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The name of the Anthem:     "Beautiful Rwanda our Motherland"





    
 
Per capita income                  

 Rwanda  2001
Present anthem of 2001 replaces the 1962 Anthem
(Rwanda Rwacu)         (The year the anthem was adopted)  


   
To learn more about this country click here: Rwanda

         
   

   
  QUIZ QUESTIONS                    

1.   When did Rwanda get her independence? Who was the first Leader of the Independent Rwanda?

2.    
Rwanda is a landlocked country like the few we have studied.
This means that it does not have an outlet to the ocean 
or sea.  It is surrounded by 4 countries.  Uganda, Tanzania, Burunda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Which
of these 4 countries is directly south of Rwanda?

a. Burunda
b. Uganda
c. Tanzania
d. Democratic Republic of the Congo

3. This country has 3 groups of people.  We are told that the
  Twa people are the " forest-dwelling pygmy" people whose 
average height is about 4ft 11 inches tall. People in this 
group do not like to be called pygmy. Just like we do not
like to be called "negro or tribesman." They rather be called
by their ethnicities such as: the Aka, Efé and Mbuti people,
rather than pygmy. The term pygmy is pejorative or
derogatory. These people were those who inhabited this region
earlier than other inhabitants. Like the Kissi people of Liberia
are said to be the likely original inhabitants of the region. As far
as the Hutu and Tutsi, scholars are still in disagreement.  

More than likely, most scholars think the 
Tutsi came to the land before the Hutu arrived.  The country
comprises of 5 provinces that were drawn in 2006. For many 
years in this country, the power that be has adopted 
anti-Hutu policies even down through the colonial era.
The first colonial powers were the Germans, followed by the
Belgium.  Both colonial powers favored the Tutsi.  The Hutu
revolt that took place in 1962, Hutu massacred very many Tutsi.
The civil war of 1990 was orchestrated by the Tutsi-led Rwandan Patriotic Front.  In 1994 over 500,000 to 1 million Tutsi were
killed in a genocide by the Hutu.
 My question is, do you
think the civil war was justified? why was it justified or why was
it not justified?


   What is the principal language spoken by the people of
Rwanda?  

a. Kiswahili and Zulu
b. Arabic and French
c. English and Shona
d. Dan and Mah
e.
Yoruba and Igbo
f. Kingarwanda



4 Who is Paul Kagame? Who is Pasteur Bizimungu?

5. Which political party has been the dominant political
party since 1994?


6.     Rwanda' human rights status has not been a very good
one. A French judge indicted Rwandan officials which led to
the suspension of diplomatic relations with France between
2006 to 2010.  What led to the indictment? What kinds of
diplomatic relationship does Rwanda have with her African
neighbors?  How are the ethnic relationships in the country
now after the Civil War?

 7. What is the capital city of Rwanda? 8. What is the population of Rwanda? 9. For administrative purposes, Rwanda is divided into 5 Provinces. Northern Province, Eastern Province, Southern Province, Western Province and Kigali Province. Which of these Provinces is the Capital city of the country?         10.    What is the political structure of this country?          11.    Which western nations colonized Rwanda and for how long?   12. Which of these Religions do most people in Rwanda adhere to? a.     African Traditional Religions? b. Christianity c. Islam d. Hinduism e. Buddhism f. Judaism



 

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SOURCES:

Courtesy of Nationalanthems.info

“Canada » nationalanthems.info.” Accessed August 5, 2013) .          http://www.nationalanthems.info/ca.htm.

   Google

Wikipedia

Complete National-Anthems-World-Edition-2013
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

          National anthems of the world Nationalhymnen der Welt. Free download

  The World Atlas

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Listen to the   
National Anthems of All 

            African Countries

Every day a different African country's national     Anthem will play the entire day on this page.   This gives us an opportunity to listen to all the
National Anthems of each country in Africa.   There are 53 countries in Africa.  Some have
said that Liberia has one of the best Anthems
in the world.  Now we can listen to all the 
National Anthems of Africa and compare ours
with theirs.

The other reason for this exercise
is to provide our people the opportunity to
listen to, and to learn about other African
countries, see their flags, hear their National
Anthems, and enjoy the very beautiful music
we call, a country's National Anthem. Much
of our information comes from Nationalanthem.info. 

  
Please take note of the dates each

country's Anthem is played.  We begin with
South Africa on the 5th of August and end with
São Tomé and Principe on September 24, 2013.
 
If you want to know more about any of the
African countries, just click on the name of 
the particular country below on the left in blue among the list of 53 countries and you will have the information right there at your finger tip.

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One interesting factor about the listing of the 
African countries in the order in which they are
listed.  They are listed with the country with the
highest per capital income above and the lowest
per capital income at the bottom of the list. Liberia
is 6 up from the bottom.   Total number of countries
is 53.

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Kinyarwanda lyrics English translation
Rwanda nziza Gihugu cyacu
Wuje imisozi, ibiyaga n'ibirunga
Ngobyi iduhetse gahorane ishya.
Reka tukurate tukuvuge ibigwi
Wowe utubumbiye hamwe twese
Abanyarwanda uko watubyaye
Berwa, sugira, singizwa iteka.
Horana Imana, murage mwiza
Ibyo tugukesha ntibishyikirwa;
Umuco dusangiye uraturanga
Ururimi rwacu rukaduhuza
Ubwenge, umutima,amaboko yacu
Nibigukungahaze bikwiye
Nuko utere imbere ubutitsa.
Abakurambere b'intwari
Bitanze batizigama
Baraguhanga uvamo ubukombe
Utsinda ubukoroni na mpatsibihugu
Byayogoje Afurika yose
None uraganje mu bwigenge
Tubukomeyeho uko turi twese.
Komeza imihigo Rwanda dukunda
Duhagurukiye kukwitangira
Ngo amahoro asabe mu bagutuye
Wishyire wizane muri byose
Urangwe n'ishyaka, utere imbere
Uhamye umubano n'amahanga yose
Maze ijabo ryawe riguhe ijambo.
Rwanda, our beautiful and dear country
Adorned of hills, lakes and volcanoes
Motherland, would be always filled of happiness
Us all your children: Abanyarwanda
Let us sing your glare and proclaim your high facts
You, maternal bosom of us all
Would be admired forever, prosperous and cover of praises.
Invaluable heritage, that God protects to you
You filled us priceless goods
Our common culture identifies us
Our single language unifies us
That our intelligence, our conscience and our forces
Fill you with varied riches
For an unceasingly renewed development.
Our valorous ancestors
Gave themselves bodies and souls
As far as making you a big nation
You overcame the colonial-imperialistic yoke
That has devastated Africa entirely
And has your joy of your sovereign independence
Acquired that constantly we will defend.
Maintain this cape, beloved Rwanda,
Standing, we commit for you
So that peace reigns countrywide
That you are free of all hindrance
That your determination hires progress
That you have excellent relations with all countries
And that finally your pride is worth your esteem.


Africa


Ever

Country

World

 tt

Africa

 

1

 South Africa---                                                       August  5

 

2

 Nigeria                                                                   August  6

 

3

 Egypt                                                                    August  7

 

4

 Algeria                                                                  August  8

 

5

 Angola                                                                   August  9

 

6

 Morocco                                                                 August  10

 

7

 Sudan                                                                    August  11

 

8

 Tunisia                                                                   August  12

 

9

 Ghana                                                                  August  13

 

10

 Libya                                                                    August  14

 

11

 Kenya                                                            
      August  15

 

12

 Ethiopia                                                         
      August  16

 

13

 Cameroon                                                     
      August  17

 

14

       Ivory Coast                                                        
        August  18

 

15

 Tanzania                                                                 August  19

 

16

 Equatorial Guinea                                                  August  20

 

17

 Zambia                                                         
      August  21

 

18

 Botswana                                                     
      August  22

 

19

 Uganda                                                        
      August  23

 

20

 Gabon                                                           
      August  24

 

21

 Democratic Republic of the Congo                          August  25

 

22

 Republic of the Congo                                            August  26

 

23

 Senegal                                                                August  27

 

24

 Mozambique                                                          August  28

 

25

 Namibia                                                                August  29

 

26

 Mauritius                                                     
      August  30

 

27

 Mali                                                             
      August  31

 

28

 Madagascar                                          
       September   1

 

29

 Burkina Faso                                       
      September   1

 

30

 Chad                                                    
      September   2

 

31

 Zimbabwe                                            
      September   3

 

32

 Benin                                                   
      September   4

 

33

 Rwanda                                               
      September   5

 

34

 Niger                                                     
      September   6

 

35

 Malawi                                                 
      September   7

 

36

 Guinea                                                                    September   8

 

37

 Mauritania                                          
      September   9

 

38

 Swaziland                                          
       September   10

 

39

 Togo                                                  
       September   11

 

40

 Eritrea                                                
      September   12

 

41

 Lesotho                                                                  September   13

 

42

 Burundi                                              
      September   14

 

43

 Sierra Leone                                     
      September   15

 

44

 Central African Republic                                        September   16

 

45

 Cape Verde                                       
       September   17

 

46

 Djibouti                                                                   September   18

 

47

 Liberia                                               
      September   19

 

48

 Seychelles                                         
      September   20

 

49

 The Gambia                                      
      September   21

 

50

 Guinea-Bissau                                  
      September   22

 

51

 Comoros                                          
      September   23

 

52

 São Tomé and Príncipe                                          September   24

 




 
 
 
 
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