Rwanda: Air Force Chief of Staff, Maj Gen Karamba Posted to Tanzania in Ambassadors’ Reshuffle

LR: Marie-Chantal Rwakazina, Maj Gen Charles Karamba and Emmanuel Hategeka.

Rwanda’s Air Force Chief of Staff, Maj Gen Charles Karamba has been appointed Ambassador to Tanzania in the latest changes in diplomatic postings effected by Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame.

In Tanzania, he replaces Eugene Kayihura who has now been redeployed to South Africa.

The changes were announced in a statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister and 15 diplomats have been appointed in new countries.

Marie-Chantal Rwakazina who has been Mayor of Kigali will serve as the new ambassador to the Swiss Federation replacing François-Xavier Ngarambe.

Ngarambe has been deployed in France to replace Jacques Kabale.

In Qatar, President Kagame deployed François Nkulikiyimfura as the envoy while Emmanuel Hategeka, formerly the deputy CEO of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) is the new envoy to UAE.

Hategeka replaces Yasmin Amri Sued, who has been moved to Korea as an ambassador.

In the same changes, Sheikh Saleh Habimana has been posted to the newly created embassy in the Kingdom of Morocco. He had been Ambassador to Egypt.

Dr Aissa Kirabo Kacyira, a former Mayor of Kigali, is the Ambassador of Rwanda to Ghana. She has recently been the deputy executive director of UN Habitat based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye, who has been the Minister of State in charge of Transport in the Ministry of Infrastructure, was appointed as high commissioner to Singapore.

The new Ambassador for Rwanda to Angola is Wellars Gasamagera. Rwanda will be represented in its mission in Egypt by Alfred Kalisa, who was previously in Angola.

Kagame also appointed Prosper Higiro who has previously served as vice president of the Senate and a cabinet minister and executive secretary of the International Conference for the Great Lakes Region, as high commissioner to Canada. He posted James Kimonyo to China.

Former High Commissioner of Rwanda to South Africa, Vincent Karega has been moved to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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