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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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This was highlighted on Friday as Rwanda joined the rest of the world to mark International Museum day . The event was held at the National Art Gallery Museum, which is located just a few meters from the King's Palace Museum-Rukari.
The embassy of the United States of America in Rwanda has promised a stronger partnership with the Rwandan Muslim Community, especially in the sector of education.
Rwanda has intensified efforts to diversify exports and investments in the country by showcasing opportunities in its floriculture sector at a roundtable attended ...
The dead are claiming more land in the precious plots of the Rwanda's capital city - Kigali as the living refuse to shift to the alternative technic of burying them in just a single room for centuries.
This final report consolidates all the achievements of the response operation over a period of 12 months. The IFRC on behalf of the Rwanda Red Cross Society would like to thank all those who contributed to the emergency appeal. More specifically RRCS ...
A few days after Diane Rwigara announced she would contest Rwanda's presidential elections in August, her nude photos turned up on social media.
India, 24 May 2017 - The government of Rwanda and India Export Import Bank today signed a financing agreement worth $ 81 Million (Approximately Frw 68 Billion) to support the establishment of integrated Technical Vocational Educational and Training ...
The school is simple - just three kindergarten classrooms, some latrines and an administrator's office - but to the residents of the rural village of Kavumu and the 125 kids attending the wee school, it truly is a dream come true.
Cedar Rapids - A Rwandan man, who is serving 15 years in federal prison on immigration fraud charges, was convicted of insurance fraud Thursday in Linn County District Court.
The embassy of the United States of America in Rwanda has promised a stronger partnership with the Rwandan Muslim Community, especially in the sector of education.
For most Rwandan boys when he was growing up, the dream was to become a soccer star. But for Dusingizimana, it was the science behind cricket that piqued his interest: friction forces, collision and motion.
"As the food and nutrition requirements of refugees in Rwanda remain critically important, the Japanese contribution will allow WFP to continue to ensure the general food distribution to 55,000 Burundian refugees in Rwanda," said Mr Jean-Pierre de ...
As the airline takes Rwanda places, it is growing the tourism sector. As businesses position themselves to reap from the new destination and others envisaged for the near future, Rwanda Development Board will already be in the workshops designing and ...
I recall an incident in 2012, during one meeting regarding an independent evaluation for the pilot phase (2007-2012) of the One UN Reform in Rwanda. For those who might not know, UN Reform was introduced to make the UN interventions work better, ...
BPR has been recognised as the "best bank" in Rwanda at annual the banker Africa 2017 awards for the East African region held in Nairobi, Kenya last week.
The month of April has been, internationally, designated as genocide Awareness and Prevention Month each year. It is in April 1994 that a genocidal government in Rwanda started to execute a plan to exterminate a group of its population; the Tutsi.
Rwanda U-16 basketball teams (boys and girls) started residential training camp on Wednesday in preparation for the forthcoming FIBA Zone V Championships that will be held simultaneously from June 1-6 in Mombasa, Kenya.
But in an exclusive interview with DW, the Executive Secretary of the Rwanda National Electoral Commission (NEC), Charles Munyaneza, downplayed fears that the vote will be rigged in favor of the incumbent, and welcomed other political parties as well ...
While people all over social media platforms are excited for Rwanda to participate in this year's edition of Coke Studio Africa, some are still wondering why and how Bruce Melody was chosen.
The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein on Wednesday formalised an agreement setting aside the refugee status of former Rwandan army general ...
Rwanda has intensified efforts to diversify exports and investments in the country by showcasing opportunities in its floriculture sector at a roundtable attended ...
In an event scheduled to take place at the National Art Gallery, in Nyanza District, government officials and those of Institute of National Museums of Rwanda (INMR) are expected to renew a call for the public to pay attention to the country's ...
After winning the opening race of the National Rally Championship (Sprint Rally), Jean Claude Gakwaya has set his sights on the 2017 Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally scheduled for September 8-10. If Gakwaya goes ahead to achieve his goal, he will be the ...
"Evangelists baptize those that have accepted Jesus in Lake Kivu, Western Rwanda, on Sabbath, May 28. Across Rwanda, 100,135 people were baptized into the Adventist Church as a result of the TMI-fueled campaign that ran from May 13-28, 2016." [Photo ...
Rwandan investment and agro-export promotion officials will this morning host an Investor Roundtable on opportunities in the floriculture sector in Rwanda targeting Kenyan investors in Nairobi, Kenya, a statement from the organisers indicates. The ...
He also worked as a journalist, announcer and writer for Voice of America in Washington D.C under Radio Rwanda, and briefly, did translation work for UNAMIR (United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda) before the 1994 genocide, and briefly worked for ...
Vocational skills training is to become a new priority of the countries' development cooperation with the aim of opening up new opportunities and prospects for ...
The Ministry of Health this week announced a raft of measures to prevent the spread of ebola into Rwanda days after cases of the virus were confirmed in northern DR Congo.
Rwanda National police (RNP) on Saturday joined residents and government officials in community sanitation activities as well as construction of clean water sources and renovation of houses.
Today is a good time to forget about what we, hitherto, regarded as Rwanda's economic mainstay and aim our focus on these new tech-preneurs whose potential is secured by the ever surging influence of the internet backed technology based solutions to ...
The Rwandan High Commissioner to Kenya, James Kimonyo, last week, shared Rwanda's experience and efforts to restore peace in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.
Having completed about 70 percentage of existing tarmac roads in Rwanda (2011 Rwanda National Statistics Bureau), China Road and Bridge corporation (CRBC) signed a new contract in February 2017 with the government of Rwanda to upgrade Kigali ...
As Rwanda strives to become an ICT hub in the region experts say the country should embrace innovative business models to be able to attract more investors in the information and communication technology sector (ICT).
Rwandan President Paul Kagame has given the strongest hint yet that he could step down after the next elections. The country goes to the polls in August to ...
Rwandans living in Ethiopia over the weekend held a Family Day where they met and discussed different aspects of the Rwandan culture and how they can inculcute it among the youth living in the country. The event was held at Yaya Village in the ...
The genocide Archive of Rwanda has so far uploaded and digitised about 8000 information items-related to 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, including ...
The sixth edition of the Rwanda Movie Awards is set for June 26 at the Kigali Convention Centre. Organisers made the announcement during a press conference over the weekend.
Rwanda has over the few years intensified efforts geared at increasing exports, particularly for the non-traditional trade products like flowers, vegetables and fruits.
President Kagame after receiving the Dr Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson award for Outstanding Friendship with Jewish People from the World Values Network during the fifth Annual Champions of Jewish Values Award Gala in New York yesterday.
Rwandair will launch the first non-stop flight from the UK to the Rwandan capital of Kigali on 26 May.
Twenty-six-year-old Xavio Dominique Imbabazi graduated from University of Rwanda's College of agriculture with a degree in horticulture last year.
Recently, you announced that Rwanda can look forward to economic growth of about 6.2 per cent. What are the key drivers of the anticipated growth?
Ms Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, acknowledged that Rwanda is arguably a step forward when it comes to inclusive economy where both men and women are equally involved in impacting the country's economic progress.
Kigali Rwanda (Xinhua) -- The German government on Thursday announced 81 million euros (about 90 million U.S. dollars) grant towards Rwanda's ...
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team today completed the seventh and second reviews of Rwanda's Policy Support Instrument (PSI) and Stand-by Credit Facility (SCF).
Nine legislators to represent Rwanda at the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) were elected at Parliament Friday by a joint session of lawmakers from the Lower Parliament and Senate.
Kigali, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Rwanda on Friday kicked off new screening measures at its official border posts with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), in order to detect the deadly ebola virus that has been reported in the neighboring country ...
Digitata Insights, a technology company that delivers intelligence in the mobile telecommunications and digital media arenas, today, 19 may 2017, announced ...
The Ministry of Health has introduced screening for temperature at all official border posts with the DR Congo in Rubavu and Rusizi districts following reports of ebola outbreak in the neighbouring country.





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