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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, 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. Despite substantial international assistance and political reforms - including Rwanda's first local elections in March 1999 - the country continues to struggle to boost investment and agricultural output and to foster reconciliation. A series of massive population displacements, a nagging Hutu extremist insurgency, and Rwandan involvement in two wars over the past four years in the neighboring DROC continue to hinder Rwanda's efforts.


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Bank of Kigali (BK) and Rwanda Energy Group (REG) basketball clubs have been approved by the Rwanda Basketball Federation (FERWABA) to compete in the national league starting with the 2016/17 season, which starts next month.
Rwanda national golf team begin their quest to end an 11-year title wait to win the East African Golf Challenge as the 18th edition of the regional premium ...

All of these forces, haunted by their inaction in Rwanda, chose to coalesce by simultaneously prosecuting a systematic campaign to carry out military intervention in Libya.
From Top: Abraham Ruhumuriza (Left) Jean Bosco Nsengimana (Right) and bottom; Joseph Areruya (Left) and Nathan Byukusenge are among the 15 riders who will represent Rwanda at Tour du Rwanda. (File) ...
Rwanda U20 football team has been invited to take part in two Under-20 competitions, one in Morocco from November 9-13, and the 2016 COSAFA ...
Tracking the critically-endangered mountain gorilla in the lushly-forested steep bamboo slopes of the Virunga Mountains in the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda in East Africa is a life-enriching experience. But it comes at a hefty price tag - 750 ...

Relocation of Burundian refugees in Rwanda featured among refugees-welfare issues discussed yesterday at a high level meeting between government officials and prominent envoys from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).
Britain is lagging behind countries including Rwanda, The Philippines and Nicaragua in a global ranking of gender parity, slipping to 20th place on the World Economic Forum (WEF) index.
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The Private Sector Federation (PSF) will next week conduct a trade mission to the Republic of Congo in a move that is aimed at marketing locally made products, and identify new business opportunities for local products.
Michael Ryan, the head of European Union Delegation to Rwanda, has lauded Rwandan movie producers for their motivation and passion for filmmaking.
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When Jacques Nkinzingabo applied to attend Rwanda Unseen, a photo exhibition in Ravensburg, Germany, in September, he had no idea that he would end up touring four countries.
Commenting on the arrest, yesterday, Jean Sayinzoga , chairperson of Rwanda Demobilisation and Reintegration Commission, urged concerned institutions to help in repatriating and reintegration of members of FDLR arrested by the Congolese army and ...
The United Kingdom envoy for post-holocaust issues in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Sir Eric pickles, has described Rwanda as "a living monument for tolerance and bringing people together" after the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. The envoy ...
The launch early this month of unmanned aircraft to deliver life-saving medical supplies may not have raised ripples but I think it was remarkable.

Rwanda National police (RNP), yesterday, announced that Assistant Commissioner of police (ACP) Theos Badege had been appointed its new Commissioner of public relations and Spokesperson.
However, the duo was relieved of their duties only four days later and former Rwanda international Jimmy Mulisa appointed in interim capacity - to take charge of team in its final 2017 AfCON qualifier, against Ghana on September 3 in Accra, which ended ...
The UK is lagging behind countries including Rwanda and The Philippines for gender equality. The country only ranks 20th on the World Economic Forum's (WEF) index of nations - a slide from 9th position in 2006.
Maputo - Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Monday promised his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame, that Mozambique will not allow its territory to be used for acts of destabilisation against Rwanda. Kagame arrived in Maputo on Monday morning for ...
Presented by the Minister for agriculture and Animal Resources, Dr Gerardine Mukeshimana, yesterday, the draft law regulating the warehouse receipt system in Rwanda seeks to encourage farmers who would like to make more money from their produce.
After losing to Egypt in the second match of the ongoing Africa U23 Volleyball Championships on Tuesday, Rwanda's U23 women volleyball team has turned focus to today's match against Botswana at Safaricom Indoor Stadium in Kasarani, Nairobi, Kenya.
Paul Kagame (pictured), president of the Republic of Rwanda, speaks during the second day of the St. Gallen Symposium, a platform for dialogue on key issues in management, the entrepreneurial environment.
Rwanda's ex-spy chief,Pascal Simbikangwa who was first convicted in France in 2014 for his role on the genocide in Rwanda is once again facing justice in an appeal case in Paris, France. The former officer of the Rwandan presidential guard is involved ...
Last week, I read a post by a follower on the ServiceMag social network platforms that I think, somehow, described the current service by the local banking ...
Opinion - Rwanda, under the leadership of President Paul Kagame, who is also the chair of the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, ...
Rwanda's U23 women volleyball team in action against Senegal in Nairobi on Sunday. They beat the West Africans 3-1 to ensure a dream start to the ...
The government has called on young entrepreneurs, mostly women and youth, to make use of Rwf700 million earmarked for start-up businesses as it targets to ...
Rwanda and DR Congo have signed a new agreement establishing a framework for bilateral cooperation in the area of cross-border trade and elimination of ...
A top United Nations High Commission for refugees (UNHCR) official and Jordanian royal are in the country for consultations and humanitarian visit to better ...
When news of Crane Bank takeover by Uganda's regulator started trickling in, many customers of its local subsidiary feared for the worst.
DR Congo's army on Monday announced the arrest of a senior member of the FDLR, the Rwandan Hutu rebel force accused of regular atrocities on Congolese ...
The national golf team is today afternoon expected to travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia aboard an Ethiopian Airways flight ahead of the 18th edition of the East ...
President Paul Kagame, yesterday, arrived in Maputo, Mozambique, for a two-day State visit and was received by his host President Filipe Nyusi.
The 2017 World Bank Doing Business Report has ranked Rwanda 2nd in Africa after Mauritius. And globally, Rwanda has improved six places ranking 56th out ...
Last week, Rwandan and Moroccan businesses formed a joint council and signed a partnership agreement in the presence of the leaders of the two countries, President Paul Kagame and King Mohammed VI.
drones are now being used to transport blood, medicine and supplies in Rwanda and Madagascar. Zipline International, an American-based company, has ...
After seeing his side secure a deserved 3-1 victory over Senegal, Rwanda's U-23 women volleyball coach Paul Bitok is optimistic they can continue that impressive form when they come up against giants Egypt on Tuesday at Safaricom Indoor Stadium in ...
Once again France and Rwanda are locking horns over who killed that nation's former genocidal president, Juvenal Habyarimana.
Rwanda and DR Congo have signed a new agreement establishing a framework for bilateral cooperation in the area of cross-border trade and elimination of non-tariff barriers.
Construction of affordable housing units by the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) and Palmeraie Development Group is set to kick off early next year, ...
No matter where you are in Australia, chances are that there's a small brewery near you pouring some pretty good beer. They're often successful small businesses that improve the economy and even surrounding towns.
Rwamagana-based cycling team Les Amis Sportif emerged the overall winners of the Kivu belt race yesterday to kick off their final preparations for this year's Tour de Rwanda. The 115.6km race from Karongi to Rusizi attracted three teams that will ...
In Rwanda's context, any such tribute to outstanding works of traditional poetry will have to make mention of Nyirarumaga, the most famous Rwandan poetess. As the foster Queen Mother of King Ruganzu II Ndoli (1510-1543), Nyiraruganzu II Nyirarumaga ...
Kigali - HM King Mohammed VI, accompanied by HH Prince Moulay Ismail, left Sunday afternoon Rwanda heading for Tanzania, the second stage of a royal tour that will also lead the Sovereign to Ethiopia.
Rabat - King Mohammed VI, and President of the Republic of Rwanda Paul Kagam, chaired, on Friday in Kigali, the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding between the "Mohammed VI Foundation for Sustainable Development" and "Imbuto ...
police chiefs of Uganda and Rwanda met at Lake View Hotel in Mbarara to enhance cooperation. The meeting was chaired by the Inspector General of police Gen.
Kigeli V, the last king of a dynasty that ruled Rwanda for a millennium, died last Sunday in Washington, where he had been living on public assistance.
The Rwanda Academy of Language and culture (RALC) has dismissed rumours that have been circulating lately that Miss Rwanda beauty pageant 2017 had been called off. Speaking to The New Times, on Wednesday, RALC executive secretary Dr James ...






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