government Business in the National Assembly. Throughout the next four years, he worked on improving the international trade relations with Vietnam and Singapore.

His second run for Presidency was in 2017 (20 years after his attempt). Following Jacob Zuma’s resignation in 2018, Ramaphosa was elected as President of South Africa. He subsequently removed the cabinet members whose names were tarnished through the Zuma era.

 

ANGE KAGAME

Meet Ange Kagame, the only daughter of the current president of Rwanda, Paul Kagame. She is widely known for her causes and charity work.

She is a strong advocate for empowering women, a strong advocate of education and eradication of poverty as well emphasising disease immunization campaigns.

Ange Kagame was born in 1993 in Brussels and completed her education abroad away from the public eye. She went to Wellesley, Massachusetts to study political science with a minor in African studies.

Her first public appearance was in 2014 when she accompanied her father to the White House for a dinner hosted by Former President Barack Obama.

 

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Photo credit: Ange Kagame

She currently continues her master’s degree in International Affairs at Columbia University, while working for several causes that focus on women’s empowerment, education, mass vaccination campaigns and poverty.

Ange Kagame is a patron of various charitable organisations and women empowerment, disease immunization campaigns, education and eradication of poverty are things she loves taking part in.

 

SBAHLE MPISANE

Sbahle Mpisane is a South African fitness influencer and lifestyle coach who was born in 1993. His father was a successful tycoon from Durban, which made her somehow well-known from a young age. Her coming of age party saw the participation of then-First Lady Thobeka Madiba-Zuma.

 

Photo credit: Sbahle Mpisane

 

In 2018, she had a horrible car crash in Durban which left her fighting for her life for 8 months. After full recovery, she is working even harder to lose the weight she gained during her recovery period. Besides aerobic work outs, she is also interested in martial arts, surfing and running boot camps weekly for women in Durban.

 

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Efya (Jane Awindor)

Efya, was born on 10th April, 1987 in Kumasi, Ghana.  Her mother is Nana Adwoa Awindor, a renowned Ghanaian Tv host (Greetings From Abroad) and the Development Queenmother of Afigya-Kwabre district in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

During her college years, she attended Yaa Asantewaa Secondary School in Kumasi and later graduated from the University of Ghana Legon majoring in Theatre Arts and minor in music.

 

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She became an instant hit with Ghanaians, this led to her becoming the first runner up in Charter house’s Stars of The Future television show. Efya secured a 3-year recording deal and a collaboration with  Irene Logan.

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The multi-talented star has since branched on her own. In 2013, she released ‘This Is Not The Album’  (the ‘T.I.N.T. Album’) and has since released many songs including: 

Forgetting Me, Until the Dawn, Love, Paper Guns, Make I Love You, Mamee (with Mr Eazi) Love Genesis, Little Things, Nothing and more.

 

SIKHANYISO DLAMINI

Princess Sikhanyiso Dlamini is the current minister of Information and Communication technologies of Eswatini (former Swaziland) and the eldest daughter of the King Mswati III.

She attended primary and high schools in the UK and then went to California to study drama at Biola University.

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Princess Sikhanyiso Dlamin then completed a master’s degree at Sydney University in digital communication. During those years, she was the center of debates in Swaziland, because 1- there were alleged rumors about her parents having spent close to 100000 USD on her trip and 2- of her Westernized lifestyle and rebellious attitude towards her family traditions.

Despite her controversies, she managed a successful business career by launching the Imbali Foundation that emphasizes health education in Eswatini.

She is currently a member of the board of directors of MTN Swaziland (a mobile telecommunications company from South Africa)

 

SELLO MAAKE KA-Ncube

 

Sello Maake Ka-Ncube is one of the most reputable South African actors. He was born in 1960 in Soweto. He grew up in Pretoria before moving to London. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and participated in plays like Othello, the Suit and The Lion King.

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He also started making appearances in movies in early 1990s such as Dark City, The Rutanga Tapes and Taxi to Soweto. He rose to fame in South Africa on ETV soap opera called Scandal.

Sello’s portrayal of the villain Lucas Daniel Nyathi received critical acclaim. The show was one of the longest running soap operas of South African Tv. He received awards in early 2000s for his performance in the TV series.

He currently stars in Mzansi Magic’s TV dramas; The Wueend and Rockville. He also performs in theater plays both in South Africa and abroad.

 

ESAU MWAMWAYA

It might be hard to imagine the fusion of hip hop, pop and traditional African music, but Esau Mwamwaya is the best example of that in Malawi.

He was born in Malawi, but he moved to London in his teenage years. His success was a result of his outgoing personality and networking abilities.

While he was working at a second hand shop in Clapton, he sold a bicycle to a producer who was working with a band called Radioclit.

This opened the doors to their studio, where he collaborated with the band members and formed a project called The Very Best. Even though the lyrics were in Chichewa, the album became a commercial success.

The band featured many indie artists such as M.I.A and Vampire Weekend, which contributed further to their success. The album won several awards at the 9th Independent Music Awards.

 

LUCIUS BANDA

Reggae was introduced to Malawi by the Rastafarians that lived around the lakefront, but its popularity has elevated in the nineties. Lucius Banda, one of the reggae pioneers, was born in 1970 in southern Malawi.

His singing career dates back to 1983 when he started singing with his brother who was the lead singer of the band Alleluya.

After completing primary education, he was admitted to Dorkey House in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he spent one year. Upon graduation he released his first album “Son of A Poor Man” which was a commercial success.

During the recording, various reggae and gospel singers provided back vocals for him. This inspired him to shift toward reggae and led him to form his own band Zembani in 1997.

Their music put a strong emphasis on socio-economic struggles faced by Malawians, social injustice and corruption within the government units. Due to this political aspect, they became one most loved and celebrated bands in Africa…

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-Top 10 hottest African countries

For more than 20 years, tourism has become vital to African economies. Millions of tourists from the western world are exploring Africa every single year. Many national parks, lakes, beaches, deserts, and animal resorts are not seen anywhere else.

Following are ten African countries that are must-see.

10. Malawi

If you enjoy lake tourism, then Lake Malawi is the right choice. In countries like Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania, Lake Malawi is the third-largest lake on the African continent. They form part of the African Great Lake system, and its age is believed to be at one or two million years. Most tourists visit the Malawi side of the lake, and There’s also Lake Nyasa in Tanzania and Lago Niassa in Mozambique. One interesting fact about Lake Malawi is that it is more home to fish than any other lake on Earth.

9. Mozambique

Bazaruto Archipelago Marine Park is the main tourist attraction in Mozambique. It is home to a group of islands with some of the more beautiful beaches in Africa. They also have white-sand beaches backed by coconut palms and dunes, these islands are famous for their excellent diving and snorkelling opportunities. The park protects a thriving coral reef system, and the turquoise water is warm and clear.

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8. Kenya

Kenya is best the name is almost synonymous with the word “safari.” The diversity of things to do in Kenya dazzles all who visit and viewing the country’s abundant wildlife tops the list. See the wildebeest thundering across the savanna during the Great Migration in the Maasai Mara; come eye-to-eye with elephants in Amboseli; or marvel at Lake Nakuru, flecked with thousands of flamingos.

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7. Tunisia

Facing Europe’s Mediterranean coastline, Tunisia is Africa’s most northern country.  Tunisia It is a gorgeous, sun-soaked destination, where European and Arab influences blend. Home to beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean Sea, the country is a popular vacation destination for Europeans seeking winter sun. Another great spot is the island Djerba is a perfect spot to indulge.

6. Rwanda

Rwanda is now the most popular destination in East Africa. Paul Kagame has transformed the place that is favoured by many tourists. Some of Volcanoes National Park is where the treks to see these majestic primates take place. You cannot just go on your own but must join a guided trip that requires a permit.

5. Morocco

Morocco’s attractions offer an eye-opening taste of the exotic, with snake charmers and conjurers souks piled high with hordes of treasures and endless glasses of mint tea. It’s also an adventure into some of North Africa’s most stunning scenery, with the desert on its doorstep and the craggy heights of the Atlas Mountains beyond. Morocco is also a journey into a timeless, tranquil world of cute coastal villages, colourful-painted towns that cling to hillsides, and remote outposts defended by fairy-tale adobe forts.

4. Zimbabwe

Most of Zimbabwe’s top attractions are found outside the main cities and are therefore considered relatively safe. Hwange National Park is the oldest and largest of Zimbabwe’s game reserves. The Hwange elephant population is believed to be one of the largest in the world. In Zimbabwe’s far west corner, the Zambezi River marks the border with Zambia.

3. Egypt

Home of the ancient Pharaohs, Egypt is a destination full of dazzling temples and tombs that wow all who visit. With vast tracts of desert adventures, the Red Sea’s world-class coral reefs and wrecks for divers, and cruising on the famed Nile River, there are plenty of things to do for all types of travellers. Beach lovers head to the Sinai or the Red Sea Coast to soak up the sun, while archaeology fans will have a field day in Luxor. Cairo is the megalopolis that can’t be beaten for city slickers, while Siwa oasis and the southern town of Aswan offer a slice of the slow pace of the countryside.

2. Tanzania

Tanzania is home to many of Africa’s most famous national parks and natural attractions, including Mount Kilimanjaro. Most visitors will find themselves passing through Dar es Salaam and heading out to the wilderness areas and other destinations. The land is made of small beautiful islands. For those who want to spend some time soaking up the sun, the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar beckon.

1. South Africa

In South Africa, you’ll find classic African scenery: golden savannah, incredible gaping gorges, and hauntingly beautiful deserts, as well as an awe-inspiring cast of African creatures. Apart from the big-name game parks of Kruger and the Kgalagadi (Kalahari) Transfrontier Park, South Africa is home to some of the world’s most luxurious private game reserves and lodges.

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Tsitsikamma National Park, Suspension bridge in South Africa – Top 10 hottest African countries

Wildlife lovers come here from all corners of the globe searching for the “Big Five”: lion, buffalo, leopard, rhino, and elephant, and often they find it, and so much more.

So these are the Hottest countries in Africa, if you visit South-Africa then you should visit some of the above-mentioned Countries surely.

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Africa News: Today, 9th December 2019, African Leaders attended the 9th African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Summit. 

The theme for the Summit is “A transformed ACP committed to multilateralism”

 

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Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo was one of the keynote speakers.

 

 

The event was attended by many African Head of states including Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, President of Botswana Mokgweetsi Masisi ,Government officials.

In addition to the above attendees was H.E Teneng Mba Jaiteh of Gambia, H.E. Robert Dussey,  H.E. Geoffrey Onyeama with the newly elected Secretary-General of ACP.

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H.E. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti of Angola,  Nigerian economist the Tony Elumelu, The President of Mozambique, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi,  

 

In 1997, the first ACP Summit of Heads of State and Government was held in Gabon.

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