Alexander Nyarashe

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Alexander Nyarashe
Alexander Nyarashe.jpg
Undated picture of Nyarashe.
8th President of Lyoa
Assumed office
February 1, 2021
Preceded byKemoh Foday
Secretary of Defense of Lyoa
In office
March 23, 2014 – February 1, 2021
Preceded byRobert Tkishuta
Personal details
Born
Alexander Amuriki Nyarashe

(1962-02-12) February 12, 1962 (age 59)
Bellaku, Lyoa
NationalityLyoan
Political partyRevolutionary United Front
Spouse(s)Amanda Nyarashe (m. 1981)
Children2
Alma materUniversity of Tigera
ProfessionSoldier
Military service
AllegianceLyoa Flag.png Lyoa (1987-1999)
Revolutionary United Forces (1999-2003)
Lyoa Flag.png Lyoa (2003-2011)
Years of service1987-2011
RankGeneral
Battles/warsFirst Lyoan Civil War
Internal conflict in Lyoa

General Alexander Amuriki Nyarashe is the current President of Lyoa and is a former rebel commander of the Revolutionary United Forces. Before attaining his current position, Nyarashe was a prominent commander in the Lyoa National Defense Force, considered to be one of the LNDF's best. He is also the RUF nominee for the 2021 Lyoan general election.

Early Life

Nyarashe was born February 12, 1962 in the town of Bellaku, Lyoa to Tgbala parents. He attended Bellaku Regional High School, participating in the school's soccer program. He went on to attend the University of Tigera, studying military science. Upon graduation, he joined Laurent Tulossa's LNDF, becoming commissioned as a Second Lieutenant.

Career

Military Officer

Nyarashe served with the LNDF for 12 years, being promoted up to Major. He briefly took part in the opening stages of the First Lyoan Civil War as part of the pro-government forces. In 1999, he defected, joining the newly-formed Revolutionary United Forces under Marcil Yantanda. During this time, Nyarashe became a general in the rebel army, fighting in many key battles, including the Battle of Tigera.

After the war, Nyarashe joined the restructured LNDF as a General, and commanded government forces during many key events of the Internal conflict in Lyoa. In 2011, Nyarashe retired from the armed forces.

Politician

Following his retirement from the military, Nyarashe generally kept to himself, although he served as an advisor to several political campaigns over the years. In 2014, he was asked to accept a position as Secretary of Defense, which he agreed to. In 2020, Nyarashe campaigned for the nomination of the RUF for president of Lyoa. He won the nomination, and selected Alix Guidon as his running mate. He ended up winning the elections with over 60% of the vote and became the 8th President of Lyoa.

Personal Life

Religiously, Nyarashe considers himself to be a Creeperian Catholic, and attends church services most Sundays. Outside of politics and military service, Nyarashe often volunteers for various charitable organizations and NGOs along with his wife.

Nyarashe married Amanda Kingama in 1981. Together, they have two children, including Jacob Nyarashe.