The provinces of Rwanda (Kinyarwanda: intara) are divided into districts (akarere) and municipalities (umujyi). Prior to January 1, 2006, Rwanda was composed of 12 provinces. The Rwandan government decided to establish new provinces in an attempt to address issues that arose from the genocide against the Tutsi in 1994. Until 2002, the provinces were called prefectures (perefegitura).

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  • The provinces of Rwanda (Kinyarwanda: intara) are divided into districts (akarere) and municipalities (umujyi). Prior to January 1, 2006, Rwanda was composed of 12 provinces. The Rwandan government decided to establish new provinces in an attempt to address issues that arose from the genocide against the Tutsi in 1994. The first goal was to decentralise power. The perception was that Rwanda's centralised governing system had been a contributing factor to the genocide. The new provinces are more multiethnic than the previous twelve which helps to weaken ethnic divisions. Finally, the new provinces do not have the associations that the previous twelve had with events from the genocide. Until 2002, the provinces were called prefectures (perefegitura). (en)
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  • The provinces of Rwanda (Kinyarwanda: intara) are divided into districts (akarere) and municipalities (umujyi). Prior to January 1, 2006, Rwanda was composed of 12 provinces. The Rwandan government decided to establish new provinces in an attempt to address issues that arose from the genocide against the Tutsi in 1994. Until 2002, the provinces were called prefectures (perefegitura). (en)
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  • Provinces of Rwanda (en)
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