Sources in Brussels, Belgium told AfroAmerica Network that Faustin Twagiramugu, a former Prime Minister of Rwanda who was a refugee in Belgium, has passed away. According to the sources, he died from short illness.
Faustin Twagiramungu was born in Cyangugu, Rwanda on August 14, 1945. He is well known as the son-in-law of the former Rwandan President Grégoire Kayibanda and Rwandan political leader. Grégoire Kayibanda was a Rwandan politician and revolutionary who was the first elected President of Rwanda from 1962 to 1973. An ethnic Hutu, Grégoire Kayibanda was a pioneer of the Rwandan Revolution and led Rwanda's struggle for independence from Belgium, replacing the Tutsi monarchy with a republican form of government.