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Rwanda: Ask Rwandan President Questions on YouTube

On May 5, 2011 President Paul Kagame of Rwanda will be the first African leader to be interviewed on YouTube World View. World View is a series of monthly interviews with the world's foremost leaders, where you ask the questions. The top-rated questions will be asked in exclusive interviews.

The official YouTube blog says:

YouTube World View has traveled to North America, Europe and the Middle East to offer you the chance to interview the most powerful leaders in the world. Today, we’re introducing our first World View interview with an African leader, Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

According to Google Africa Policy and Government Relations Manager Ory Okolloh and YouTube News and Politics Manager Ramya Raghavan, Kagame will sit down for a special interview with Khaya Dlanga, a YouTube partner and one of South Africa’s leading video bloggers. During the interview, President Kagame will answer a range of the most popular questions submitted by you.

Anyone can submit questions. The deadline to submit your question is May 3 and the final interview will be available on May 7:

Starting now, you can submit questions to President Kagame on any topic, like Rwanda’s economy, technology policy, how the country has grown over the 17 years since the genocide or the issue of regional integration. You can also ask questions as wide ranging as issues related to the future of Africa and its young people. Go to www.youtube.com/worldview to submit your question via video or text, as well as vote on your favorites.

The Twitter hashtag for the interview is #askkagame.

Paul Kagame impressed tweeps in March this year when he accepted an invitation sent to him by a Kenyan blogger through Twitter.

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