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German Colonization (1884-1916)[edit | edit source]

In 1884, Germany established the German East Africa Colony in the area of present-day Rwanda.[1]

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Belgian Colonization (1916-1962)[edit | edit source]

Belgium invaded Rwanda in 1916. The defeat of the German Empire in World War One occurred shortly afterwards, and Rwanda then became a part of the Belgian Colonial Empire as mandated by the League of Nations, now known as the United Nations. Rwanda gained its independence from Belgium in 1962.[2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Rwanda," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwanda, accessed 7 August 2019.
  2. SAHO contributors, "Rwanda," in South African History Online, https://www.sahistory.org.za/place/rwanda, accessed 7 August 2019.