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.
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..
The Rwandan president and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker were amongst those paying their respects on Sunday to the victims of the worst genocide in recent history, marking 25 years..
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At a special event in Kigali, a minute's silence was observed before Rwandan Foreign Minister Richard Sezibera delivered a speech to commemorate 25 years since the Rwandan genocide, saying all citizens..