• The Tutsi King Kigeri Rwabugiri established a unified state with a central military structure in present day Rwanda.

  • Rwanda becomes a part of German East Africa.

  • Belgian forces occupy Rwanda.

  • Ruanda-Urundi becomes a UN trust territory governed by Belgium.

  • Rwanda is proclaimed to be a Republic.

  • Rwanda gains independence from Belgium

  • After a French judge issues an international arrest warrant for the President of Rwanda, Rwanda cuts diplomatic ties with France.

  • Rwanda joins the East African Community and makes English the second official language in its education systems instead of French.

  • Rwanda reestablishes a diplomatic relationship with France, and is admitted to the British Commonwealth.


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