2010 in Rwanda

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See also: Other events of 2010
List of years in Rwanda

The following lists events that happened during 2010 in Rwanda.




  • February 17 - Rwanda will be the global host of World Environment Day on 5 June 2010.[1]
  • February 25 - The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda jails Lieut-Col Eprem Setako, the Ministry of Defence's former head of legal affairs, for 25 years after finding him guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity.[2]



  • April 7 - At least six people die and at least twelve others are injured after a boat sinks in Lake Kivu while carrying people to commemorations to mark the 16th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide.[5]
  • April 20 - Two high-ranking officers are suspended from Rwanda's military and arrested; Maj-Gen Charles Muhire is accused of corruption and misuse of office, whilst Lt-Gen Karenzi Karake is accused of immoral conduct.[6]
  • April 21 - Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza is arrested on charges such as collaboration with a terrorist organisation and genocide denial.[7]
  • April 22 - President Paul Kagame's rival Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza is released one day after her arrest on charges of terrorism and genocide denial but banned from leaving Kigali and ordered to report to authorities twice a month.[8]


  1. ^ "Rwanda Named Global Host of World Environment Day 2010". 17 February 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Rwanda genocide official jailed for 25 years". 25 February 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Rwanda president's widow held in France over genocide". 2 March 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Mbonyumutwa son protests at Rwanda leader exhumation". 9 March 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Rwanda boat sinking mars genocide commemoration". 7 April 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Rwanda arrests two high-ranking military officers". 20 April 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Kagame rival arrested in Rwanda". 21 April 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Opposition leader Ingabire released in Rwanda". 22 April 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
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