Rwandan President Paul Kagame has been vaccinated against Covid-19, the presidency said on Thursday, making him the first head of state to receive the vaccine in East Africa, where immunisation campaigns are picking up speed. AfricaNews reports that photos of the 63-year-old head of state and his wife Jeannette receiving the vaccine in a hospital in the capital Kigali were posted on the official Twitter account of the Rwandan presidency but it was not revealed which vaccine they had taken. A total of 230,000 Rwandans have already been vaccinated, the presidency said. Rwanda in February became the first East African country to vaccinate against the disease, and aims to vaccinate 30% of its 12 million people this year and 60% by the end of 2022.