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Alluvium (from the Latin alluvius, from alluere, "to wash against") is loose, unconsolidated (not cemented together into a solid rock) soil or sediments, which has been eroded, reshaped by water in some form, and redeposited in a non-marine setting.
Amsterdam is the capital and most populous municipality of the Netherlands.
The École Antoine de Saint-Exupéry de Kigali (EFASE), also known as the Kigali French School, is a school in Downtown Kigali, Rwanda.
The École Belge de Kigali (EBK, "Belgian School of Kigali") is a Belgian curriculum school in Kigali, Rwanda.
The Ganda people, or Baganda (endonym: Baganda; singular Muganda), are a Bantu ethnic group native to Buganda, a subnational kingdom within Uganda.
The Bantu peoples are the speakers of Bantu languages, comprising several hundred ethnic groups in sub-Saharan Africa, spread over a vast area from Central Africa across the African Great Lakes to Southern Africa.
The Berlin Conference of 1884–85, also known as the Congo Conference (Kongokonferenz) or West Africa Conference (Westafrika-Konferenz), regulated European colonization and trade in Africa during the New Imperialism period and coincided with Germany's sudden emergence as an imperial power.
Brussels (Bruxelles,; Brussel), officially the Brussels-Capital Region (All text and all but one graphic show the English name as Brussels-Capital Region.) (Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest), is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the de jure capital of Belgium.
Bugesera is a district (akarere) in Eastern Province, Rwanda.
Bujumbura, (formerly Usumbura), is the capital, largest city, and main port of Burundi.
Bunyoro is a kingdom in Western Uganda.
Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi (Republika y'Uburundi,; République du Burundi, or), is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.
Butare is a city (population: 77,000 as of August 2002) in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district.
A capital city (or simply capital) is the municipality exercising primary status in a country, state, province, or other administrative region, usually as its seat of government.
Carnegie Mellon University (commonly known as CMU) is a private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Cassiterite is a tin oxide mineral, SnO2.
Central Africa Time, or CAT, is a time zone used in central and southern Africa.
A central business district (CBD) is the commercial and business centre of a city.
College of Science and Technology - University of Rwanda, the former Kigali Institute of Science, Technology and Management (KIST, Ishuri Rikuru ry’Ubumenyi n’Ikoranabuhanga rya Kigali, Institut des Sciences et des Technologies de Kigali) in Kigali, Rwanda is the first technology-focused institution of higher education to be created by the Rwanda government.
Dar es Salaam (Dar) (from دار السلام, "the house of peace"; formerly Mzizima) is the former capital as well as the most populous city in Tanzania and a regionally important economic centre.
The five provinces of Rwanda are divided into 30 districts (Kinyarwanda: uturere, sing. akarere).
A drainage basin is any area of land where precipitation collects and drains off into a common outlet, such as into a river, bay, or other body of water.
The dry season is a yearly period of low rainfall, especially in the tropics.
The East African Campaign in World War I was a series of battles and guerrilla actions, which started in German East Africa (GEA) and spread to portions of Portuguese Mozambique, Northern Rhodesia, British East Africa, the Uganda Protectorate, and the Belgian Congo.
Eastern Province (Intara y'Iburasirazuba; Province de l'Est) is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces.
Entebbe is a major town in Central Uganda.
Espoir BBC is a Rwandan professional basketball club based in Kigali.
Gasabo is a district (akarere) in Kigali Province, Rwanda.
Gatuna is a town in northern Rwanda.
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.
Gisenyi is a city in Rubavu district in Rwanda's Western Province.
Global warming, also referred to as climate change, is the observed century-scale rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate system and its related effects.
A golf course is the grounds where the game of golf is played.
Goma is the capital city of North Kivu province in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
A granitoid or granitic rock is a variety of coarse grained plutonic rock similar to granite which mineralogically is composed predominantly of feldspar and quartz.
Grégoire Kayibanda (May 1, 1924December 15, 1976) was the first elected and second President of Rwanda.
The Great Lakes Twa, also known as Batwa, Abatwa or Ge-Sera, are a pygmy people who are generally assumed to be the oldest surviving population of the Great Lakes region of central Africa, though currently they live as a Bantu caste.
The Groupe Scolaire Officiel de Butare (GSOB) Indatwa n’inkesha, also known as the Indatwa n'Inkesha School and originally the Groupe Scolaire d'Astrida, is a secondary school in Huye district, Butare, Rwanda.
The Hôtel des Mille Collines is a large hotel in Kigali, Rwanda.
The Hutu, also known as the Abahutu, are a Bantu ethnic group native to African Great Lakes region of Africa, primarily area now under Burundi and Rwanda.
The Interahamwe is a Hutu paramilitary organization.
An international airport is an airport that offers customs and immigration facilities for passengers travelling between countries.
The International School of Kigali-Rwanda (ISKR) is a young, dynamic school which is just entering its seventh year of existence.
IslamThere are ten pronunciations of Islam in English, differing in whether the first or second syllable has the stress, whether the s is or, and whether the a is pronounced, or (when the stress is on the first syllable) (Merriam Webster).
Istanbul (or or; İstanbul), historically known as Constantinople and Byzantium, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural, and historic center.
Jane Perlez is a long time foreign correspondent for The New York Times currently serving as Beijing Bureau Chief in China where she is writing about China's role in the world, and the competition between the United States and China, particularly in Asia.
Juvénal Habyarimana (March 8, 1937 – April 6, 1994) was the 2nd President of the Republic of Rwanda, serving longer than any other president to date, from 1973 until 1994.
Kagitumba is a town in Rwanda.
Kampala is the capital and largest city of Uganda.
Kandt House Museum of Natural History is a museum in Kigali, Rwanda.
Kayonza is a small town in Kayonza district, Eastern Province, Rwanda.
The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.
Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with its capital and largest city in Nairobi.
Kicukiro is a district (akarere) in Kigali Province, Rwanda.
Kigali is the capital and largest city of Rwanda.
Kigali City Tower is a mixed use high rise office and retail building located in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.
The Kigali Convention Centre is a convention centre in Kigali, the capital and largest city in Rwanda.
The Kigali Genocide Memorial commemorates the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.
Kigali Independent University (Université Libre de Kigali, ULK), in Rwanda, is a private Institution of Higher Learning founded on 15 March 1996 and governed by the Law No.
Kigali International Airport, formerly known as Gregoire Kayibanda International Airport, but sometimes referred to as Kanombe International Airport, is the primary airport serving Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.
Kigali-Rural Province, known in Kinyarwanda as Kigali-Ngali, was a province that surrounds the city of Kigali, Rwanda.
Kigeli IV Rwabugiri was the king (mwami) of the Kingdom of Rwanda in late 19th century.
The Kingdom of Rwanda was a pre-colonial kingdom in East Africa beginning in c. 1081, which survived with some of its autonomy intact under German and Belgian colonial rule until its monarchy was abolished in the Rwandan Revolution.
The Kissinger Cables are 1.7 million United States diplomatic and intelligence records dating from 1973 to 1976 that WikiLeaks republished in April 2013.
Kyanika is a settlement in Kisoro District in the Western Region of Uganda.
Lake Kivu is one of the African Great Lakes.
Lake Muhazi (Ikiyaga cya Muhazi) is a long thin shallow lake in the east of Rwanda.
Laterite is a soil and rock type rich in iron and aluminium, and is commonly considered to have formed in hot and wet tropical areas.
A League of Nations mandate was a legal status for certain territories transferred from the control of one country to another following World War I, or the legal instruments that contained the internationally agreed-upon terms for administering the territory on behalf of the League of Nations.
This article lists the Presidents of Rwanda since the creation of the office in 1961 (during the Rwandan Revolution), to the present day.
Lycée de Kigali (LDK) is a secondary school in Kiyovu Cell, Nyarugenge Sector, Nyarugenge District, Kigali, Rwanda.
In Kenya and neighbouring nations, matatu (or matatus) are privately owned minibuses serving as share taxis; in the past, pick-up trucks and estate cars were also pressed into service.
In geology, metasedimentary rock is a type of metamorphic rock.
A militia is generally an army or some other fighting organization of non-professional soldiers, citizens of a nation, or subjects of a state, who can be called upon for military service during a time of need, as opposed to a professional force of regular, full-time military personnel, or historically, members of a warrior nobility class (e.g., knights or samurai).
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN, Minisiteri y'Imari n'Igenamigambi, Ministère des Finances et de la Planification économique) is a government ministry of the Republic of Rwanda; the current Minister of Finance and Economic Planning is Dr.
Mombasa is a city on the coast of Kenya.
Mount Kenya University (MKU) is a private, multi-campus, chartered university in Kenya.
Mutara III Rudahigwa (March 1911 – 25 July 1959) was King (mwami) of Rwanda between 1931 and 1959.
Nairobi is the capital and the largest city of Kenya.
The National Bank of Rwanda (Banki Nkuru Y'u Rwanda, Banque Nationale du Rwanda) is the central bank of Rwanda.
The National Basketball League is the top professional basketball league in Rwanda.
The National University of Rwanda (NUR; Kaminuza nkuru y’u Rwanda, Université nationale du Rwanda) was the largest university in Rwanda. It was located at in the city of Butare and was established in 1963 by the government in cooperation with the Congregation of the Dominicans from the Province of Quebec, Canada. Its founder and first rector was Father Georges-Henri Lévesque. In 2013, along with all public higher education institutions in Rwanda, it was merged into the newly created University of Rwanda. When it was established, the NUR had three divisions (Faculties of Medicine and Social Sciences, and a Teacher Training College), 51 students and 16 lecturers. The university suffered badly during the genocide and had to close in 1994, reopening in April 1995. At that time English was introduced as a medium of instruction alongside French. As of 2005 it focused on Science and Technology and Humanities, with French and English as the medium of instruction.
The Nile River (النيل, Egyptian Arabic en-Nīl, Standard Arabic an-Nīl; ⲫⲓⲁⲣⲱ, P(h)iaro; Ancient Egyptian: Ḥ'pī and Jtrw; Biblical Hebrew:, Ha-Ye'or or, Ha-Shiḥor) is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, and is commonly regarded as the longest river in the world, though some sources cite the Amazon River as the longest.
Northern Province (Intara y'Amajyaruguru; Province du Nord) is one of Rwanda's five provinces.
The Nyabarongo (or Nyawarungu) is a major river in Rwanda, part of the upper headwaters of the Nile.
Nyamata is a town in southeastern Rwanda.
Nyamirambo is a sector (umurenge) in Nyarugenge District, Kigali Province, Rwanda.
Nyanza (also known as Nyabisindu) is a town located in Nyanza District in the Southern Province of Rwanda.
Nyarugenge is a sector (umurenge) located in Nyarugenge District, Kigali Province, Rwanda.
Nyarugenge is a district (akarere) in Kigali Province, Rwanda.
Nyarutarama is an affluent suburb of Kigali, Rwanda.
An oceanic or highland climate, also known as a marine or maritime climate, is the Köppen classification of climate typical of west coasts in higher middle latitudes of continents, and generally features cool summers (relative to their latitude) and cool winters, with a relatively narrow annual temperature range and few extremes of temperature, with the exception for transitional areas to continental, subarctic and highland climates.
Opération Turquoise was a French-led military operation in Rwanda in 1994 under the mandate of the United Nations.
Patriots BBC is a Rwandan professional basketball team located in Kigali.
The Provinces of Rwanda, called intara, are divided into districts (akarere) and municipalities (umujyi).
In anthropology, pygmy peoples are ethnic groups whose average height is unusually short.
Richard Kandt (17 December 1867, in Posen – 29 April 1918, in Nuremberg; original name Kantorowicz) was a German physician and explorer of Africa.
Lieutenant-General Roméo Antonius Dallaire, (born June 25, 1946) is a Canadian humanitarian, author and retired senator and general.
Rose Kabuye (born Rose Kanyange on 22 April 1961 in Muvumba, Rwanda) by Judge Jean-Louis Bruguière is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Rwandan Army and remains the highest ranking woman ever to serve in her country's armed forces.
Rough Guides Ltd is a British travel guidebook and reference publisher, since November 2017 owned by APA Publications.
Ruanda-Urundi (in Dutch also Roeanda-Oeroendi) was a territory in the African Great Lakes region, once part of German East Africa, which was ruled by Belgium between 1916 and 1962.
Rwanda (U Rwanda), officially the Republic of Rwanda (Repubulika y'u Rwanda; République du Rwanda), is a sovereign state in Central and East Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland.
The Rwandan franc (sign: FRw,National Bank of Rwanda. "." Accessed 2017-02-20. and possibly RF or R₣; ISO 4217: RWF) is the currency of Rwanda.
The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government.
The Rwandan Patriotic Front (Front patriotique rwandais, FPR) is the ruling political party in Rwanda.
A share taxi (also called shared taxi) is a mode of transport which falls between a taxicab and a bus.
Southern Province (Intara y'Amajyepfo; Province du Sud) is one of Rwanda's five provinces.
The Swahili people (or Waswahili) are an ethnic and cultural group inhabiting East Africa.
Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a sovereign state in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region.
In geography, the temperate or tepid climates of Earth occur in the middle latitudes, which span between the tropics and the polar regions of Earth.
The EastAfrican is a weekly newspaper published in Kenya by the Nation Media Group, which also publishes Kenya's national Daily Nation.
The New Times is a national English language newspaper in Rwanda.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
Tin is a chemical element with the symbol Sn (from stannum) and atomic number 50.
Tropical savanna climate or tropical wet and dry climate is a type of climate that corresponds to the Köppen climate classification categories "Aw" and "As".
The Tutsi, or Abatutsi, are a social class or ethnic group of the African Great Lakes region.
Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda (Jamhuri ya Uganda), is a landlocked country in East Africa.
The University of Rwanda (UR, Kaminuza y’u Rwanda, Université du Rwanda) is a higher education institution formed in 2013 through the merger of Rwanda's previously independent public institutions of higher education, the largest of which was the National University of Rwanda.
In land use planning, urban open space is open space areas for "parks", "green spaces", and other open areas.
Urbanization refers to the population shift from rural to urban residency, the gradual increase in the proportion of people living in urban areas, and the ways in which each society adapts to this change.
Urugwiro Village is the office of the President of Rwanda.
A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
Yuhi Musinga (Yuhi V of Rwanda, 1883 – 13 January 1944) king of Rwanda, came to power in 1896 and collaborated with the German government to strengthen his own kingship.
The 1973 Rwandan coup d'état, also known as the Coup d'état of 5 July (Coup d'état du 5 Juillet), was a military coup staged by Juvénal Habyarimana against incumbent president Grégoire Kayibanda in the Republic of Rwanda.
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