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New premier returns from Germany

Newly-appointed Rwandan Prime Minister Bernard Makuza has returned to his country from Germany, where he was the ambassador, to take up his job. He told Rwandan radio that his appointment “showed a sign of confidence and trust” on the part of the government. He said he was ready to face the challenges ahead. Makuza, 39, hails from Gikongoro prefecture. The new government, meanwhile, has yet to be announced more than 10 days after the resignation of the former premier, Pierre-Celestin Rwigema.

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