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Rwanda Independence Day: 1st July.
Rwanda was granted independence on 1 July 1962.
Emancipation from the Belgian colonial rule, following emancipation from the Tutsi monarchy.
49 years have passed now, and Rwandans are still struggling to come to terms with their history. Some want to celebrate the Independence Day, but the leaders in power do not see the independance day as an important milestone in the Rwandan history.
Enorm differences of opinion exist today within the so-called Rwandan elite about how to interpret the independence and the struggle which led to it during the late 50s and early 60s. Shame!
Anyway, history will always remember the pioneers of democracy and independence, among them the two former Presidents of the newly-born Republic of Rwanda: Dominique Mbonyumutwa and Gregoire Kayibanda
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