Rwanda: Kagame meets Ellen DeGeneres

Popular American TV host Ellen DeGeneres today met with President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro in Kigali.

Ellen DeGeneres and her partner Portia de Rossi are on holiday in Rwanda since Sunday and to oversee the initial stages of the construction of the Ellen DeGeneres Campus that will be dedicated to the late Dian Fossey’s work in Rwanda.

The campus will support conservation of mountain gorillas.

Dian Fossey was an American primatologist and conservationistwho studied gorillas in Rwanda and the wider Virunga region from 1966 until her death in 1985.

During a past show, DeGeneres told her viewers that Dian Fossey meant a lot to her when she was growing up and wanted to live in Africa to help save the gorillas like Fossey did.   Read more via New Times

President Kagame meets with Ellen DeGeneres, host of TheEllenShow and Portia De Rossi who are on holiday in Rwanda and visited the site of the upcoming Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.