Rwanda

The Republic of Rwanda is a densely populate country in east central Africa and the site of a genocide that took place in 1994.

Geography
Rwanda

What landmarks are in Rwanda?

Hotel Des Milles Collines is an important monument in rwanda

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Genocide

History on rwandan genocide?

Well, there are two tribes in Rwanda, the Hutu's and the Tutu's. Both followed the same kind of traditions and looked the same.

However, when the Belgium's came to Rwanda they favoured the Tutu's to the Hutu's and therefore caused the two tribes to resent each other. The Belgium gave I.D cards to everyone so they could identify who belonged to which tribe.

The Belgium left and the Tutsi's were left to better houses, food and quality of life. (However the tribes were not completely separate and many Hutu's were still married to Tutsis and had children.) Some Hutus wanted to kill all the Tutsis. Hutu rebelions started and the president of Rwanda agreed to sign a peace contract with rebels (The president was a Hutu) However, his plane was shot down by unidentified people when he was traveling to sign the agreement. The Hutus blamed the Tutsis and two groups called the Interahamwe and the Impuza started mass killing of Tutsis.

Almost 1million people were killed over the 100 days.

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Postal Codes

What is the postal code for Kigali Rwanda?

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Translations
Rwanda

How do you say no problem in Kinyarwanda?

ntakibazo

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Militaria
Uganda
Africa
Congo Democratic Republic
Rwanda
The River Nile

Where can you get information on uniforms and insignia of the Armed Forces of Central Africa including Rwanda Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

The leading authority on all things military is "Janes Publications" a British publishing company. Search the web for them using GOOGLE's search engine.

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Travel & Places
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Buildings

What are some of Rwanda's famous buildings?

Type your answer here... the Butaro hospital

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Immigration
Countries, States, and Cities
Rwanda
Usher

List countries which are visa free Rwanda passport holders?

i want to know or i want to see list of countries which are visa free rwandan passport

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Oscars
Rwanda

Did hotel Rwanda the movie win an Oscar?

No. It was nominated for three 2004 Academy Awards: Best Actor (Don Cheadle), Best Supporting Actress (Sophie Okonedo) and Best Original Screenplay (Keir Pearson, Terry George).

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Countries, States, and Cities
Rwanda

What is the capital of Rwanda?

The capital city of the Republic of Rwanda is Kigali.
Kigali

Kigali is the capital and largest city of Rwanda, a country located in central and east Africa.

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Languages and Cultures
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Rwanda

What languages are spoken in Rwanda?

The 4 official languages of Rwanda are:

  1. Kinyarwanda
  2. English
  3. French
  4. Swahili


Kinyarwanda is the most widely spoken. It is the native language of more than 90% of the population. Unlike most other African countries, Rwanda has only 1 indigenous language.


English is the language of education.


Rwandan Sign Language is used by the educated deaf population.

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Rwanda

How do you say hello in Kinyarwanda?

umwana

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Genocide

How did the Rwandan genocide end?

In defense to the ruthless killing of the Rwandan genocide, the 14,000-man Tutsi-dominated Rwandan Patriotic Front launched an offensive against the armed forces and Interahamwe orchestrating the massacres. They attempted to drive back the Interahamwe and foil their plans, but were not able to succeed until mid-July. They defeated the 35,000-man army and the militias, drove the remnants of the army and government into Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), and took control of the capital Kigali, declaring a ceasefire. United Nations aid workers and troops arrived to maintain order and bring back basic services. A multi-ethnic government took power, led by Hutu President Pasteur Bizimunga, Hutu Prime Minister Faustin Twagiramunga, and Tutsi Vice President/Minister of Defense Major General Paul Kagame, commander of the RPF. Most other cabinet posts were given to members of the RPF.

Following the end of the genocide in July and August 1994, two million Hutu civilians fled Rwanda, joining one million already in exile. In Zaire, the destination of most refugees, sick and starving Hutu exiles were dying at an appalling rate of 2000 per day. The government encouraged them to return to the food, water and relative safety waiting for them in Rwanda, but fears spread by former government troops that Hutus would be prosecuted on return prevented many from going home. Genocide Trials did not start until the end of 1996 when many had eventually returned, but are still expected to take years to complete. In 1999, more than 120,000 citizen accused of involvement in the genocide were packed into overcrowded jails.

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Plural Nouns
Rwanda

Who are Rwanda's Allies?

one allie of Rwanda is france. due to a trety, they agreed to help with the aids and the mass killing.

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Genocide

When did the Rwandan Genocide end?

The Rwandan Genocide ended in July 1994 when the Tutsi RPF (Rwandese Patriotic Front) captured Kigali. The Hutus fled to Zaire and to other countries.

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Is Rwanda known by a another name?

It is also known as the Land of a thousand hills.

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Postage and Shipping
ZIP Code
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Postal Codes

What is Rwanda's postal Code?

Postal codes only apply to US addresses

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Genocide

Is the Rwandan genocide still going?

no it was running then Ashanti ate it

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Genocide

Who were the oppressors during the Rwandan Genocide?

The Hutus.

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History of Africa
Libraries and Library History
Rwanda
Genocide

When did the Rwanda genocide begin and end?

The Rwandan genocide begun in April after Juvénal Habyarimana was assassinated It went on for approximately 100 days and ended in July.

it was duly noted that the end was near when there wasn't very many people walking around to slaughtered. thus food became more plentiful and once again more people were coming onto the scene for future genocides.

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Rwanda

What are challenges facing SMEs in Rwanda?

1. The mind set

2. Luck of innovative environment

3. High interest rates and luck of capital

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War and Military History
Political Office Holders
Rwanda

What resulted from the death of Rwanda's president Habyarimana in 1994?

The assassination of Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana in 1994 caused the Rwandan civil war to erupt, and mass genocides to occur, with about a million Rwandans killed.

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Holocaust
History of Africa
Rwanda
Genocide

Why did the Rwandan genocide start?

It started because of a fight over land. It also started because the president died. When this happened the Hutus took over and started killing the Tutsis.

Please read the book "An Ordinary Man" by Paul Rusesabaggina

It was the best book I have read that makes it understandable how a "normal" society can, so easily, turn into chaos and horror. I think this book should be in every high school library. The author is the main character featured in the movie "Hotel Rawanda", it is his story.

Another book that illustrates a similar situation is "Forgotten Fire" by Adam Bagdasarian, an excellent, first hand account of the 1915 Armenian genocide written for the adolescent age group. I found it most suitable for adult level reading. This is another one that should be in high school and middle school libraries.

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Holocaust
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Genocide

How did the 1994 genocide happen in Rwanda?

The president of the Hutus was inside a plane and then the plane got shot down, which caused the death of the president. The Hutus blamed the Tutsis and thats what started the genocide.

Other Information: Hutus used the radio to tell the people to kill all tutsis, their codename for the tutsis were "tall trees"..... "cut the tall trees". The Hutus killed 1 million people in just 100 days!

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History of Africa
International Government
Rwanda
Genocide

What caused the Rwanda genocide?

What caused the Rwanda genocide?Ethnic conflict between the Hutus and the Tutsis.

This answer was taken from a news article in the "Oxfam Press Release" dated March 30, 2004.

The genocide was the product of a political movement in Rwanda, rather than as was implied by some at the time, an outpouring of "ancient tribal hatreds". However, the roots of this movement stretch back into the country's history. Historical tensions between the Hutu and Tutsi groups had been exacerbated by the policies of Rwanda's colonial rulers - Germany from the 1890s, then Belgium from the First World War. Both reinforced the Tutsi's position of power within Rwandan society, exacerbating Hutu resentments. Rwanda was Africa's most densely populated nation; ninety per cent of its people are subsistence farmers and competition for land is intense. The majority of the population was illiterate and living in grinding poverty.

When the Hutu majority finally gained power after independence in 1962, many Tutsi fled to neighboring countries such as Uganda, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) and Burundi. Their desire to return to their country became a major political issue in the region. An army of Tutsi exiles called the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) formed in Uganda in 1979 and invaded Rwanda in 1990, sparking a civil war.

In August 1993, the international community backed a power-sharing peace deal between the Rwandan government and the RPF, the "Arusha accords". The agreement paved the way for the deployment of a UN peacekeeping force, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda, or UNAMIR, which was sent to monitor the ceasefire at the heart of the peace accords. But the warning signs were increasing of imminent violence against the Tutsi. With a concerted propaganda campaign, the Hutu Power movement was able to play on land hunger, lack of education and historical resentment to instill hatred for all Tutsi.

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What directly resulted from the death of rwanda's president habyaimana in 1994?

The Rwandan genocide was a direct result of this.

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