Question: Why is English spoken in Rwanda?

English was made an official language in Rwanda, alongside French and Kinyarwanda, after the RPF took power in 1994, because many of the RPFs leaders are Tutsis who grew up in exile in English-speaking Uganda and Tanzania. The problem is the teachers, but we have already started training some teachers with English.

When did Rwanda start English?

1994 I turn now to English and its status in Rwanda since the end of the genocide. English in post-1994 Rwanda. English became the de-facto language of influence beginning in July 1994 when the victorious Rwandan Patriotric Front took control of Kigali.

What is the main language in Rwanda?

Kinyarwanda FrenchEnglish Rwanda/Official languages Rwanda language, Rwanda also spelled Ruanda, also called Kinyarwanda, a Bantu language spoken by some 12 million people primarily in Rwanda and to a lesser extent in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and Tanzania.

Is English taught in Rwanda?

English is one of the three official languages in Rwanda, the others being Kinyarwanda, which is also a national language, and French. English is taught as a school subject from nursery to tertiary education and is used as a medium of instruction from Grade 4 onwards.

Why did the Hutu hate the Tutsi?

They characterized the Tutsi as a dangerous enemy that wanted to seize the political power at the expense of Hutu. By linking the Rwandan Patriotic Army with the Tutsi political party and ordinary Tutsi citizens, they classified the entire ethnic group as one homogenous threat to Rwandans.

Whats the difference between Hutus and Tutsis?

Hutus were people who farmed crops, while Tutsis were people who tended livestock. Most Rwandans were Hutus. Because cattle were more valuable than crops, the minority Tutsis became the local elite.

Why Rwanda is developing fast?

The economy of Rwanda has undergone rapid industrialisation due to a successful governmental policy. Since the early-2000s, Rwanda has witnessed an economic boom, which improved the living standards of many Rwandans. The Governments progressive visions have been the catalyst for the fast transforming economy.

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