Off to Yerevan: Mushikiwabo confident of winning


By EDMUND KAGIRE
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Rwanda’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Louise Mushikiwabo will head to Yerevan, Armenia confident of romping to victory in the election for the secretary general of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), the unifying body of French-speaking countries.

Ms Mushikiwabo will be facing off with the incumbent Canadian Michaëlle Jean, who has held the post for the past four years.

In an interview with French magazine Jeune Afrique published on October 4, the former Canadian governor general who wants a second term, said that she is confident that she will bounce back despite the odds appearing to be against her.

Ahead of the polls, only Canada and her native country Haiti have expressed support for Ms Jean, who is relying on her achievements to win…

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