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Rwanda

Rwan·da

 (ro͞o-än′də)
A country of east-central Africa. By the late 1700s, the region was the site of a Tutsi kingdom inhabited principally by Hutus. In 1890 it became part of German East Africa and later (1919) part of the Belgian League of Nations mandate of Ruanda-Urundi. Rwanda achieved independence from Belgium in 1962. In 1990 the country was invaded by the Rwandan Patriotic Front, a group largely composed of exiled Tutsis, which signed a peace agreement with the government in 1992. Ethnic fighting broke out again in 1994, and with the assassination of the president, the Hutu government initiated a campaign of genocide. It is estimated that 800,000 people were murdered before Tutsis seized control of the government one hundred days later. Many Rwandan Hutus fled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, leading to ongoing conflict between the two countries. Kigali is the capital and largest city.

Rwan′dan adj. & n.
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Rwandan

(rʊˈændən)
adj
1. (Placename) of or relating to Rwanda or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Rwanda or its inhabitants
n
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Rwanda
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Rwandan - a native or inhabitant of Rwanda
Ruanda, Rwanda, Rwandese Republic - a landlocked republic in central Africa; formerly a German colony
African - a native or inhabitant of Africa
Adj.1.Rwandan - of or pertaining to Rwanda; "Rwandan mountains"
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Translations

Rwandan

[rʊˈændən]
A. ADJruandés
B. Nruandés/esa m/f
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Rwandan

nRuander(in) m(f)
adjruandisch
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Hundreds of people consisting of officials including Rwanda's ambassador to Mozambique, Claude Nikobisanzwe, friends and relatives of the former Chairman of Rwandan diaspora in Mozambique, Louis Baziga gathered at Rusororo cemetery to pay their last respects to late Baziga.
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Accused of belonging to a terrorist group, the spokesperson pleaded guilty to meeting in Kampala with Philemon Mateke, the Ugandan secretary of state at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, together with representatives from the Rwandan National Congress (RNC) -- an exiled opposition group considered by the Rwandan government as a "negative force".
While the meeting between the FDLR and a member of the Ugandan government is no doubt a cause for concern in Kigali, the RNC movement--with more credible links to Uganda--drew the bulk of the Rwandan government's ire, with Kigali accusing Kampala of offering the group training in Uganda.
For a while now, he has been accusing some countries of either colluding with Rwandan dissidents to destabilise the country or giving them sanctuary.
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Rwandan President Paul Kagame holding official talks at the Presidential Palace in Kigali.
On April 7, the Rwandan Government initiated 100 days of mourning in observation of the 25th anniversary of the genocide by lighting a flame at the Kigali Genocide Memorial.
Rwandans gathered on Sunday to begin a solemn commemoration of the lives of 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus murdered during the Rwandan genocide, a three-month-killing spree that began 25 years ago.
KIGALI: Rwandan President Paul Kagame began a week of solemn ceremonies on Sunday to commemorate the lives of 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus murdered during the Rwandan genocide, a three-month-killing spree that began 25 years ago.Kagame laid a wreath at the Gisozi genocide memorial site, where over a quarter a million of people are buried, before the government began an afternoon of speeches and song.
Rwandans will gather on Sunday to begin a solemn commemoration of the lives of 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus murdered during the Rwandan genocide, a three-month-killing spree that began 25 years ago.