RWANDESE WEDDING

Kagame becomes a grandfather as daughter Ange gives birth

In Summary

•Ange got married in July last year.

• Her father, President Paul Kagame expressed joy in becoming a grandfather.

Ange Kagame with a white gown holding Billy's hand at a church wedding on Saturday
Ange Kagame with a white gown holding Billy's hand at a church wedding on Saturday
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Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s only daughter, Ange  Kagame, has given birth.

She tied the knot with the love of her life, Bertrand Ndengeyingoma in July last year.

Taking to Twitter on Monday, Kagame said:

 

Kagame did not reveal the baby's gender.

Ange's church marriage ceremony was private and took place  at Intare Conference Arena in Kabuga Town, Rwanda.

 

In 2018,The couple held  a traditional wedding ceremony known as Gusaba.

The ceremony was held in the President’s rural home in Ntebe near Lake Muhazi and was attended by family and close friends only.

Love of my life
Love of my life
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Ange  and Billy  on  June 8 last year exchanged vows in a civil wedding at Kigali City Council offices.

A civil wedding is a nonreligious, legal marriage ceremony presided over by an authorised official. It takes place without any religious affiliation and meets the legal requirements of the state or location of the wedding.

Angie walking down the isle in church
Angie walking down the isle in church
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However, a religious wedding is the way many couples choose to begin their lives together as man and wife. Whether Christian or Muslim, many couples feel that a religious wedding adds more meaning to the day.

Bertrand ‘Billy’ , is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), trained urban planner and architect. He is currently a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and works with Bank of Rwanda.

Ange studied political science at Smith College in Massachusetts.