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In 1959, three years before independence from Belgium, the majority ethnic group, the Hutus, overthrew the ruling Tutsi king. Over the next several years, thousands of Tutsis were killed, and some 150,000 driven into exile in neighboring countries. The children of these exiles later formed a rebel group, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), and began a civil war in 1990. The war, along with several political and economic upheavals, exacerbated ethnic tensions, culminating in April 1994 in a state-orchestrated genocide, in which Rwandans killed up to a million of their fellow citizens, including approximately three-quarters of the Tutsi population. The genocide ended later that same year when the predominantly Tutsi RPF, operating out of Uganda and northern Rwanda, defeated the national army and Hutu militias, and established an RPF-led government of national unity. Approximately 2 million Hutu refugees - many fearing Tutsi retribution - fled to neighboring Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zaire. Since then, most of the refugees have returned to Rwanda, but several thousand remained in the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC; the former Zaire) and formed an extremist insurgency bent on retaking Rwanda, much as the RPF tried in 1990. Rwanda held its first local elections in 1999 and its first post-genocide presidential and legislative elections in 2003. Rwanda in 2009 staged a joint military operation with the Congolese Army in DRC to rout out the Hutu extremist insurgency there and Kigali and Kinshasa restored diplomatic relations. Rwanda also joined the Commonwealth in late 2009.

Rwanda flag 150x90cm
Dimensions  for flag 1500x900mm
Rwanda 150x90cm polyester flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge has two eyelets.
SKU: C-RWA/L
$22.00
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Rwanda flag 90x60cm
Dimensions for flag 1500x900mm
Rwanda 90x60cm polyester flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge has two eyelets.
SKU: C-RWA/M
$16.28
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Rwanda hand waver flag 45x30cm
Dimensions for hand-waver 450x300mm
Rwanda 45x30cm polyester hand waver flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge is sleeved and fits over a timber dowel measuring 60cm long and a diameter of 0.8cm, capped with a white spherical plastic finial.
SKU: C-RWA/HW
$13.00
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$11.00
$9.50
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Rwanda child hand waver flag 23x15cm
Dimensions for hand-waver-child 230x150mm
Rwanda 23x15cm polyester child hand waver flag with hot knife cut edges, the hoist edge is sleeved and fits over a timber dowel measuring 30cm long and a diameter of 0.5cm, capped with a white spherical plastic finial.
SKU: C-RWA/HC
$6.99
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Rwanda bunting 30 flags 23x15cm
Dimensions for bunting 30 flags 230x150mm
Rwanda bunting has 30 small polyester flags, each flag measuring 23x15cm and spaced 10cm apart sewn into a header tape to make a string of flags, 80cm of extra tape at each end for fixing. The edges of the flags are hot knife cut.
SKU: C-RWA/SF30
$59.00
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Products specifications
Country Code (3 letter)RWA
Country Official NameRepublic of Rwanda
Country Government Typerepublic; presidential, multiparty system
Country CapitalKigali
Flag Descriptionthree horizontal bands of sky blue (top, double width), yellow, and green, with a golden sun with 24 rays near the fly end of the blue band; blue represents happiness and peace, yellow economic development and mineral wealth, green hope of prosperity and natural resources; the sun symbolizes unity, as well as enlightenment and transparency from ignorance
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