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Landlocked country in eastern central Africa

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Rwanda: Landlocked country in eastern central Africa
Rwanda, formerly a, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley where the African Great Lakes region and East Africa converge. One of the smallest countries on the African mainland, 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. It is highly elevated with its geography 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 km2 of land, and is the most densely populated mainland African country.

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Rwanda genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga arrested in France [Video]

Rwanda genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga arrested in France

Rwanda's most-wanted man was living under a false identity in a flat outside Paris, French justice ministry says.

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Rwanda genocide: French court ruling could shed light on France's role [Video]

Rwanda genocide: French court ruling could shed light on France's role

Rwanda genocide: French court ruling could shed light on France's role

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Rwanda deploys robots to minimize coronavirus risk [Video]

Rwanda deploys robots to minimize coronavirus risk

Rwanda has deployed three anti-epidemic robots in a bid to minimize contact between patients infected with the coronavirus and doctors and nurses, Emma Jehle reports.

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Rwanda genocide: French court to decide on handing suspect to UN [Video]

Rwanda genocide: French court to decide on handing suspect to UN

Wanted for genocide. A decision is due in France on where a top suspect in the Rwandan genocide should be tried.

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'He killed all of us': Rwanda genocide survivor [Video]

'He killed all of us': Rwanda genocide survivor

Thirty years after she would sneak glances at him in church, Dimitrie Sissi Mukanyiligira is welcoming the arrest of Felicien Kabuga, the genocide suspect accused of financing the Hutu militias that..

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Rwanda genocide fugitive lived incognito in Paris [Video]

Rwanda genocide fugitive lived incognito in Paris

Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, who is accused of funding militias that massacred about 800,000 people, was arrested on Saturday near Paris after 26 years on the run, the French justice..

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Rwanda Genocide Fugitive Lived Quietly In Paris For 26 Years [Video]

Rwanda Genocide Fugitive Lived Quietly In Paris For 26 Years

Rwandan genocide fugitive Felicien Kabuga ended his 26 years on the run on Saturday. Living under a false name, Kabuga was Rwanda's most wanted man, with a $5 million bounty on his head. According to..

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Rwanda genocide suspect Kabuga arrested in France [Video]

Rwanda genocide suspect Kabuga arrested in France

Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, who is accused of funding militias that massacred about 800,000 people, was arrested near Paris after 26 years on the run, the French justice ministry said...

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Dads in Rwanda are taking classes to learn how to be better fathers and husbands.
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France's top administrative court on Friday ruled that a researcher could access former President Francois Mitterrand's archives on the 1994 Rwandan genocide, marking a further step to ease tensions..
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A French court ordered Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga on Wednesday to be handed over to a United Nations tribunal for trial, rejecting arguments that he should be allowed to remain in France..
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A French court on Wednesday ordered Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga be handed over to a United Nations tribunal for trial.
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Rwanda's ministry of health on Sunday reported the East African nation's first death caused by the new coronavirus.
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Rwandan medical workers deploy robots to minimize coronavirus risk

At the Kanyinya COVID-19 treatment facility a short distance from Rwanda's capital Kigali, Akazuba, Ikizere and Ngabo report for duty, but these are no ordinary health care workers.
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Children of Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga fear for father's life

The children of detained Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga accused French authorities of violating his "fundamental human rights" on Friday, saying he has severe senile dementia among other..
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Rwandan ex-politician handed life jail term for genocide role

A Rwandan court on Thursday handed a life sentence to a former politician found guilty of orchestrating the killing of tens of thousands of people during the 1994 genocide, a court spokesman said.
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Félicien Kabuga: Captured fugitive denies financing Rwanda's genocide

Businessman Félicien Kabuga, who evaded capture for 26 years, says he was trying to help victims.
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French court rejects request to release Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga

A French court on Wednesday rejected a request to release Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga under court supervision.
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Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga denounces charges as 'lies'

Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga told a French court on Wednesday that the international charges against him were lies.
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Rwanda genocide: How Félicien Kabuga evaded capture for 26 years

Félicien Kabuga outwitted Rwandan genocide prosecutors by using 28 aliases and powerful connections.
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Augustin Bizimana: Remains of top Rwanda genocide suspect found

Augustin Bizimana was defence minister when about 800,000 people were killed in 100 days.
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U.N. prosecutor: remains of Rwandan war crimes suspect found in Congo

The remains of a fugitive major suspect from the 1994 Rwandan genocide have been identified in a grave in Congo, a United Nations war crimes prosecutor said on Friday.
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Indicted Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga appears before French court

Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, indicted in his absence on charges of bankrolling ethnic militias that massacred some 800,000 people in 1994, was brought before a French court on Wednesday.
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Prosecutor seeks transfer of Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga to U.N. custody

International war crimes investigators have requested that Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, arrested last weekend, be transferred to United Nations custody for trial, a prosecutor said on..
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Rwanda genocide suspect Kabuga opposes transfer to U.N. tribunal: lawyers

Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga has the right to be presumed innocent and opposes being transferred from France to a U.N. tribunal based in Tanzania, his lawyers said in a statement.
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Rwanda victim welcomes arrest of genocide suspect

One balmy Sunday evening in Kigali a lifetime ago, an 18-year-old girl at the Catholic Christus Centre sang hymns while sneaking glances at a Felicien Kabuga, a powerful businessman from her..
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Children of Rwandan genocide fugitive Kabuga led police to Paris-area hideout

French intelligence agents spied on the children of Rwanda's most-wanted genocide fugitive to track him down to an apartment in a Paris suburb and end a 26-year-long manhunt, the head of the police..
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Explainer: The U.N. tribunal set up to try Rwanda genocide perpetrators

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'He wouldn't say a word' - Rwanda genocide fugitive lived incognito in Paris

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Félicien Kabuga: Rwanda genocide survivors happy with arrest

A widows' group says "everyone has been waiting" for his apprehension, 26 years after the slaughter.
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Rwanda will start to ease coronavirus lockdown from Monday

The Rwandan government will allow limited movement of people and allow restricted openings of businesses including restaurants and hotels from next Monday as it starts to ease its coronavirus lockdown.
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Rwanda says number of coronavirus cases rises to five

The number of coronavirus cases in Rwanda has risen to five from one, and included a man of Rwandese nationality with no recent history of travel, the health ministry said late on Sunday.
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Four more African nations confirm coronavirus, new controls put in place

Mauritania, Rwanda, Seychelles and Central African Republic confirmed their first coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing to 23 the number of African countries that have reported positive tests for the..
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Rwanda has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, an Indian citizen who arrived in the East African nation from Mumbai on March 8, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.
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Rwanda is guarding against the spread of coronavirus by flooding its capital with portable sinks for hand-washing at bus stops, restaurants, banks and shops across the capital Kigali.
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