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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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Lightning kills 15 worshippers in Rwanda, as government cracks down on unsafe churches – Religion News Service. By: Fredrick Nzwili. March 13 ... Caskets of those who died from a lightning strike at the Gihemvu Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nyaruguru district, Rwanda. Photo via Nyaruguru District ...

The Rwandan minister of Foreign Affairs Louise Mushikiwabo has said that her government is saddened by the recent behaviour of its neighbour, Uganda over the treatment of Rwandan nationals. In a press briefing today, Tuesday, Mushikiwabo said Rwanda will not reciprocate illegal detentions, ...
Rwanda has taken a firm decision never to reciprocate mistreatment against Ugandan citizens in Rwanda, in response to recent incidents where Uganda has been arresting, torturing and abusing Rwandan citizens before deporting them. Louise Mushikiwabo, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Rwanda has said ...
It's understood that 60-year-old Leon Orsmond is a South African who has been living in Rwanda for the past eight years doing digital marketing for various companies. His family says that Orsmond was very politically outspoken and now worry even more given what they say is the tense relations between ...
Rwanda is experiencing rapid and inclusive economic growth driven by credible economic policies and political stability. From negative to zero growth rate at the end of genocide in 1994, the Rwandan economy has expanded by an average of 8,1% annually since 2001, thanks to investment and economic ...
KIGALI, Rwanda — At least 16 people were killed in Rwanda and 140 others injured when lightning struck a Seventh Day Adventist church in the country's south, said a provincial governor. The churchgoers were injured and rushed to a nearby hospital, where two are in serious condition, said Rose ...
In 2013, the Rwanda Development Board, the agency responsible for attracting investments to the country, and the nation's military unveiled a restored version of the caves, introducing tourist walkways, trails and stairs to the dark interior, coupled with paved floors. Open to tourists ever since, the caves ...
(KIGALI, Rwanda) — At least 16 people were killed in Rwanda and 140 others injured when lightning struck a Seventh Day Adventist church in the country's south, said a provincial governor. The churchgoers were injured and rushed to a nearby hospital, where two are in serious condition, said Rose ...


 

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