Louise Mushikiwabo
Louise Mushikiwabo

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Name: Louise Mushikiwabo
Occupation: Politician
Gender: Female
Birth Day: May 22, 1961
Age: 61
Country: Rwanda
Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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Louise Mushikiwabo

Louise Mushikiwabo was born on May 22, 1961 in Rwanda (61 years old). Louise Mushikiwabo is a Politician, zodiac sign: Gemini. Find out Louise Mushikiwabonet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Trivia

She is the co-author of the semi-autobiographical novel Rwanda Means the Universe (2006). 

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

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Salary 2020

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Before Fame

She graduated from the National University of Rwanda with a Bachelor's degree in English in 1994. She later moved to the U.S. to study linguistics at the University of Delaware.

Biography Timeline

1961

Louise Mushikiwabo was born on 22 May 1961 in Kigali, the Rwandan capital. Her father was Bitsindinkumi, a Tutsi from the Batsobe clan; Bitsindinkumi worked as a farmer, managing the family's smallholding as well as working as bookkeeper for a colonial coffee plantation. Her mother was Nyiratulira, a first cousin of the philosopher and historian Alexis Kagame. She spent her childhood in Kigali. The youngest of nine children, her siblings included Lando Ndasingwa, who became a notable businessman and politician in Rwanda before being killed in 1994 during the Rwandan genocide, and Anne-Marie Kantengwa, who took over Lando's hotel Chez Lando after his death and served in the Parliament of Rwanda from 2003 to 2008.

1981

After completing primary and secondary school in Kigali, Mushikiwabo went to study at the National University of Rwanda (currently University of Rwanda), in the southern city of Butare, in 1981. She graduated from university in 1984, with a bachelor's degree in English, and then worked briefly as a secondary school teacher. In 1986, she emigrated from Rwanda to the United States, where she began studying for a master's degree in Languages and Interpretation at the University of Delaware, with French as her specialist language. Upon finishing her studies in 1988, she remained in the United States, settling in the Washington, D.C. area. She started her career working for lobbying organisations, before taking a position with the African Development Bank (ADB); as part of her role with the ADB she lived in Tunisia for a short time, and eventually became the bank's Communications Director.

2006

In 2006, Mushikiwabo wrote a book, Rwanda Means the Universe, which was co-authored by Jack Kramer, an American journalist and ex-marine. The book is semi-autobiographical, describing Mushikiwabo's family history, her early life in Rwanda, and her experiences upon emigrating to the United States. It also describes the Rwandan genocide in detail, from a historical perspective as well as from Mushikwabo's own point of view living in Washington, as she received the news that many of her family members had been killed.

2008

In March 2008, Mushikiwabo was invited by Rwandan President Paul Kagame to return to her homeland Rwanda and take up a position in his government. She was appointed to the post of Minister of Information, replacing Laurent Nkusi. Early in her tenure, Mushikiwabo was responsible for deciding whether to take action against several local media organisations that had run defamatory stories about Kagame. One newspaper, the Kinyarwanda-language daily Umuco, had published an article comparing the president to Adolf Hitler, and the High Council of the Press (HCP) had requested the government to suspend the newspaper's licence. Nkusi had refused this request, and while Mushikiwabo did not officially suspend the paper, it nonetheless stopped printing in October 2008. Mushikiwabo generally encouraged her colleagues to support freedom of the press, but was also firm in ensuring that the media complied with Rwanda's tough laws surrounding genocide denial. In 2009, she issued a temporary ban on the Kinyarwanda radio station broadcast by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), because she claimed it had aired programmes "giving free scope to genocidaires and negationists of the genocide"; the BBC denied this claim, arguing that it and the government had different interpretations of the genocide.

Family Life

Louise is the sister of businesswoman Anne-Marie Kantengwa and politician Lando Ndasingwa.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Louise Mushikiwabo is 61 years, 4 months and 14 days old. Louise Mushikiwabo will celebrate 62nd birthday on a Monday 22nd of May 2023. Below we countdown to Louise Mushikiwabo upcoming birthday.

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