Louise Mushikiwabo

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The Honourable
Louise Mushikiwabo
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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
Assumed office
December 4, 2009[1]
President Paul Kagame
Preceded by Rosemary Museminali[1]
Personal details
Born (1961-05-22) 22 May 1961 (age 54)
Jabana, Kigali, Rwanda
Political party Independent
Alma mater National University of Rwanda
University of Delaware[2]
Profession Public relations[2]

Louise Mushikiwabo (born 22 May 1961) is a Rwandan politician who has served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Rwanda since 2009. She also serves as Government Spokesperson. She was previously Minister of Information.

Her brother, Lando Ndasingwa, was the only Tutsi minister in the last Habyarimana government, but was killed at the beginning of the 1994 genocide.[3] Her sister, Anne-Marie Kantengwa, took over the management of their brother's hotel and restaurant, Chez Lando, after his murder. She is the niece of the distinguished Rwandan scholar and priest Alexis Kagame.[4]


  1. ^ a b Karuhanga, James (2009-12-06). "Museminali Hands Over to Mushikiwabo". The New Times. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Louise Mushikiwabo". Macmillan Books. St. Martin's Press. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  3. ^ Mushikiwabo's Autobiography on the site crimesofwar.org
  4. ^ L. Mushikiwabo and Jack Kramer, 2006, Rwanda Means the Universe:A Native's Memoir of Blood and Bloodlines. St. Martin's Press

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