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2009 in Rwanda

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2009
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See also: Other events of 2009
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The following lists events that happened during 2009 in Rwanda.

Incumbents

Events

January

May

July

August

  • August 6 - The Presidents of Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, Joseph Kabila and Paul Kagame, pledge to boost economic and security ties after a rare meeting.[5]
  • August 12 - Gregoire Ndahimana, a Rwandan fugitive accused of genocide and crimes against humanity, is arrested by a joint Rwandan-Congolese military operation.[6]

September

  • September 18 - Michel Bagaragaza, former head of Rwanda's tea industry, pleads guilty to complicity in the 1994 genocide, altering his original not guilty plea.[7]
  • September 20 - The Democratic Republic of Congo transfers Grégoire Ndahimana to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda to stand trial for the massacre of at least 2,000 Rwandan Tutsis during the 1994 genocide.[8]
  • September 28 - Grégoire Ndahimana, a former mayor accused of taking part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, pleads not guilty at a United Nations tribunal.[9]

October

  • October 6 - One of the most wanted suspects involved in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, Idelphonse Nizeyimana, is arrested in the Ugandan capital Kampala.[10]
  • October 18 - A Rwandan doctor working in a French hospital is suspended after a nurse locates an Internet Interpol arrest warrant, accusing him of a 1994 "genocide, war crimes".[11]
  • October 29 - Rwandan man Désiré Munyaneza is given a life sentence in Canada for his role in the Rwandan genocide under the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act.[12]

November

  • November 29 - Rwanda is admitted under the Edinburgh criteria as the second member of the Commonwealth of Nations without any historical ties to the United Kingdom.[13]

December

  • December 4 - Three Rwandan soldiers are killed while on a peacekeeping mission in Darfur, Sudan.[14]

References

  1. ^ "Rwandan Troops Enter Congo to Find Hutu Militia Leaders". 21 January 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Rwanda arrests Congo rebel leader Nkunda". 23 January 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "'Dozens killed' in DR Congo raids". 13 May 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "East Africa customs union boosted". 6 July 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "'New era' for DR Congo and Rwanda". 6 August 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Genocide suspect found in Congo". 12 August 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Ex-tea boss took part in genocide". 18 September 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Congo transfers suspect to Rwanda genocide court". 20 September 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Ex-mayor denies genocide charges". 28 September 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Rwanda queen-killing suspect held". 6 October 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Doctor in France accused of being Rwanda war criminal". 18 October 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Canada jails Rwandan war criminal". 29 October 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "Rwanda Joins the Commonwealth". 29 November 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "Three Rwandan peacekeepers killed in Sudan's Darfur". 5 December 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2015.