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Frank Rusagara

Frank Rusagara

Former Military Historian, Rwanda Defence Force

Associate of The Brenthurst Foundation


Brigadier General Frank Rusagara is the Defence Advisor at the Rwanda High Commission in London, also accredited to Berne, Switzerland; Stockholm, Sweden; Denmark and other Nordic countries. He is a Military Historian and former Director of the Rwanda Defence Forces Department of Information, Documentation and Military History. General Rusagara was previously the G1 - General Staff Officer in Charge of Personnel and Administration, Director of Finance, Secretary General (Permanent Secretary) of the Ministry of Defence, President of the Rwanda Military Court and Commandant of the Rwanda Military Academy, Nyakinama.

He is currently Chairman of the Rwanda Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), and the Rwandan Chapter of the Africa Centre for Strategic Studies (ACSS). Born in Rwanda, he lived, studied and worked in Uganda and Kenya. He holds an MA in International Security Studies from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and a B.Com Degree from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. He was involved in the struggle for the liberation of Rwanda, and after 1994, held several portfolios in policy formulation and implementation as a Senior Officer of the Government of Rwanda in the Ministry of Defence. He is the author of Resilience of a Nation: A History of the Military in Rwanda (2009), and presently a PhD Candidate in Politics and International Studies at SOAS, University of London.

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