Rwanda 2007

Yearbook 2007

Rwanda. According to CountryAAH, Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda. The French counterpart to the Migration Court in February rejected an asylum application from Agathe Habyarimana, widow of Rwanda’s former president Juvénal Habyarimana. The reason for the rejection was that she may have been responsible for genocide, which the Rwandan government claimed without hearing since she was given protection in France in 1994. An organization for survivors of the genocide filed a lawsuit against her in a French court. Rwanda requested her extradition and facilitated the possibility of it by abolishing the death penalty in July. About 800 people had their death sentences converted to life imprisonment.

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The UN-backed War Criminal Court (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania, which needs to be relieved, submitted a case to another country for the first time in April. Michel Bagaragaza, former head of the national tea industry, will be investigated in the Netherlands. ICTR also requested to file a case with Rwanda, despite Amnesty International warning of flaws in the Rwandan legal system.

Two genocide suspects who had been wanted by ICTR were arrested in France in July but were released on orders by a court on the grounds that the arrest warrant was incorrectly filled. However, a third Rwandan arrested in France was considered to be extradited to ICTR.

In Belgium, a Rwandan former major was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the murder of ten Belgian UN soldiers at the beginning of the genocide. However, he was acquitted of also assassinating Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana. The murders of the UN soldiers caused the UN to greatly reduce its strength in Rwanda, and Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt admitted during the trial that thousands of lives could have been spared if the UN troops had stayed.

Former President Pasteur Bizimungu was released from prison after serving just under three years of a 15-year sentence. He was convicted of racial incitement, embezzlement and conspiracy with criminals.

Together with Burundi and Congo (Kinshasa), Rwanda decided to revive cooperation in the Economic Community of the Greater Sealands (CEPGL), which has been down for 13 years, and in June it was announced that Rwanda and Burundi will become members of the East Africa Community. In November, an agreement was signed with Congo (Kinshasa) on joint work to stop the ravages of irregular militias in neighboring eastern provinces.

RWANDA. – Already under Belgian trust, together with Urundi (today Burundi), since 1962 the Rwanda has been an independent republic, and of a presidential type. On 26,338 km 2 of surface lived – at the 1970 census – 3,735,585 residents (4,289,000, according to a 1976 estimate).

Kigali, the capital, had 54,403 residents. in 1970; other important centers are Gisenyi (6300 residents), Butare (8400), Nyanza (4600), as well as Cyangugu and Gitarama (9400). In the population 3 ethnic groups prevail: the Hutu (2,520,000, as of 1970), the Tutsi (500,000) and the Twa (20,000); the former, Bantu; the second, Nilotic; the third, pygmoids. While representing only 15% of the population, the Tutsis were once the dominant caste; now they are reduced to 9%, after the riots of 1959-61, the massacres of 1964 and the consequent exodus.

Economic conditions. – Arable land and woody agricultural crops cover just over 33% of the territory; permanent meadows and pastures reach 31%; 12.5% ​​are wooded. Among the main agricultural products in 1976 were harvested the potato (6.75 million q, out of 87,000 ha, cassava (4.16 million q, out of 35,000 ha), sorghum (1.4 million q), potatoes (1.57 million q), maize (600,000 q). Important products for export: coffee (140,000 q), peanuts (140,000 q), tea (40,000 q), tobacco (10,000 q) There is also the production of pyrethrum, also intended for export. The livestock patrimony in 1976 consisted of 717,000 cattle, 252,000 sheep, and 570,000 goats.3). 1 million m 3 of natural gas was also obtained (Lake Kiwu). Electricity (35,000 kW of installed power) is produced by four modest water systems (34,000 kW); in 1975 the production was 140,000,000 kWh. There are no industrial activities – other than mining – in addition to a brewery and some equipment for the first processing of coffee, tea, tobacco and for the production of butter and cheese.

In the four-year period 1973-76, foreign trade had a significant increase in imports, from 2.8 to 9.6 billion francs (the Rwanda franc = 9.33 Italian lire in 1978), and an increase in imports as well. exports, from 2.7 to 7.5 billion, based mainly on coffee, cassiterite, tungsten, tea and pyrethrum. Over 8000 km of roads, of which 3100 are main roads (1976). There is an international airport in Kigali.

Rwanda weather in March, April and May

Average daily temperatures between 23 ° C and 26 ° C can be expected over the next three months. It gets warmest in March in Kigali, a little cooler in May in Volcanoes National Park.

In March it rains depending on the region of 13 (Kigali) to 20 days (Volcanoes National Park), in April at 16 (Kigali) to 19 days (Volcanoes National Park) and in May of 10 (Kigali) to 12 days (Volcanoes National Park).

In the period from March to May the sun shines on average between 4 and 5 hours a day. The sunniest weather is in March in Kigali, with a little less sun you have to get by in April in Volcanoes National Park.