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Rwanda Revives French

Rwanda replaced French with English as its language of education a decade ago, but French is now experiencing a revival. French was the most-widely spoken European language in the once Belgian colony until it began losing ground to English in the aftermath of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, when the anglophone Tutsi took control.Adding to Rwandan distaste for French was the...

Rwanda Sued over Lack of French

Rwandan opposition party has filed a lawsuit with the central African nation's Supreme Court accusing the government of deliberately sidelining the French language in violation of the constitution.The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR) is arguing that French has equal status to Kinyarwanda and English but increased marginalization of the language was "a hindrance to the national unity and...