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Dr. Gashumba, Prof. Shyaka appointed ambassadors

By IGIHE
On 13 June 2021 at 07:06

The former Minister of Health Dr. Diane Gashumba and Minister of Local Government, Prof. Anastase Shyaka have been appointed ambassadors along with James Gatera who once served as the CEO of Bank of Kigali.

They were nominated during the cabinet meeting held on Saturday 12th June 2021 chaired by President Paul Kagame.

The new appointments saw Dr. Gashumba becoming Rwanda’s ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden, Prof. Shyaka became Rwanda’s ambassador to the Republic of Poland while James Gatera will represent Rwanda to the State of Israel.

Michel Sebera has been also appointed Minister Counsellor in the Embassy of Rwanda to the Kingdom of Netherlands.

The cabinet meeting has also approved Antoine Anfré as the new French Ambassador to Rwanda with residence in Kigali. The post has been vacant for six years.

Dr. Gashumba holds a Doctor of Medicine degree and a Masters in Medicine specializing in Pediatrics. She started practicing in 1999. She was appointed Minister of Health on October 4th, 2016 replacing Dr. Agnes Binagwaho.

Prior to that position, she was the Cabinet Minister of Gender and Family Promotion in the cabinet of Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi.

She also served as the Director General at Kibagabaga Hospital for 3 years.

Between 2010 and 2016, she worked with a USAID-funded child and maternal health project as "Senior Team Leader".

Dr. Gashumba resigned from her position as the Minister of Health on 14th February 2020 and had no other official duties prior to the ambassadorial post.

Prof. Shyaka is a politician who served as the Minister of Local Government from October 2018 to March 2021. Prior to that, he worked as CEO of Rwanda Governance Board since 2011.

He once served as the Director of the Center for Conflict Management at the University of Rwanda.

James Gatera appointed Rwanda’s ambassador to the state of Israel previously worked as CEO of Bank of Kigali from 2007 to 2016 when he was appointed the CEO of Crystal Ventures.

Michel Minega Sebera has been also serving as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Trade and Commerce.

Prof. Anastase Shyaka has been appointed Rwanda’s ambassador to Poland.
Dr. Diane Gashumba has been appointed Rwanda’s ambassador to Sweden.
Michel Sebera has been also appointed Minister Counsellor in the Embassy of Rwanda to the Kingdom of Netherlands.
James Gatera previously served as the CEO of Crystal Ventures.

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