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Rwanda: Country in the Great Rift Valley
Rwanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley of Central Africa, where the African Great Lakes region and Southeast Africa converge. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is highly elevated, giving it the soubriquet "land of a thousand hills", with its geography dominated by mountains in the west and savanna to the southeast, with numerous lakes throughout the country. The climate is temperate to subtropical, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons each year. Rwanda has a population of over 12.6 million living on 26,338 km2 (10,169 sq mi) of land, and is the most densely populated mainland African country; among countries larger than 10,000 km2, it is the fifth most densely populated country in the world. One million people live in the capital and largest city Kigali.

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'Havoc' in DR Congo's Kivu region: 'Kinshana accuses Rwanda of backing the M23 rebellion' [Video]

'Havoc' in DR Congo's Kivu region: 'Kinshana accuses Rwanda of backing the M23 rebellion'

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Kenyatta and Rwanda request M23 ceasefire and withdrawal from east Congo [Video]

Kenyatta and Rwanda request M23 ceasefire and withdrawal from east Congo

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Rwanda is one of the most affected country affected by climate change on the African continent

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DR Congo-Rwanda tensions: International diplomats call for de-escalation [Video]

DR Congo-Rwanda tensions: International diplomats call for de-escalation

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Rwanda's Salima Mukansanga hopes being selected for the men's World Cup will help other female officials.
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Security breach and Rwanda policy - the controversy over new Home Secretary Suella Braverman

Suella Braverman has been made home secretary - again - in a somewhat controversial decision by Rishi Sunak.
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Vogue UK editor-in-chief Edward Enninful - a former refugee - is calling for a "more helpful and inclusive policy" to replace the government's plan to send migrants to Rwanda.
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Home secretary vows to stop Channel migrant crossings - and will 'make Rwanda scheme work'

home secretary vows to stop channel migrant crossings - and will 'make rwanda scheme work'
The new home secretary has vowed to stop small boats crossing the Channel and to find a way to "make the Rwanda scheme work".
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'An authoritarian state that murders opponents': Legal challenge begins against Rwanda policy

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Rwanda is an "authoritarian state" where those considered opponents are tortured and murdered, lawyers opposing the government's deportation deal with the east African country have said.
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Priti Patel insists Rwanda 'safe' for deportations despite warnings of killings and torture

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Priti Patel has insisted that Rwanda is a "safe" country, despite warnings from Foreign Office officials of torture and killings.
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Ministers can keep some documents on Rwanda policy secret, High Court rules

The government has been allowed to keep part of internal documents about Rwanda secret as part of a High Court challenge against plans to deport asylum seekers there.
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More than 13,000 people have crossed Channel since Rwanda scheme announced

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More than 13,000 people have crossed the Channel since the Rwanda deportation scheme was announced, new figures show.
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Truss would 'support and extend' controversial Rwanda deportation policy to 'more countries'

Liz Truss has said she would "support and extend" the government's controversial Rwanda deportation policy "to more countries".
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Rwanda policy could deter migrants going to the UK, people smugglers admit

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Britain's controversial Rwanda policy could work, according to several Iraqi people smugglers who spoke exclusively to Sky News.
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'No clear evidence' plan to send migrants to Rwanda will work, MPs say

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The government's plan to send migrants to Rwanda "appears to have gone unnoticed" by those attempting to cross the English Channel and there is "no clear evidence" it will work, MPs have said.
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Irish PM calls UK's Rwanda scheme 'shocking' and 'wrong'

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Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin has described Boris Johnson's Rwanda deportation policy as "shocking" and has partly blamed it for Ireland running out of state accommodation for Ukrainian refugees.
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Decision on Rwanda deportation legal challenge delayed until September

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A decision on a legal challenge to the government's controversial Rwanda deportation policy has been delayed until September - with the Home Office refusing to say if it will still attempt removals..
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UN chief Guterres appoints Lt Gen Subramanian as Force Commander of UN Mission in South Sudan

Lieutenant General Mohan Subramanian of the Indian Army has been appointed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as his new Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)...
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Prince Charles expresses 'personal sorrow' at 'slavery's enduring impact'

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The Prince of Wales has expressed his "personal sorrow" about "slavery's enduring impact" and addressed the contentious issue of other Commonwealth countries cutting ties with the Royal Family in a..
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Prince Charles expected to address Commonwealth countries looking to cut ties with Royal Family

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The Prince of Wales is expected to address the contentious issue of other Commonwealth countries cutting ties with the Royal Family in a speech at the opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government..
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India's External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar calls Rwanda an 'important' friend

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External affairs minister S Jaishankar interacts with Indian community in Rwanda

S Jaishankar is in Rwanda to attend the 26th commonwealth heads of government meeting (CHOGM) from June 22-25. He will represent the Prime Minister of India at the Commonwealth Summit on June 24-25, as..
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PM says critics of Rwanda deportation plan have 'condescending attitudes' towards African nation

Boris Johnson has accused detractors of his Rwanda deportation policy of having "condescending attitudes" towards the African nation, as the prime minister said he hopes to use his visit to Kigali to..
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'We shall remember': Prince Charles comes face-to-face with horrors of Rwandan genocide

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The Prince of Wales came face-to-face with the horrors of the Rwandan genocide as he urged the world never to repeat the acts of the atrocity.
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Boris Johnson to meet Prince Charles in Rwanda after reported criticism of 'appalling' asylum policy

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Boris Johnson will hold talks with Prince Charles in Rwanda after the heir to the throne reportedly criticised the government's policy of sending asylum seekers there as "appalling".
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Raab plans law to ignore European rulings blocking Rwanda deportations

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The deputy prime minister wants to introduce a Bill of Rights to ignore European Court of Human Rights judgments blocking removal flights to Rwanda.
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An artist who spent eight years in immigration detention in Australia says the country's offshore asylum system is designed to "dehumanise" people - as the UK's scheme to send Channel arrivals to..
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The grounding of the first flight of asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda was an "absolutely scandalous" move, Priti Patel has said.
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Justice secretary says Rwanda ruling 'not right' and new bill will 'correct' ECHR's powers

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Justice secretary Dominic Raab has said it was "not right" that European judges scuppered the first migrant flight to Rwanda - and sketched out plans to try to limit their oversight in the UK.
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Asylum seeker claims he was hit, kicked and pushed before Rwanda deportation flight

An asylum seeker who was due on the UK's first deportation flight to Rwanda has claimed he was hit, kicked and pushed by security officers while he was held in detention.
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Rwanda deportations: Govt not ruling out leaving Europe's human rights framework after halted flight

rwanda deportations: govt not ruling out leaving europe's human rights framework after halted flight
The government has not ruled out leaving Europe's human rights framework after last-ditch legal rulings blocked the first scheduled deportation flight on Tuesday evening.
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Rwanda policy has not been ruled unlawful, says Priti Patel after court halts flight

Priti Patel has said the government's Rwanda migrant policy has not been ruled unlawful after a last-minute intervention by a European court blocked the first deportation flight.
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What is the European Court of Human Rights and why does it trump British justice?

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The European Court of Human Rights is back in focus again after its last-minute ruling prevented the departure of a plane carrying asylum seekers to Rwanda.
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At least 444 people cross Channel on Tuesday, highest daily figure for two months

At least 444 people crossed the Channel on Tuesday, the highest daily figure since the government announced it planned to send some asylum seekers to Rwanda.
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Ministers to appeal against Rwanda ruling and 'highly confident' next flight will go ahead

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The first deportation flight due to take asylum seekers to Rwanda will not be taking off tonight following a series of last-minute legal appeals, the Home Office has confirmed.
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Two asylum seekers have deportation to Rwanda delayed hours before first flight

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Two asylum seekers due to be deported on a flight to Rwanda tonight have had their exit from the UK postponed following last-ditch legal appeals.
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Refugee evacuated to Rwanda by UN says staying there was never an option, as country prepares to welcome those from UK

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Asylum seeker loses legal challenge against tonight's Rwanda deportation flight

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An asylum seeker has lost his legal bid to avoid being sent to Rwanda on a government deportation flight later today.
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'An immoral policy that shames Britain': Church attacks plan to send migrants to Rwanda - first flight set to leave today

'an immoral policy that shames britain': church attacks plan to send migrants to rwanda - first flight set to leave today
Church of England leaders have said the government's plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda is an "immoral policy that shames Britain" - with the first flight set to depart today.
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'We're going to kill ourselves': Channel migrants desperately plead to stay in UK ahead of first flight to Rwanda

'we're going to kill ourselves': channel migrants desperately plead to stay in uk ahead of first flight to rwanda
"I can't eat, I can't sleep. Why must I go to Rwanda?"
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First deportation flight taking asylum seekers to Rwanda can go ahead, Court of Appeal rules

The Court of Appeal has ruled the first deportation flight taking asylum seekers to Rwanda can go ahead tomorrow.
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Government's Rwanda immigration policy facing Court of Appeal test

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A legal challenge into the government's immigration policy that would send some asylum seekers to Rwanda has begun in the Court of Appeal.
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Rwanda's refugees struggle to find a job in country with 16.5% unemployment

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Rwanda is a densely populated country of 13 million people and the capital Kigali is bursting with life and energy.
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Rwanda calls for UK deportation scheme to be given 'a chance' after Charles criticism

rwanda calls for uk deportation scheme to be given 'a chance' after charles criticism
Rwanda's government has asked for the scheme to send some illegal migrants to its country to be given "a chance", after Prince Charles is said to have privately called it "appalling".
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Charles 'says Rwanda policy is appalling' as court rules first asylum seekers can be deported

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Prince Charles is said to have privately called the UK government's plans to send some illegal migrants to Rwanda "appalling".
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Plans to deport five asylum seekers to Rwanda dropped as legal challenge begins

Five asylum seekers fighting their deportation from the UK to Rwanda will not be sent to the African country, the Home Office has said.
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