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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Rwanda - Wikipedia
Rwanda - CIA World Fact Book
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With love from Rwanda - The Herald

The Herald

With love from Rwanda
The Herald
Instead, she used her experience as a launch pad to create awareness around gender-based violence in Rwanda. It meant working with everyone from the ordinary villager up to powerful organs like the Rwanda Ministry of Defence to generate discourse ...



Cycle through Fort Langley trails pays dividends for Rwandan kids - Surrey Now-Leader

Surrey Now-Leader

Cycle through Fort Langley trails pays dividends for Rwandan kids
Surrey Now-Leader
Carter Job of Langley wasn't the youngest participant in this year's Rachel's Ride for Rwanda, but he was the only one making the trek on a strider bike. The three-year-old Walnut Grove youngster was joined by his parents, Chelsea and Zac, as well as ...

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Rwanda's Kagame sticks to used clothes ban despite U.S. threats ... - africanews

africanews

Rwanda's Kagame sticks to used clothes ban despite U.S. threats ...
africanews
Rwandan President Paul Kagame has stated that his country will proceed with the ban on used clothes despite threats by the United States to review trade ...
East Africa: Secondhand Clothes Ban Shelved to Save Agoa Trade ...AllAfrica.com
Kenya's AGOA eligibility no longer under US review | Global Trade ...Global Trade Review (GTR)

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Rwanda Tourism Operations 'Stress-Free' processing Online License - News Of Rwanda Group

News Of Rwanda Group

Rwanda Tourism Operations 'Stress-Free' processing Online License
News Of Rwanda Group
Those interested can log on to www.tourismregulation.rw and get details as well as apply for a license. The new website is operated by Rwanda Development Board (RDB). As we advance in quality service provision, we should focus on investing in ...

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Differences between Kenya, Rwanda elections - Daily Nation - Daily Nation

Daily Nation

Differences between Kenya, Rwanda elections - Daily Nation
Daily Nation
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame in the past. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...
Lessons from Rwanda and President Paul KagameLusaka Times
Rwanda: Participate More and Better, Kagame Tells YouthAllAfrica.com
KAGAME: The unbelievable truth - The Independent UgandaIndependent

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Can Rwanda Police all Troubled Countries? - KT Press

KT Press

Can Rwanda Police all Troubled Countries?
KT Press
While South Africans were piecing themselves together after stamping out apartheid, up north in 1994, Rwanda was tearing apart in a deadly genocide against Tutsi. Sixteen days into the mass slaughter of Tutsi, the United Nations decided to cut down by ...



Rwanda is a youthful nation and that's a good thing - The New Times

The New Times

Rwanda is a youthful nation and that's a good thing
The New Times
President Paul Kagame gave an interview on a wide range of issues on Sunday 25 July at RBA. One of the questions he was asked was about the largely youthful leadership at every level and across different sectors in the country and what impact they have.

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Powering Rwanda's Remotest Areas Back to Life - KT Press

KT Press

Powering Rwanda's Remotest Areas Back to Life
KT Press
It will connect 13,000 households in Gisagara district to the national grid and power up many surrounding districts. Just last week, construction began on a 2.6MW Rwaza-Muko mini hydro-power plan in Northern Rwanda to serve more than 300,000 people.



You have a right to health insurance - The New Times

You have a right to health insurance
The New Times
To protect people from high levels of inconvenience due to sickness, N 48/2015 of 23/11/2015 the Law governing the organisation, functioning and management of health insurance schemes in Rwanda says that health insurance is compulsory for everyone.



Rwanda: NEC Provisionally Approves 2 Candidates, Final List Set for July 7 - AllAfrica.com

Rwanda: NEC Provisionally Approves 2 Candidates, Final List Set for July 7
AllAfrica.com
Only incumbent President Paul Kagame and Frank Habineza, of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, made the cut when the National Electoral Commission released the provisional list yesterday. After scrutiny of the nomination papers of six candidates, ...

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