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Rwanda: Country in Africa
Rwanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a country in Central and East Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Rwanda is in the African Great Lakes region and is highly elevated; its geography is dominated by mountains in the west and savanna to the east, with numerous lakes throughout the country. The climate is temperate to subtropical, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons each year.


African refugees held in Libya to be evacuated to Rwanda: U.N.

African refugees being held in squalid conditions in detention in Libya will be evacuated to Rwanda under an agreement reached with Kigali and the African Union, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on..
Reuters - Published

Uganda blocks online access to Rwandan newspaper, casting shadow over pact to end tensions

Uganda said on Friday it had blocked online access to Rwanda's main state-owned newspaper on national security grounds, two days after the countries signed a pact to end tensions that closed their..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Rwanda

Women lead the efforts to tackle inequality in Rwanda [Video]Women lead the efforts to tackle inequality in Rwanda

A recent Oxfam report shows Rwanda has the worst rates of inequality in East Africa - these women are hoping to change that.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:04Published

G7 or G5? Trump and Johnson add unpredictability to French summit [Video]G7 or G5? Trump and Johnson add unpredictability to French summit

Brexit Britain's overtures to U.S. President Donald Trump risk complicating the search for common ground this weekend at a G7 summit overshadowed by a trans-Atlantic rift over trade, Iran and climate..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:55Published

Rwanda strives to stop Ebola from spreading from DR Congo [Video]Rwanda strives to stop Ebola from spreading from DR Congo

Health ministers of both countries have met to agree to a plan of action to counter the epidemic that has killed at least 1,800 people.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

Ebola: Rwanda bolsters DRC border restrictions [Video]Ebola: Rwanda bolsters DRC border restrictions

Rwanda has tightened Ebola screening and security measures along its border, in a challenge for health workers.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Rwanda closes border with DR Congo after third Ebola case detected in Goma [Video]Rwanda closes border with DR Congo after third Ebola case detected in Goma

Rwandan officials closed their border with DR Congo after the third case of Ebola was detected in the Congolese city of Goma, near the border with Rwanda.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:37Published


Leaders of Rwanda and Uganda sign pact in bid to end tension

The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda signed a pact on Wednesday in Angola's capital aimed at ending a long-running rivalry that has resulted in their busiest border crossing being closed for six months.
Reuters - Published

Ebola spreads to remote, militia-run Congo territory

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the remote, militia-controlled territory of Walikale, hundreds of kilometers away from where previous cases near..
Reuters - Published

Fourth Ebola case detected in Goma after husband and daughter infected: government

A fourth case of Ebola has been confirmed in the eastern Congo city of Goma, the government said late on Thursday, marking a rapid escalation of the disease in the city of more than 1 million people..
Reuters - Published

Rwanda border with Ebola-hit Congo fully open after slowdowns: minister

Rwanda's border with Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo was fully open late on Thursday, a minister said, hours after Congolese traders had reported it shut following a third case of the disease in..
Reuters - Published

Rwanda says its border with Congo remains open

Rwanda's health minister said the border with Democratic Republic of the Congo remained open on Thursday, appearing to contradict an earlier statement that the frontier was closed near the Ebola-hit..
Reuters - Published

Rwanda seals Congo border after third Ebola case in Goma

Rwandan authorities closed the border with the Ebola-hit Congolese city of Goma on Thursday for all people other than Congolese citizens leaving Rwanda, as a third case of Ebola was confirmed in Goma.
Reuters - Published

Congo says Rwanda has closed border near Goma

Congo's presidency said on Thursday that Rwandan authorities had closed the border between Goma and its nearest town of Gisenyi for all people other than Congolese citizens leaving Rwanda.
Reuters - Published

Second Ebola case detected in eastern Congo's main city

A second case of Ebola was detected on Tuesday in the eastern Congolese city of Goma, a Congolese health official said, increasing fears the virus could establish a foothold in the densely populated..
Reuters - Published

Rwandan man gets eight years in U.S. prison for lying about genocide role

A Rwandan man was sentenced on Monday to more than eight years in prison after being convicted of concealing his involvement in the African nation's 1994 genocide in hopes of gaining asylum in the..
Reuters - Published

Rwanda re-opens border with Uganda to trucks for 12 days

Rwanda said on Monday it would re-open its busiest border post with Uganda to cargo trucks for 12 days, more than three months after it was closed amid tensions between the two neighbors triggered by..
Reuters - Published

Rwandans resettled in Australia 'posed a danger to US'

An ex-US immigration judge says he believed two Rwandan men who were resettled in Australia were a "danger" but accepts they had a case for asylum.
SBS - Published

Uganda protests Rwanda military incursion on its territory

Uganda on Saturday protested an incursion by Rwandan soldiers on its territory that it said resulted in two deaths, a development that could inflame already tense relations between the neighbors.
Reuters - Published

Murder accused cleared security checks: PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says two Rwandan men are living in Australia after clearing security checks despite previously facing trial in the US for murder.
SBS - Published

Two Rwandans once accused of tourist murders reportedly resettled in Australia

Australia reportedly accepted two Rwandan men who spent 15 years in US detention after a murder case against them collapsed.
SBS - Published

Reports of murder accused settling in Aust

Australia has reportedly resettled two men who previously faced trial in the US for their involvement in the murder of western tourists in Rwanda in 1999.
SBS - Published

Australia reportedly agreed to take Rwandan accused murderers in US refugee deal

Australia reportedly accepted two accused murderers from Rwanda as part of the US refugee deal struck by the Coalition government in 2016.
SBS - Published

Rwanda detains rebel leader from group behind deadly attacks: minister

Rwanda has detained a rebel leader from a group responsible for deadly attacks and the government has accused him of being complicit in committing terrorist acts, foreign affairs minister Richard..
Reuters - Published

Rwanda court repeals law banning satirical cartoons

Rwanda's supreme court on Wednesday repealed a law that banned the publication of political cartoons, while upholding another that punishes insulting or defaming the president with at least five years..
Reuters - Published

Rwandan rebel group spokesman faces terrorism-related charges in Kigali court

A Rwandan court filed terrorism-related charges against the spokesman for the FDLR rebel group on Monday, two months after his deportation from neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.
Reuters - Published

Rwanda honors those killed in genocide 25 years ago

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.
Reuters - Published

France's Macron to declare April 7 as commemoration day of Rwandan genocide

French President Emmanuel Macron wants to declare April 7 as a national day of commemoration of the Rwandan genocide, his Elysee office said in a statement on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Rwandan convicted of lying while seeking U.S. asylum after genocide

A Rwandan man who U.S. prosecutors said participated in the African nation's 1994 genocide was convicted on Friday of lying about belonging to the political party that led the killings in hopes of..
Reuters - Published

Rwanda's post-genocide guide keeps the memories alive

Every weekday, Aline Uwase Turatsinze gets up, washes her face and rides a motorbike to the site where more than 60 members of her family were buried after being murdered.
Reuters - Published

Macron appoints researchers to evaluate role of France in Rwandan genocide

President Emmanuel Macron has appointed researchers to carry out a two-year investigation into the role of the French army in the Rwandan genocide that is still a source of tension between Paris and..
Reuters - Published

Now grown up: the Rwandan genocide orphans who found a bigger family

Vicent de Paul Ruhumuriza was born in Rwanda just a few months before genocide consigned his father to an unknown grave and traumatized his mother so badly she still screams and shakes at any mention..
Reuters - Published

Rwandan court convicts 15 on terror-related charges

A Rwandan high court on Friday sentenced 13 people to five years and two others to ten years in jail after convicting them of belonging to extremist groups including al Shabaab and Islamic State and..
Reuters - Published

Spokesman of leading Rwandan opposition politician found dead

The spokesman for leading Rwandan opposition politician Victoire Ingabire has been found dead, a government official said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Rwanda accuses Uganda of supporting rebels

Rwanda on Tuesday accused Uganda of supporting rebel groups opposed to President Paul Kagame's government, amid a resurgence of hostility between the African neighbors.
Reuters - Published

Uganda says Rwanda partially lifts trade blockade

Rwanda has started to allow trucks carrying goods from Uganda to enter at one of the main crossing points on their shared border, the Ugandan government said on Monday, a sign that renewed hostilities..
Reuters - Published

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