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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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PRETORA - Volkswagen has established a new company in Rwanda and plans to spend about $20 million in the first phase the roll out of its integrated ... The strategy is to be rolled out by Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda under the auspices of Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA), which is ...
If his Instagram post is anything to go by, Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz might just be thinking of making Rwanda his home. This week, the singer took to his Instagram page and asked his fans in Rwanda to 'advise him on great property he can buy in the country.' He posted a picture indicating the ...

At least eight million cyberspace attackers have attempted to hack into Rwanda's financial institutions in 2017 and, in several occasions managed to enter into one of the systems, but stolen money was always tracked and recovered. central bank Governor John Rwangombwa said the bank registered 80 ...
Flying into Rwanda at night, one would be hard-pressed to guess where the star-studded sky ends and where the lights in the hilly suburbs of the ... Secondly, beyond all the spanking cleanliness of the streets even in rural areas, Rwanda has another hidden gem that many visitors are hardly aware of.
Rwanda attracted investments worth 1.675B in 2017, according to latest figures from Rwanda Development Board (RDB). This represents a significant increase of over $500 million from investments registered the previous year. Data from RDB indicates that the top sectors that generated top investments ...
Once it is in place, it (SGR) will be a game changer. And that is why we are doing everything possible to have it in place as soon as possible," Uwihanganye said. Asked about the likely impact of the proposed railway line, Uwihanganye simply said, "it's one big deal that Rwanda has firmly set its eyes on.".

Rwanda's Amavubi team will be aiming to build on positive start to the 2018 African nations Championship (CHAN) with a victory over Equatorial Guinea when both sides meet on Friday night in the second game of Group C at Grand Stade de Tanger in Morocco. Kick-off is at 21:30 CAT - Live on SS8, SS9 ...
Libya's Matoyq Ali left tackles Zico Justin of Rwanda's Amavubi during their 2017 Council of East and Central Africa football Association senior Challenge Cup at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 8, 2017. The match ended in a goalless draw. Photo/Mohammed Amin/www.sports-pot.com.
Rwanda has been confirmed by the Federation of East African Secondary School sports Associations (FEASSSA) as hosts of the 2018 edition of the annual regional inter-schools competition. Rwanda was confirmed after thorough inspection of Musanze District, which will be the host city for the multi-sport ...
He, along with McLaren Northern Michigan's Dr. Dalton Miranda, a cardiologist, Mary Warren, a sonography technician and registered nurse Judy Presnail, will travel to Rwanda from March 15-25 as part of Ruhumuliza's "Helping Hands for Rwanda," which aims to add value on the education, health care ...
The bilateral agreement between Rwanda and Tanzania envisages the laying of a foundation stone for the $US 2.5bn Kigali - Isaka line later this year, although no timescales have been disclosed for procurement or construction. Reducing transport costs are a key economic priority for the Rwandan ...
"We chose Rwanda because there is political stability, zero tolerance to corruption, growth rate of 7 per cent, a young and tech savvy population. Volkswagen also received strong support from the government and cooperation through the Rwanda Development Board. Rwanda is also spearheading the ...
Kigali - Germany's Volkswagen AG said on Thursday it would start assembling three vehicle models at a new plant in Rwanda in May for local sale and use in its own new ride-sharing service. The company said it planned to spend $20 million to start developing the assembly plant and ride-hailing service, ...
This was not the case in Rwanda. The situation in April 1994 was extreme and basically unprecedented, at least for Doctors Without Borders. Humanitarian workers where present when the decision was made as to who would die and who would be spared. Some Rwandan staff members were among the ...
Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | Rwanda and Uganda have rejected claims of signing a controversial deal to take in African migrants from Israel. Recently, Israel approved a plan to force asylum seekers to choose between indefinite detention in an Israeli prison, or deportation to a third country in Africa.
Rwanda is overhauling its income tax law after experts warned that its domestic revenue collections would remain weak for three straight years. A draft Bill in parliament aims to cut tax subsidies, widen the tax base, bring tax evaders under the net and align tax laws to East African Community policies.
Rwanda recommended to the government of France to, among others, take active steps to either prosecute or extradite suspected genocide perpetrators residing on its territory; take active steps to declassify and make public all documents that contain government and military information related to the pre, ...

On January 13, 2018 local time, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo of Rwanda in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Wang Yi said that China and Rwanda boast mutual understanding, mutual respect and mutual support all the time. Last March, President Paul Kagame ...
His Majesty The King of Rwanda is to attend an event designed to recognise those listed in The Drum New Year's Honours list. The Drum co-founder Gordon Young has invited the King to take part, after hearing that he has the power to bestow an award called The Royal Order of The Drum (of Rwanda).
Rwanda has announced a new expansion phase of the mountain gorilla habitat, a few days after land donation from Africa Wildlife Foundation. In a press conference held on Monday, Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi, the Governor of Northern Province announced the government plan to expand the park by ...
Singita Kwitonda is one of several new additions to Rwanda in recent years, with Wilderness Safaris opening Bisate Lodge last summer and One&Only opening a pair of resorts in 2019. Sheraton is also set to open a 136-room Kigali hotel in 2023 to accommodate the country's growing tourism interest.
It had been planned that Rwanda gets one of its first railway routes from Kenya via Uganda. But for reasons unknown, Uganda dropped the Kenya project - essentially killing Rwanda's hopes for a line that would boost its economy. The standard gauge railway (SGR) was agreed between Uganda, Kenya ...
The U17 junior national team (Junior Wasps) will miss the CECAFA U17 championship, which will be held in Bujumbura, Burundi fromMarch 19-April 14. The tournament will coincide with the annual commemoration of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi, which is normally marked from April 1-7. "We cannot ...
Ahead of their Monday's African nations Championship opener against Rwanda, Nigeria B head coach Salisu Yusuf is predicting a difficult contest. The Super Eagles B trainer is wary of the Amavubi despite their inability to win any of their pre-tournament friendlies against Sudan, Namibia, and Algeria in ...
France's human rights record came under scrutiny on Monday at the UN Human rights Councils' Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva - as France's former President Nicolas Sarkozy visits Rwanda. Seven countries filed the same recommendation asking France to "take active steps" that would ...
A senior Pastor at Zion Temple church has used a strong metaphor to describe President Paul Kagame as a leader who has given it all to serve his nation. "Madame First Lady, while you live at State House, I am convinced that the heart of our President dwells deep in the anxieties of Rwandans," said ...
Rwanda Premier League side AS Kigali have signed former Rayon sports midfielder Faudi Ndayisenga on a two-year contract, according to head coach Eric Nshimiyimana. The Burundi international has previously played for the top clubs in Rwanda, including APR FC, which he joined in 2008 until 2009, ...
Rwanda men's national basketball will face hosts Mali in the Group B opening game at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers First Round to be staged in Bamako from February 23-25. The Malian capital will host Group B that consists of Mali, Nigeria, Uganda and Rwanda. Rwanda's coach Moise ...
People running social enterprises in Rwanda are increasingly concerned that there is no law governing social enterprises in the country which could have provided tax exemptions for their companies. A social enterprise is an organisation that is directly involved in the sale of goods and services to a market, ...
Dar es Salaam, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Tanzania and Rwanda on Sunday agreed to construct a 400-kilometer standard gauge railway line from Isaka to Kigali in efforts to connect Rwanda, the landlocked east African country, to the Dar es Salaam port. Tanzanian President John Magufuli told a news ...
It was the first time Rwanda had progressed past the group stage of the continent's second-most prestigious football tournament. We are back to CHAN finals - for the third time. But we had failed to qualify had it not been for Egypt that withdrew from the tournament. The Pharaoh's withdrawal presented ...
The government of Rwanda says it regrets to have heard what it calls 'painful comments' from US President Donald Trump targeting some African countries. Speaking to journalists this afternoon, Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwanda's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and East African Community, said the ...
Team Rwanda is in Gabon ready to begin their quest for 2018 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo cycling race which kicks off on Monday, January 15with the first stage of the six-day tour which will see cyclists riding 146km from Kango to Lambarene in Gabon. The 13th edition of the annual race is scheduled to ...
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) shakes hands with Rwandan President Paul Kagame during their meeting in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, on Jan. 13, 2018. (Xinhua/Lyu Tianran). KIGALI, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- China is willing to strengthen exchanges with Rwanda in various fields from governance to ...
Rwanda is pushing gender diversity in tech. Should silicon ... students at the Akilah Institute in Kigali, Rwanda, a nonprofit college for women. More than 60 ... Rosine Mwiseneza was named Ms. Geek Rwanda in 2016 after winning a pitch competition for women for female entrepreneurs run by Girls in ICT.
First Lady of Uganda Janet Museveni is convinced that the global reporting trend about women in Rwanda's parliament is all wrong: she has her own figures. In Q&A interview for Forbes magazine's December issue, Janet Museveni was challenged on what was being done to increase women participation ...
Barely a day goes by without a story on Rwanda in one of the global networks or publications - many of which are American. But for one soul, that barrage of information has all but been picked. For one particular American, Rwanda is so far detached, they don't believe it exists anyway! Then a spark ...
Kigali, Rwanda's gleaming capital, pulses with African charm. About 23 years after the horrific genocide in Rwanda, Kigali has reclaimed its narrative and emerged as a proud and progressive city, buzzing with tech hubs, creative start-ups and cafes serving some of the best coffee in East Africa. But despite ...
Iceland is number one, followed by Norway, Finland, Rwanda and Sweden. Yes, Rwanda, this year as in past years, is the only African country in the top ten. The U.S., by contrast, comes in at number 49. Why does Rwanda do so well in these rankings? And how does the issue of gender equality play out in ...
Rwanda national team were held to a 1-1 draw by Namibia in an international friendly at the Jemmal Stadium in Tunis on Sunday. Itamunua Keimune's second half striker cancelled out Savio Nshuti Dominque's opener for the 10-man Amavubi side as both sides shared the spoils. Dominique put Rwanda in ...
Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT TEAM & AGENCIES | 2018 started with a major transformational change for thousands of Rwandans living as refugees in countries around the world. Effective Jan.01, a Cessation Clause on their refugee status instituted by the United Nations High Commission for ...
Rwanda stock exchange saw only one initial public offering (IPO) in 2017, underlining a lean year in terms of investment options at the bourse. Only I&M Rwanda listed through an IPO, with the other two firms expected to float shares still going through the approval process. Kigali Bus Services (KBS), a city ...
Musa Chunge, who now works with COWI UK's bridges division, will be the project lead for a team travelling to southern Rwanda in January 2018. The team comprises 10 volunteers from two organisations; COWI, the international consulting group, and Freyssinet, the civil engineering specialist. They will ...
Rwanda and Uganda have rejected claims of signing a controversial deal to take in African migrants from Israel. Earlier this week, Israel approved a plan to force asylum seekers to choose between indefinite detention in an Israeli prison, or deportation to a third country in Africa. The migrants were told they ...
Rwanda is often touted as an example of what African states could achieve if only they were better governed. Out of the ashes of a horrific genocide, President Paul Kagame has resuscitated the economy, curtailed corruption and maintained political stability. This is a record that many other leaders can only ...
RECALLED Brave Warriors striker Itamunua Keimuine came off the bench to score in Namibia's 1-1 draw with Rwanda in a friendly match played on Sunday in Tunis, Tunisia in preparation for the 2018 Chan finals to be hosted in Morocco from 12 January to 4 February. In a very physical game that coach ...
Paris has amply demonstrated what it thinks of such pleas by the repeated rulings of its Cour de cassation reversing decisions of lower courts to extradite genocide suspects to Rwanda for trial on genocide charges, basing its rulings on the utterly ludicrously farcical claim that at the time those suspects ...
On Monday afternoon, Rwanda national football team (Amavubi) headed to Tunisia for a ten-day residential camp for intensive preparations ahead of the upcoming 2018 African Nations Championships (CHAN) finals set for January 13 through February 4 in Morocco. Amavubi, who started rigorous training ...
The first edition of live reggae concert dubbed 'Roots Reggae' took place at the Kacyiru-based Inema Art Gallery on December 28. It was without a doubt one of the best live reggae concerts in Kigali in the year gone by. The three-in-one concert was thereafter supposed to head to Alpha and Omega atop ...
The NGOs, which include GLIHD, the Rwandan Organisation of women with Disabilities, Uwezo youth Empowerment, and Human Rights First Rwanda Association, had denounced handing lighter penalties for rape among spouses as a violation of the principle of equal protection under the law.


 

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