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Rwanda: Landlocked country in eastern central Africa
Rwanda, formerly Ruanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a country in Central Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland, and its capital city is Kigali. 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. Rwanda has a population of over 12.6 million living on 26,338 sq. km of land, and therefore it is the most densely populated mainland African country.


Popular Rwandan singer found dead in a police cell: officials

A popular singer in Rwanda, who was jailed on charges of plotting to kill the country's president but later pardoned, was found dead in a police cell on Monday in what authorities said was suicide.
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Rwanda detaining, abusing street children: rights group

Rwanda, often lauded internationally for its economic progress and reintegration after the 1994 genocide, is detaining and abusing street children at a holding center in the capital, an international..
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As the death toll from the new coronavirus jumped to 132, Johnson & Johnson said it is working on developing a vaccine to stop the outbreak that has infected thousands in China. Colette Luke reports

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Rwanda jails opposition figures for 7-12 years for 'conspiracy'

Six Rwandan opposition figures have been jailed for seven to 12 years after being convicted of forming an illegal armed group and conspiring against the government, state radio reported.
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Norway to take 600 Libya evacuees from Rwanda camp

Norway this year will take in 600 people evacuated to Rwanda from Libyan detention centers, the Nordic country said on Wednesday as it sought to discourage the smuggling of refugees across the..
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Norway to take nearly 500 evacuated from Libya, says Rwandan minister

Norway has agreed to take in nearly 500 people evacuated to Rwanda from Libyan detention centers, Rwanda's foreign minister said on Wednesday, a sign some European nations are willing to welcome..
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With memories of Rwanda: The Gambian minister taking on Suu Kyi

The genocide case brought against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) - the first of its kind initiated since the 1990s - may not have happened at all but for a scheduling conflict.
Reuters - Published

2019 Women Leaders Global Forum addresses issue of gender-based violence

Participants in this session at the 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland, include: Sandie Okoro, Senior Legal VP and General Counsel for the World Bank Group; Espérance Nyirasafari,..
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Uganda protests police killing of two nationals in Rwanda

Uganda on Tuesday protested to Rwanda over the killing of two of its nationals by Rwandan security personnel and demanded that they be punished in a further sign of fraying relations between the..
Reuters - Published

Russia's Rosatom, Rwanda sign deal to build nuclear science center

Russian state atomic company Rosatom has signed a deal with Rwanda to build a center of nuclear science and technologies, the Russian company said on Thursday, as it seeks to expand in Africa.
Reuters - Published

'A better life somewhere else': Europe-bound African migrants wait in Rwanda

At the United Nations emergency transit center next to a serene lake south of Rwanda's capital on Wednesday, the quiet mood was broken by the sobs of a group of female migrants from Ethiopia.
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U.S. pastor deported from Rwanda hours after arrest

Rwanda's government has deported an American pastor hours after his arrest for "disturbing public order", officials said.
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U.S. pastor arrested in Rwanda for 'disturbing public order': police

Rwandan police on Monday arrested an American pastor who was to hold a news conference in the capital and whose radio station in the country was shut down by authorities last year.
Reuters - Published

Rwanda kills 19 assailants after deadly national park attack

Rwandan security forces have killed 19 people who were part of a group that carried out a deadly attack in a tourist hub in the north of the country on Friday, a police spokesman said.
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Unknown assailants kill eight near Rwanda's volcanoes park: police

Unknown assailants killed eight people on Friday night in Rwanda's northern area near the Volcanoes National Park that is popular with tourists for its mountain gorillas, police said on Saturday.
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Rwanda charges 25 men tied to rebel outfit with treason, other crimes

Rwandan prosecutors on Wednesday charged 25 men with treason and other crimes related to their alleged activities in a rebel group founded by a South African-based dissident.
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Rwandan president's rival worried after second aide is killed this year

A senior official in an opposition political party in Rwanda was stabbed to death, in what the party's leader described on Tuesday as an attempt to intimidate opponents of the government and prevent..
Reuters - Published

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

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..
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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.
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Rwanda closes border with Congo amid rising Ebola fears, new case

Year-old daughter of man who just succumbed to the disease in border city of Goma now has it, health officials say
CBS News - 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

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