In December 2023, African presidents and dictators attended the US - Africa Summit convened by US President Joe Biden in Washington, DC. Aside the event, Rwanda's Paul Kagame warned the US leaders against bullying him for the repression, the lack of democracy, and abuses of human rights in his regime, raising other African leaders' eyebrows. He has done it again. In recent interviews with media journalists in Kigali, Rwanda, Paul Kagame mocked the US Government. He told the media that the criticism of the US against his repressive regime “feels and sounds just like a joke.”
On August 23, 2023 Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame threatened the Rwandan Catholic Church members, vowed to arrest them and lock them in jail for visiting a well known pilgrimage site in Rwanda. He made the threats to the Catholic Church followers while addressing a youth conference, organized by the ruling Rwandan oligarchy.
- 02 October 2022 - 28 February 2023