The 5 African First Ladies You Need Know
Jeannette Kagame, First Lady of Rwanda
Spouse: Paul Kagame
Jeannette Kagame returned to Rwanda after the 1994 genocide and was saddened by the aftermath of the tragedy. Kagame, who is a mother of four, soon began working with those widowed and orphaned due to the genocide. When her husband took office in 2000, she continued her philanthropic work through the creation of the Imbutu Foundation. The organization supports development in health and education. Kagame was also the founding member of the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS. Her work has complimented her husband's efforts to rebuild Rwanda.
Photo Credit: Jeannette Kagame, Flickr