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Amakuru

Kinyarwanda

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amakuru (noun class 6)

  1. news
    Amakuru? (What's the news?)
    Ni meza. (It is good.)

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A photograph of northwestern Rwanda

Rwanda is a country in central and eastern Africa located a few degrees south of the Equator, bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. All of Rwanda is at high elevation, with a geography dominated by mountains in the west, savanna in the east, and numerous lakes throughout the country. The climate is temperate. The predominantly rural population of 11.7 million people forms three main groups: the Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa. After Rwanda was first settled by hunter-gatherers in the Stone and Iron Ages, the population coalesced into clans and then into a Tutsi-led kingdom. It was colonised by Europeans in the 19th century and gained independence from Belgium on 1 July 1962 after a Hutu revolt led to massacres of Tutsis and the establishment of a Hutu-dominated republic. In 1990 the Tutsi-led Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) launched a civil war, which was followed by the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, in which Hutu extremists killed an estimated 500,000 to 1 million Tutsi and moderate Hutu but were ultimately defeated by the RPF. The economy suffered during the genocide, but has since strengthened and depends heavily on subsistence agriculture. (more...)

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From articles I've written or significantly re-written:

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Lava lake.

Mount Nyiragongo is a volcano, one of eight in the Virunga Mountains chain, in the Albertine (western) branch of the Great Rift Valley. It is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, about 19 km north of the town of Goma and the Lake Kivu and just west of the border with Rwanda. The main crater is 250 metres deep and 2 kilometres wide. Nyiragongo and nearby Nyamuragira are together responsible for 40% of Africa's historical volcanic eruptions. This picture shows the lava lake at the bottom of the main crater, which forms a glow visible more then 50 kilometres away and releases large quantities of gas.

My articles

  • Written / rewritten (non-stubs in bold):

A452 road · Antony Peebles · ACDI/VOCA · Association des Veuves du Genocide · Bourbon coffee · bvi · Charlotte Wilson (VSO) · Gahini · Gustav Adolf von Götzen · Kigali · Kigali International Airport · Kokrobite · Lake Muhazi · Maraba Coffee · Mgahinga Gorilla National Park · Mount Gahinga · Mount Huye · Mount Muhabura · Mount Sabyinyo · MV Liemba · Overthrow (cricket) · Preliminary English Test · Rusumo Falls · The EastAfrican · The New Times · Transport in Rwanda

  • Contributed to:

Kayonza · Mount Karisimbi · Nyagatare · Rwamagana · Rwanda · Share taxi · Volcanoes National Park · Water divide

Countries visited

# Country Year First Visited # Country Year First Visited # Country Year First Visited # Country Year First Visited
1  United Kingdom 1978 11  Norway 1995 21  Ghana 2002 31  South Africa 2006
2  France 1980 12  Poland 1996 22  Rwanda 2003 32  Australia 2006
3  Belgium 1983 13  Slovakia 1996 23  Uganda 2003 33  Zambia 2007
4  Germany 1983 14  Andorra 1997 24  Kenya 2004 34  Italy 2010
5  Netherlands 1983 15  Turkey 1997 25  Tanzania 2005
6   Switzerland 1984 16  Luxembourg 1999 26  Democratic Republic of the Congo 2005
7  Austria 1990 17  United States 1999 27  Ivory Coast 2005
8  Ireland 1990 18  Portugal 2000 28  Burkina Faso 2005
9  Russia 1991 19  China 2001 29  Mali 2005
10  Spain 1993 20  Mongolia 2001 30  Burundi 2006

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rw-1 Uyu ukoresha ashobora kugiramo uruhare n'Ikinyarwanda giciriritse.

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