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Rwanda - Historical Events
Date Event
1876-09-14

Henry Morton Stanley's expedition leaves Rwanda

1921-03-01

Rwanda ceded to Great Britain

1961-01-28

Republic of Rwanda proclaimed

1961-08-23

Belgium sends troops to Rwanda-Urundi

1962-01-01

Rwanda granted internal self-government by Belgium

1962-06-30

Rwanda & Burundi become independent

1962-07-01

Burundi & Rwanda gain independence from Belgium (National Days)

1962-09-18

Rwanda, Burundi, Jamaica & Trinidad admitted (105th-108th) to UN

1973-07-05

Maj Gen Juvenal Habyarimana becomes president of Rwanda following military coup

1978-12-17

Referendum approves new constitution of Rwanda

1990-10-01

10,000 Uganda RPF rebels move into Rwanda

1994-04-13

President guard at Kigali Rwanda, chops 1,200 church members to death

1994-04-22

7,000 Tutsi's slaughtered in stadium of Kibuye Rwanda

1994-06-23

Some 2,500 French troops head into Rwanda to protect civilians, the first outside forces sent there since UN

1994-08-21

The last French troops pull out of Rwanda, ending their highly controversial mission there

1997-01-18

In north west Rwanda, Hutu militia members kill 3 Spanish aid workers, 3 soldiers and seriously wound one other.

1998-09-02

The UN's International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda finds Jean-Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide.

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Rwanda - Birthdays
Date Event
1888-07-19

Eugene Jungers, Belgian governor of Rwanda Urundi

1910-09-18

Henri A Cornelis, gov-general Belgian Congo/Rwanda-Urundi

1912-05-15

Alexis Kagame, Rwanda, priest/writer

1912-08-28

Rosamund Carr, A Mother's Love: Rosamond Carr and a Lifetime in Rwanda

1932-03-12

Andrew Young, Rwanda Rising

1937-03-08

Juvenal Hayarimana, president of Rwanda (1973-94)

1948-11-11

Roberto Cicutto, Hotel Rwanda

1952-12-20

Terry George, Hotel Rwanda

1955-01-26

Roberto Citran, Hotel Rwanda

1955-06-15

Paul Rusesabagina, Hotel Rwanda

1961-08-24

Martin Katz, Hotel Rwanda

1962-10-01

Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Hotel Rwanda

1964-01-27

Lionel Steketee, Hotel Rwanda

1965-12-17

Mike Wood, Hotel Rwanda

1966-01-15

Benoît Dervaux, Rwanda, la vie après

1969-01-25

Desmond Dube, Hotel Rwanda

1969-10-17

Wyclef Jean, Hotel Rwanda

1970-03-30

Leleti Khumalo, Hotel Rwanda

1975-12-10

Gilbert Ndahayo, Rwanda: Beyond the Deadly Pit

1979-03-26

Mothusi Magano, Hotel Rwanda

1979-10-15

Raphaël Glucksmann, Rwanda: History of a Genocide

1990-10-29

Ben Proudfoot, Rwanda & Juliet

Rwanda - Deaths
Date Event
1958-09-17

Eugene Jungers, Belgian governor of Rwanda Urundi, dies at 70

1985-12-27

Dian Fossey, American zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), murdered in Rwanda

1994-04-06

Agatha Uwilingiyimana, Rwanda/1st female PM in Africa, assassinated

1994-04-07

Agathe Uwilingiyimana, PM of Rwanda, assassinated

2006-09-29

Rosamund Carr, A Mother's Love: Rosamond Carr and a Lifetime in Rwanda


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