from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Formerly Ru·an·da (ro͞o-änˈdə)Rwanda A country of east-central Africa. By the late 18th century 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 the Rwandan Patriotic Front seized control of the government 100 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. Population: 9,910,000.
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- proper n. A country in Eastern Africa.
- proper n. A Bantu language of Rwanda; also known as Kinyarwanda.
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- n. a landlocked republic in central Africa; formerly a German colony
ANDREW YOUNG, PRODUCER, "RWANDA RISING": Rwanda has just made miraculous changes.
AND U.S. AND RWANDA GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.Kigali, Airport Kigali, Rwanda
But the U.S. did not take the bait and steered clear off the mud issuing a terse statement: Comparing a respected and professional news service to a group that called for genocide in Rwanda is a baseless and inflammatory accusation that seeks only to deflect attention away from the core issue.
Rusesabagina says dialogue between Hutu and Tutsis in Rwanda is necessary to avoid such a future.
The Kagame regime in Rwanda is fiercely denying the accusations.
Chic's work coordinating Peace Corps returnees back into the field following the genocide in Rwanda is perhaps the most riveting part of Chic's book.
The story of U.S. policy during the genocide in Rwanda is not a story of willful complicity with evil.
Our opposition to retaining a UNAMIR presence in Rwanda is firm.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is due on Wednesday to rule on a request by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to have what it calls Rwanda's "war of aggression" against it stopped.
[I'm paraphrasing] "the genocide in Rwanda started by the radio hot heads who stared calling for riots against the tutus, and considered them to be below dirt"