Grégoire Kayibanda

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Kayibanda, Grégoire

 

Born May 1, 1924, in the commune of Musambira, Gitarama Province. Rwandan political figure and statesman.

Kayibanda was educated in Catholic seminaries in the cities of Kabgaye and Nyakibanda. In the second half of the 1950’s he was editor in chief of the newspaper Kinyamateka, which was founded by a group from the intelligentsia advocating Rwanda’s independence. In 1959 he was one of the chief organizers of the party known as PARMEHUTU (Hutu Emancipation Movement; since 1960 it has been called the Republican Democratic Movement). From July 1962 to July 1973 he was president of the Republic of Rwanda. Kayibanda was deposed on July 5, 1973, after a coup d’etat.

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For the attention of: Gregoire Kayibanda, ingenieur dirigeant
This article reassesses the political rhetoric and authority of pre-genocide Rwanda to bring nuance to our understanding of the regimes of Gregoire Kayibanda (First Republic, 1961-73) and Juvenal Habyarimana (Second Republic, 1973-94).
Letter by HE [His Excellence] Gregoire Kayibanda, President of the Republic, to all the nation's servants (2 August 1970)' (National Archives of Rwanda, document no.
Speech by HE Gregoire Kayibanda, President of the Republic of Rwanda, at the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the MDR Parmehutu, January 28th, 1970' (National Archives of Rwanda, document no.
Official note by the President of the Republic Gregoire Kayibanda during a meeting at the National Assembly' (National Archives of Rwanda, document no.
Speech by HE Gregoire Kayibanda, President of the Republic of Rwanda on peace in the country, 22 March 1973' (National Archives of Rwanda, document no.
Speech by HE Gregoire Kayibanda, President of the Republic of Rwanda on the first anniversary of the independence, 1 July 1963' (National Archives of Rwanda, document no.
Both Father Levesque and Gregoire Kayibanda appreciated Canada's initial contribution to the establishment of the National University of Rwanda yet neither shied away from voicing their expectation that even more assistance from Canada would be forthcoming.
Gregoire Kayibanda made this the subject of a special appeal to the Prime Minister of Canada but despite some initial favourable indications in Ottawa--Paul Martin for one saw merit in the proposal--the government as a whole was leery about the project's feasibility and cost.
In August 1967, he accompanied Gregoire Kayibanda to Canada for Expo '67 and arranged meetings between the Rwandan president and Premier Daniel Johnson of Quebec.
28) Gregoire Kayibanda to Lester Pearson, 14 May 1964.
A Hutu revolution installs Gregoire Kayibanda as president.