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List of years in Rwanda
The following lists events that happened during 2015 in Rwanda .
2015 (MMXV) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2015th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 15th year of the 3rd millennium, the 15th year of the 21st century, and the 6th year of the 2010s decade.
Rwanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a country in Central and East Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Rwanda is in the African Great Lakes region and is highly elevated; its geography is dominated by mountains in the west and savanna to the east, with numerous lakes throughout the country. The climate is temperate to subtropical, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons each year.
Paul Kagame is a Rwandan politician and former military leader. He is currently the President of Rwanda, having taken office in 2000 when his predecessor, Pasteur Bizimungu, resigned. Kagame previously commanded the rebel force that ended the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He was considered Rwanda's de facto leader when he served as Vice President and Minister of Defence from 1994 to 2000. He was re-elected in August 2017 with an official result of nearly 99% in an election criticized for numerous irregularities. He has been described as the "most impressive" and "among the most repressive" African leaders.
This article lists the Prime Ministers of Rwanda since the formation of the post in 1961, to the present day. A total of eleven people have served in the post. The current Prime Minister of Rwanda is Édouard Ngirente, who took office on 30 August 2017.
Anastase Murekezi is a Rwandan politician. He studied in Groupe Scolaire Officiel de Butare (GSOB) and went on to Louvain-La-Neuve University in Belgium to study agriculture. He was the minister of Public service and labor until 23 July 2014 when he was nominated by President Paul Kagame as the Prime Minister of Rwanda.
Jean-Claude Gasigwa was a Rwandan professional tennis player. He was a member of the Rwanda Davis Cup team before his death in 2015. He won the Kenya Open in 2008, Tanzania Open in 2011 and Uganda Open in 2009, 2012 and 2013.
The Rwanda Davis Cup team represents Rwanda in Davis Cup tennis competition and are governed by the Fédération Rwandaise de Tennis. They have not competed since 2013.
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda was an international court established in November 1994 by the United Nations Security Council in Resolution 955 in order to judge people responsible for the Rwandan genocide and other serious violations of international law in Rwanda, or by Rwandan citizens in nearby states, between 1 January and 31 December 1994.
GAL were death squads established illegally by officials of the Spanish government to fight ETA, the principal Basque separatist militant group. They were active from 1983 until 1987, under Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE)-led governments. It was proven at trial that they were financed by important officials within the Spanish Interior Ministry. The Spanish daily newspaper El Mundo played an important role in revealing the plot when it ran a comprehensive series of articles on the matter.
The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda during the Rwandan Civil War, which had started in 1990. It was directed by members of the Hutu majority government during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994. An estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed, constituting an estimated 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended after the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), led by Paul Kagame, took control of the capital and the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutu, were displaced and became refugees.
Jean-Paul Akayesu is a former teacher, school inspector, and Republican Democratic Movement (MDR) politician from Rwanda. He was the mayor of Taba commune in Gitarama prefecture from April 1993 until June 1994.
Northern Province is one of Rwanda's five provinces. It was created in early January 2006 as part of a government decentralization program that re-organized the country's local government structures.
A Sunday in Kigali is a 2006 Canadian feature film set during the Rwandan genocide.
Events from the year 2002 in France.
The Gang des postiches was a famous team of bank robbers that operated in Paris between 1981 and 1986. With a rare boldness, they attacked about thirty banks.
Events from the year 1949 in France.
Events from the year 1978 in France.
Events from the year 1836 in France.
The World's Most Wanted Fugitives is a list published by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and American publishing and media company Forbes. The list contains 10 fugitives that Forbes, with the help of international law enforcement agencies, deems to be the world's most wanted.
Jean Claude Ndoli is a Rwandan-born footballer, currently playing for APR FC in the Rwandan Premier League.
Jean-Claude Iranzi is a Rwandan footballer, who is currently playing for ZESCO United FC in the Zambian Premier League.
Jean-Claude Baker was a French-American restaurateur.
The Anti-Duvalier protest movement was a series of demonstrations in Haiti from 23 May 1984 – 7 February 1986, that led to the overthrow of President Jean-Claude Duvalier and the Duvalier dynasty regime.
Police Football Club is an association football club based in Kibungo, Rwanda, currently competes the Rwanda National Football League.
"No to police state" campaign - All-Ukrainian civil campaign against police brutality caused by the death of 20 years old student Igor Indylo in police precinct of Shevchenkivskyi District, Kiev. This campaign demanded to conduct proper investigation of the death of Indylo, to punish men guilty in his death and other high-profile cases.