Rwanda

Country Rwanda
Capital Kigali
Continent Africa
Currency Rwandan franc(RWF)
Languages Kinyarwanda, French & English

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In 1959, three years before independence from Belgium, the majority ethnic group, the Hutus, overthrew the ruling Tutsi king. Over the next several years, thousands of Tutsis were killed, and some 150,000 driven into exile in neighboring countries. The children of these exiles later formed a rebel group, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), and began a civil war in 1990. The war, along with several political and economic upheavals, exacerbated ethnic tensions, culminating in April 1994 in the genocide of roughly 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus. The Tutsi rebels defeated the Hutu regime and ended the killing in July 1994, but approximately 2 million Hutu refugees - many fearing Tutsi retribution - fled to neighboring Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zaire. Since then, most of the refugees have returned to Rwanda, but several thousand remained in the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC; the former Zaire) and formed an extremist insurgency bent on retaking Rwanda, much as the RPF tried in 1990. Rwanda held its first local elections in 1999 and its first post-genocide presidential and legislative elections in 2003. Rwanda in 2009 staged a joint military operation with the Congolese Army in DRC to rout out the Hutu extremist insurgency there and Kigali and Kinshasa restored diplomatic relations. Rwanda also joined the Commonwealth in late 2009.

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RPF at 30: Rwandans in UK celebrate achievements - The New Times

RPF at 30: Rwandans in UK celebrate achievements
The New Times
In UK in the City of Reading, this Saturday, members of the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) celebrated 30 years of the party's existence. Egide Ruhashya, the party chairman in the UK told The New Times that they mainly celebrated the role of the ...



Three arrested over Rwf1bn SIM box fraud targeting MTN Rwanda - The New Times

The New Times

Three arrested over Rwf1bn SIM box fraud targeting MTN Rwanda
The New Times
Between January and October this year, MTN Rwanda and Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) lost about Rwf1Billion in revenues owing to sim-boxing fraud. A SIM box fraud is a setup in which fraudsters install SIM boxes with multiple low-cost ...



Rwanda Edge Tanzania to Exit Cecafa Tourney - KT Press

KT Press

Rwanda Edge Tanzania to Exit Cecafa Tourney
KT Press
Amavubi skipper Bizimana Djihad tries to dribble past Tanzania trio in Saturday's game played at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. Rwanda's Amavubi managed a 2-1 win over Tanzania Mainland in the final Group A match played on Saturday at Kenyatta Stadium ...
Rwanda Wasps sting KilimanjaroCitizen TV (press release)
Rwanda, Tanzania out of Cecafa tourneyDaily Nation
Cecafa: Rwanda's Amavubi lose sting, out of tournamentThe Standard
Capital FM Kenya -The New Times -Goal.com
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Rwanda's inflation declined to 2.2 percent in November - stats office - Kitco News

Rwanda's inflation declined to 2.2 percent in November - stats office
Kitco News
Rwanda's inflation declined to 2.2 percent in November - stats office. Reuters Sunday December 10, 2017 3:28 AM. Kitco News. Share this article: KIGALI, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Rwanda's inflation fell to 2.2 percent year-on-year in November from 3.6 pct a ...

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Rwanda to host 2019 int'l confab on AIDS - Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release)

Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release)

Rwanda to host 2019 int'l confab on AIDS
Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release)
Rwanda has been designated to host the 20th edition of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA), ICASA president Dr. Ihab Ahmed also the chairman of the African Society against AIDS (SAA) has announced ...



Japan embassy to donate 400 Tatami Mats to Rwanda Karate Federation - The New Times

The New Times

Japan embassy to donate 400 Tatami Mats to Rwanda Karate Federation
The New Times
Japan's envoy to Rwanda has announced that it will donate over 400 pieces of Tatami Mats as part of his country's continued support to the Rwanda Karate Federation. His Excellence Takayuki Miyashita made the announcement at the Japanese embassy at ...



Carleton hosts conference on Rwanda - The Charlatan

Carleton hosts conference on Rwanda
The Charlatan
The genocide in Rwanda saw over 800,000 citizens—primarily from the Tutsi ethnic group—killed by the Hutu majority in just under 100 days. The United Nations consistently denied requests for more soldiers, and the right to assist the Rwandans. There ...



Africa Dream Soccer Tour launched in Rwanda - The New Times

Africa Dream Soccer Tour launched in Rwanda
The New Times
The inaugural 'Africa Dream Soccer Tour' organized by Honda Estilo Corp. and to be carried out in three African countries was launched on Saturday in Rwanda. The function to officially start the 'Rwanda leg' of the tour running, under the theme ...



Rwanda to host 2018 ITF U18 International Junior Open - The New Times

Rwanda to host 2018 ITF U18 International Junior Open
The New Times
The Confederation of Africa Tennis (CAT) has awarded Rwanda hosting rights of the U18 ITF International Junior Open, which will run from June 25-30, 2018. The confederation also granted Rwanda the rights to host the Africa General Assembly Meeting (AGM ...

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I'm not under any pressure – coach Hey - The New Times

The New Times

I'm not under any pressure – coach Hey
The New Times
The national football team head coach Antoine Hey has down played talk that he is under pressure after Amavubi were eliminated at the group stage of the ongoing CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Kenya. Amavubi return home today after exiting the regional ...