Browse through the 10 main time periods classified in the Rwandan History from pre-independence to post-genocide.
The current Republic of Rwanda was part of the German East Africa.
The current Republic of Rwanda was then Ruanda-Urundi (de facto Belgian colonial rule).
The current Republic of Rwanda was then Ruanda-Urundi (de jure Belgian colonial rule).
Rwanda 1962 (1 July) - 1973 (4 July)
First Republic led by Gregoire Kayibanda.
Rwanda 1973 (5 July) - 1994 (6 April)
Second Republic led by Juvenal Habyarimana.
Rwanda 1994 (7 April – 3 July)
Genocide spreads all over the territory of Rwanda under the leadership of Theodore Sindikubwabo and his “Abatabazi” government.
Rwanda 1994 (4 July – 18 July)
The RPF-Inkotanyi defeats the “Abatabazi” government and controls most part of the country excluding “zone turquoise”.
Rwanda 1994 (19 July) - 2000 (23 March)
Rwanda during the presidency of Pasteur Bizimungu.
Rwanda 2000 (March 24) - 2003 (September 11)
Rwanda under the leadership of Paul Kagame up until the first post-genocide election in Rwanda.
Rwanda 2003 (September 12) – present
Rwanda under President Paul Kagame after his official swearing-in as the winner of the first post-genocide election in Rwanda.