Rwanda

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

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Introduction

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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Advocates Want Independent Review of Death of Rwandan Gospel Singer - Voice of AmericaAdvocates Want Independent Review of Death of Rwandan Gospel Singer  Voice of America

Rwandan researchers’ devise algorithm that can detect a Covid sample from pool of 99 swabs - ThePrintRwandan researchers’ devise algorithm that can detect a Covid sample from pool of 99 swabs  ThePrint

Rwanda, Burundi agree on talks to normalize ties - Anadolu AgencyRwanda, Burundi agree on talks to normalize ties  Anadolu Agency

Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga to be sent to The Hague - Al Jazeera EnglishRwandan genocide suspect Kabuga to be sent to The Hague  Al Jazeera English

Rwanda's clothing spat with the US helps China - BBC NewsRwanda's clothing spat with the US helps China  BBC News

SMEC completes guide for lake shores in Rwanda - Environment AnalystSMEC completes guide for lake shores in Rwanda  Environment Analyst

Rwandan President Paul Kagame Has Not Appointed A 19-Year-Old As Minister - BOOMRwandan President Paul Kagame Has Not Appointed A 19-Year-Old As Minister  BOOM

Rwanda launches six-year landscape restoration project - cgtn.comRwanda launches six-year landscape restoration project  cgtn.com

France approves Rwanda genocide suspect’s transfer to UN tribunal - Al Jazeera EnglishFrance approves Rwanda genocide suspect’s transfer to UN tribunal  Al Jazeera English

On-the-job training or cash handouts? A Rwandan study discovered which was better for youth job prospects - World Economic ForumOn-the-job training or cash handouts? A Rwandan study discovered which was better for youth job prospects  World Economic Forum

Belgium Arrests 3 Men Suspected of Involvement in Rwandan Genocide - The New York TimesBelgium Arrests 3 Men Suspected of Involvement in Rwandan Genocide  The New York Times

Rwanda’s Aggressive Approach to Covid Wins Plaudits—and Warnings - The Wall Street JournalRwanda’s Aggressive Approach to Covid Wins Plaudits—and Warnings  The Wall Street Journal

3 Arrested in Belgium, Suspected of Involvement in 1994 Rwanda Genocide - Voice of America3 Arrested in Belgium, Suspected of Involvement in 1994 Rwanda Genocide  Voice of America

The legacy of mass rape in Rwanda laid bare in new book : The Asahi Shimbun - Asahi ShimbunThe legacy of mass rape in Rwanda laid bare in new book : The Asahi Shimbun  Asahi Shimbun

Belgium prosecutor announces arrests of 3 individuals connected with 1994 Rwanda genocide - JURISTBelgium prosecutor announces arrests of 3 individuals connected with 1994 Rwanda genocide  JURIST

Prosecutor: 'Hotel Rwanda' Man to Be Tried With Rebels - Voice of AmericaProsecutor: 'Hotel Rwanda' Man to Be Tried With Rebels  Voice of America

Only two polio cases registered in Rwanda in 27 years - The New TimesOnly two polio cases registered in Rwanda in 27 years  The New Times

Rwanda's Mahama Refugee Camp registers more COVID-19 cases - cgtn.comRwanda's Mahama Refugee Camp registers more COVID-19 cases  cgtn.com

ICA expands to Rwanda with new partnership | Article - Compliance WeekICA expands to Rwanda with new partnership | Article  Compliance Week

Rwanda, Burundi meet to mend bilateral relations - CNBCAfrica.comRwanda, Burundi meet to mend bilateral relations  CNBCAfrica.com

IRMCT orders transfer of alleged Rwanda genocide financier to The Hague due to health concerns - JURISTIRMCT orders transfer of alleged Rwanda genocide financier to The Hague due to health concerns  JURIST

Rwanda keeps ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero in jail another 30 days - Washington PostRwanda keeps ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero in jail another 30 days  Washington Post

More details about Rene Mugenzi emerge - The New TimesMore details about Rene Mugenzi emerge  The New Times

USAID Donates Vehicles To Rwanda For COVD19 Tracking and Tracing - US Embassy in RwandaUSAID Donates Vehicles To Rwanda For COVD19 Tracking and Tracing  US Embassy in Rwanda

Rwanda: ‘Our rapprochement with the DRC can’t please everyone’ – Vincent Biruta - The Africa ReportRwanda: ‘Our rapprochement with the DRC can’t please everyone’ – Vincent Biruta  The Africa Report

Rwandan court extends 'Hotel Rwanda' hero Rusesabagina's detention: judge - ReutersRwandan court extends 'Hotel Rwanda' hero Rusesabagina's detention: judge  Reuters

Paul Rusesabagina admits backing rebels, denies violence - Al Jazeera EnglishPaul Rusesabagina admits backing rebels, denies violence  Al Jazeera English

Domestic tourism to prop up Rwanda tourism sector - Anadolu AgencyDomestic tourism to prop up Rwanda tourism sector  Anadolu Agency

Rights Groups Question 'Hotel Rwanda' Figure's Prospect for Fair Trial - Voice of AmericaRights Groups Question 'Hotel Rwanda' Figure's Prospect for Fair Trial  Voice of America

Belgium arrests three Rwandans in connection with 1994 genocide - ReutersBelgium arrests three Rwandans in connection with 1994 genocide  Reuters

Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Rwanda - EU NewsFunded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Rwanda  EU News

Rwanda in talks with EU, U.S. firms to produce cannabis for export - ReutersRwanda in talks with EU, U.S. firms to produce cannabis for export  Reuters

Murder and abduction claims have Rwandan Government accused of intimidating critics in Australia - ABC NewsMurder and abduction claims have Rwandan Government accused of intimidating critics in Australia  ABC News

Rwanda's unemployment rate drops due to reopening of economy - cgtn.comRwanda's unemployment rate drops due to reopening of economy  cgtn.com

Rwanda: Young Woman Reunites With Family 26 Years After Genocide - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsRwanda: Young Woman Reunites With Family 26 Years After Genocide  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Rwanda among Forbes '20 Best Places To Travel in 2021' - The New TimesRwanda among Forbes '20 Best Places To Travel in 2021'  The New Times

Rwanda Enters Medical Marijuana Export Market - Law.comRwanda Enters Medical Marijuana Export Market  Law.com

Foreign lawyers for 'Hotel Rwanda' hero say they have been denied access to him - ReutersForeign lawyers for 'Hotel Rwanda' hero say they have been denied access to him  Reuters

Why was Paul Rusesabagina of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ fame living in San Antonio when he was captured? - The Dallas Morning NewsWhy was Paul Rusesabagina of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ fame living in San Antonio when he was captured?  The Dallas Morning News

Rwandan Genocide convict lands ex-Malawian minister in jail - The New TimesRwandan Genocide convict lands ex-Malawian minister in jail  The New Times

RGB survey highlights major development issues, remedies - The New TimesRGB survey highlights major development issues, remedies  The New Times

Solicitation- Health Insurance Coverage for Locally Employed Staff - US Embassy in RwandaSolicitation- Health Insurance Coverage for Locally Employed Staff  US Embassy in Rwanda

Rwanda and Burundi officials meet to normalize bilateral relations - DevdiscourseRwanda and Burundi officials meet to normalize bilateral relations  Devdiscourse

Editorial: Kudos to Rwandan Diaspora in Australia for exposing lies against motherland - The New TimesEditorial: Kudos to Rwandan Diaspora in Australia for exposing lies against motherland  The New Times

Rwanda closes COVID-19 treatment centres as cases drop - CGTNRwanda closes COVID-19 treatment centres as cases drop  CGTN

Rwanda carries out research on COVID-19 Pooled Testing Method - UgandaRwanda carries out research on COVID-19 Pooled Testing Method  Uganda

Rwf32 billion project to restore forestry in southern Rwanda - The New TimesRwf32 billion project to restore forestry in southern Rwanda  The New Times

Nearly killed in Rwandan genocide, Fall River priest honored for his efforts to promote peace - The Patriot LedgerNearly killed in Rwandan genocide, Fall River priest honored for his efforts to promote peace  The Patriot Ledger

Rwanda : Interim Performance Update Under the Policy Coordination Instrument-Press Release; and Staff Report - International Monetary FundRwanda : Interim Performance Update Under the Policy Coordination Instrument-Press Release; and Staff Report  International Monetary Fund

Latest 'disappearance' in Rwanda is met with muted reaction from Trudeau government - The Globe and MailLatest 'disappearance' in Rwanda is met with muted reaction from Trudeau government  The Globe and Mail

Tour driver blazes the safari trail for Rwandan women - The East AfricanTour driver blazes the safari trail for Rwandan women  The East African

Covid-19: Rwanda features on EU "safe list" - The New TimesCovid-19: Rwanda features on EU "safe list"  The New Times

Rwanda, Angola Sign Deal To Exploit Investment Opportunities - Taarifa RwandaRwanda, Angola Sign Deal To Exploit Investment Opportunities  Taarifa Rwanda

Shocking twist for Hotel Rwanda hero - CNNShocking twist for Hotel Rwanda hero  CNN

Update COVID-19 16 October 2020 - Rwanda - ReliefWebUpdate COVID-19 16 October 2020 - Rwanda  ReliefWeb

Rwanda's Francis Gatare: “Our vision for growth remains unchanged" - Mining ReviewRwanda's Francis Gatare: “Our vision for growth remains unchanged"  Mining Review

Update COVID-19 05 October 2020 - Rwanda - ReliefWebUpdate COVID-19 05 October 2020 - Rwanda  ReliefWeb

Update COVID-19 21 October 2020 - Rwanda - ReliefWebUpdate COVID-19 21 October 2020 - Rwanda  ReliefWeb

Rud-Urunana Militia Leader Col. Rugema Bumped Off - Taarifa RwandaRud-Urunana Militia Leader Col. Rugema Bumped Off  Taarifa Rwanda

How Rwanda plans to boost its tourism sector with skills development - CNBCAfrica.comHow Rwanda plans to boost its tourism sector with skills development  CNBCAfrica.com

Rwanda: 2020 Mid Year Report - Burundi Regional RRP (January - June 2020) - Rwanda - ReliefWebRwanda: 2020 Mid Year Report - Burundi Regional RRP (January - June 2020) - Rwanda  ReliefWeb

A pooled testing strategy for identifying SARS-CoV-2 at low prevalence - Nature.comA pooled testing strategy for identifying SARS-CoV-2 at low prevalence  Nature.com

Rayon elect new Executive Committee - The New TimesRayon elect new Executive Committee  The New Times

Discover Belgian Colonialist Who Brewed Pineapple Wine On Lake Muhazi - Taarifa RwandaDiscover Belgian Colonialist Who Brewed Pineapple Wine On Lake Muhazi  Taarifa Rwanda

Rwanda's response to COVID-19 brings out the need to prepare and learn from practice - Rwanda - ReliefWebRwanda's response to COVID-19 brings out the need to prepare and learn from practice - Rwanda  ReliefWeb

8 Arrested For Stealing School Cement - Taarifa Rwanda8 Arrested For Stealing School Cement  Taarifa Rwanda

Daughter of 'Hotel Rwanda' hero fears lack of fair trial on 'made-up' charges - SBSDaughter of 'Hotel Rwanda' hero fears lack of fair trial on 'made-up' charges  SBS

How Portland Timbers are helping Rwanda's youth recover from devastating genocide through soccer - MLSsoccer.comHow Portland Timbers are helping Rwanda's youth recover from devastating genocide through soccer  MLSsoccer.com

Around the Forest: Portland Timbers in Rwanda, Crystal Dunn, and USWNT - Stumptown FootyAround the Forest: Portland Timbers in Rwanda, Crystal Dunn, and USWNT  Stumptown Footy

Turkey and Rwanda enjoy good and cordial relations - The New TimesTurkey and Rwanda enjoy good and cordial relations  The New Times

Learn About Neck Ties And When To Wear Them - Taarifa RwandaLearn About Neck Ties And When To Wear Them  Taarifa Rwanda

Kagame Says COVID-19 Has Hindered Rwanda’s Progress - Taarifa RwandaKagame Says COVID-19 Has Hindered Rwanda’s Progress  Taarifa Rwanda

RWANDA: Engie and OffGridBox provide green energy, water and Wi-Fi in Kigali - AFRIK 21RWANDA: Engie and OffGridBox provide green energy, water and Wi-Fi in Kigali  AFRIK 21

MTN Rwanda Receives GSMA Mobile Money Certification - Taarifa RwandaMTN Rwanda Receives GSMA Mobile Money Certification  Taarifa Rwanda

Possible Nyiragongo eruption poses limited risk to Rwanda - The New TimesPossible Nyiragongo eruption poses limited risk to Rwanda  The New Times

'Hotel Rwanda' hero remains in jail | World News - Jamaica Gleaner'Hotel Rwanda' hero remains in jail | World News  Jamaica Gleaner

Family of 'Hotel Rwanda hero' Paul Rusesabagina calls on EU, United States to help free him - ABC NewsFamily of 'Hotel Rwanda hero' Paul Rusesabagina calls on EU, United States to help free him  ABC News

Rwanda, Zambia Police Chiefs Meet - Taarifa RwandaRwanda, Zambia Police Chiefs Meet  Taarifa Rwanda

Egypt Will Bomb Ethiopia’s Gigantic Dam- Trump Says - Taarifa RwandaEgypt Will Bomb Ethiopia’s Gigantic Dam- Trump Says  Taarifa Rwanda

Transfer window extended for Rwanda football clubs - Journalducameroun.com - EnglishTransfer window extended for Rwanda football clubs  Journalducameroun.com - English

UNICEF Rwanda COVID-19 Situation Report No. 5 (1 August to 30 September 2020) - Rwanda - ReliefWebUNICEF Rwanda COVID-19 Situation Report No. 5 (1 August to 30 September 2020) - Rwanda  ReliefWeb

INTERVIEW: Rwanda ready for Afrobasket qualifiers– Ferwaba boss - The New TimesINTERVIEW: Rwanda ready for Afrobasket qualifiers– Ferwaba boss  The New Times

Patriots dominate REG to record club's first three-peat - The New TimesPatriots dominate REG to record club's first three-peat  The New Times

MTN Rwanda receives Mobile Money certification - The New TimesMTN Rwanda receives Mobile Money certification  The New Times

Coronavirus - Rwanda: COVID-19 update (23 October 2020) | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsAPO Press Releases - GuardianCoronavirus - Rwanda: COVID-19 update (23 October 2020) | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsAPO Press Releases  Guardian

Hoops Rwanda stun IPRC Huye to lift historic first league title - The New TimesHoops Rwanda stun IPRC Huye to lift historic first league title  The New Times

Coronavirus Success Story: How Rwanda Is Curbing COVID-19 : Goats and Soda - NPRCoronavirus Success Story: How Rwanda Is Curbing COVID-19 : Goats and Soda  NPR

Basketball body announces new partnership with RDB - The New TimesBasketball body announces new partnership with RDB  The New Times

What happened in Rwanda's 1994 genocide? - Reuters IndiaWhat happened in Rwanda's 1994 genocide?  Reuters India

Manchester United Want Traore - Taarifa RwandaManchester United Want Traore  Taarifa Rwanda

Rwanda: The good, the bad, and the ugly - GZERO MediaRwanda: The good, the bad, and the ugly  GZERO Media

MTN Rwanda becomes first provider to get Mobile Money Certification in Rwanda - DevdiscourseMTN Rwanda becomes first provider to get Mobile Money Certification in Rwanda  Devdiscourse

France rejects new probe into killing of Rwanda's Habyarimana - Al Jazeera EnglishFrance rejects new probe into killing of Rwanda's Habyarimana  Al Jazeera English

Rwanda: 6 Months On, No Justice for Kizito Mihigo - Human Rights WatchRwanda: 6 Months On, No Justice for Kizito Mihigo  Human Rights Watch

Rwanda finds mass graves that could contain 30,000 bodies, 26 years after genocide - ThePrintRwanda finds mass graves that could contain 30,000 bodies, 26 years after genocide  ThePrint

Why Rwanda Needs to Prepare Now for Kagame's Promised Departure in 2024 - Council on Foreign RelationsWhy Rwanda Needs to Prepare Now for Kagame's Promised Departure in 2024  Council on Foreign Relations

Rwandan genocide victims' remains exhumed - Anadolu AgencyRwandan genocide victims' remains exhumed  Anadolu Agency

Rwanda genocide: 'I am a mother - I killed some children's parents' - BBC NewsRwanda genocide: 'I am a mother - I killed some children's parents'  BBC News

Rwanda: Rusesabagina Was Forcibly Disappeared - Human Rights WatchRwanda: Rusesabagina Was Forcibly Disappeared  Human Rights Watch

Rwanda genocide: How Félicien Kabuga evaded capture for 26 years - BBC NewsRwanda genocide: How Félicien Kabuga evaded capture for 26 years  BBC News