Rwandan President Paul Kagame will seek a fourth term in next year’s presidential election, according to an interview with Jeune Afrique.
“Yes, I am indeed a candidate,” Mr Kagame told said on Tuesday.
Asked about what the West would think about his decision to run again, Mr Kagame said, “I’m sorry for the West, but what the West thinks is not my problem”.
“I am happy with the confidence that the Rwandans have in me. I will always serve them, as much when I can.”
Mr Kagame has been president of the East African nation since 2000. A controversial referendum in 2015 removed a two-term constitutional limit for presidents.
He won the last election in 2017 with 98.8% of the vote.