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Rwandan Rebels Disarm But Future Uncertain
[African Arguments]In July 1994, with the RPF was about to win the war against the Habyarimana regime and thus put an end to the genocide, a massive exodus of Hutu refugees took place to Rwanda's neighbours. The vast majority of them, about two million, ended up in huge refugee camps in the then Zairean provinces of North and South Kivu (present day DRC.)

CAF Rejects Rwanda's Appeal
[Focus]The appeals board of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has upheld the decision of the Organizing Committee of the African Cup of Nations which disqualified Rwanda from the final group phase of the qualifying for 2015 tournament in Morocco.

Sierra-Leone and Rwanda Participation
[Big Brother Africa]M-Net’s AfricaMagic and series producers Endemol SA would like to confirm that Sierra Leone and Rwanda will no longer form part of the countries participating in this year’s edition of Big Brother Africa, launching on Sunday 7 September 2014. Unfortunately, due to schedules and logistical constraints there was insufficient time to follow the necessary procedures in order to process the required travel documentation which has recently become a more complex procedure.

Rwanda Out of Big Brother Africa
[New Times]Rwanda's aspiring Big Brother housemates will suffer heartbreak after MNET AfricaMagic announced that Rwanda will no longer participate in this year's Big Brother Africa contest launching on September 7.

Flydubai to Start Kigali Operations in September
[New Times]Rwanda's aviation sector continues to attract more airlines, with the latest entrant being flydubai. The development also means that competition on some routes, especially the Kigali-Dubai route, will tighten.

Groove Awards Rwanda Due October
[New Times]Rwanda's celebrated gospel awards Gala ceremony, dubbed Groove Awards is scheduled to take place on October 26, 2014 at Kigali Serena Hotel, according to the event organisers.

Rwf30 Billion EU Cash to Boost Regional Integration
[New Times]Trade across the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) region could soon be enhanced thanks to Euro33 million (about Rwf30 billion) earmarked by the European Union toward regional integration projects.

Col. Byabagamba, Rusagara Charged
[New Times]Col. Tom Byabagamba and retired Brig. Gen. Frank Rusagara yesterday appeared before the Military Tribunal in Nyamirambo where they were charged with different counts, some jointly others individual.

Burera Island School's Long Wait for Transport Vessel
[New Times]Teachers and pupils of Birwa 1 Primary School located on Birwa 1 island of Lake Burera have for long waited for a modern boat and lifesaver jackets to facilitate their movement to and from the island.

Rwandans Benefit From Chinese Scholarships
[New Times]The Chinese government has awarded scholarships to 35 Rwandan students to pursue studies in various disciplines at various levels of higher education in China. The scholarships were awarded through the Chinese embassy in Kigali.

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