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Stories with place: Rwanda
  • Rwanda park releases relocated lions to restock population 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 11:20 am

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Seven lions that were transported from South Africa to Rwanda have been released into a wildlife park after weeks of quarantine, another step in a plan to restore the country's lion population after it was wiped out following Rwanda's 1994 genocide, the park's managers said Tuesday.

  • Rwandan lawmakers vote to support third term for president 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 1:12 pm

    KIGALI, Rwanda - Rwandan lawmakers on Tuesday voted in support of a petition to remove presidential term limits from the country's constitution, starting a process that could see President Paul Kagame extend his rule beyond two terms.

  • Rwanda: Lawyers abandon case against term limit reform 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 12:14 pm

    KIGALI, Rwanda - A Rwandan opposition party leader says its lawyers have abandoned a case seeking to stop the government from scrapping presidential term limits because they fear for their lives.

  • Lions returned to Rwanda 15 years after population wiped out 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 12:52 pm

    PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE, South Africa - The sedated, blindfolded lions lay in the dirt, unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the country's 1994 genocide.