The Hôtel des Mille Collines is a large hotel in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. During the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, more than a thousand people found refuge in the hotel. The story of the hotel and its manager at that time, Paul Rusesabagina, was made into the movie " Hotel Rwanda". The French, "des Mille Collines", is from "Land of a Thousand Hills", a poetic name for Rwanda. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hôtel des Mille Collines"
Kigali, population 851,024( 2005 census), is the capital and largest city of Rwanda. It is situated in the centre of the nation on a ridge between two valleys. It is built in hilly country, with the lower parts at roughly 4700 ft (1433 m), and the higher hills over 5400 ft (1645 m) in elevation. It is known for its vegetation. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kigali"
The Kigali Institute of Science, Technology and Management (KIST) in Kigali, Rwanda is the first technology-focused institution of higher education to be created by the Rwanda government. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kigali Institute of Science and Technology"
Nyarutarama is an affluent suburb of Kigali, Rwanda. The area has been recently developed with government support, and includes a new road that is a "gift of the Chinese government". ...more on Wikipedia about "Nyarutarama"
Paul Rusesabagina (born June 15, 1954 in Murama- Gitarama, Rwanda) was the assistant manager of the Hotel des Mille Collines, and later the manager of the Hôtel des Diplomates, both in Kigali, Rwanda. During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Rusesabagina used his influence and connections as temporary manager of the Mille Collines to shelter over 1,260 Tutsis and moderate Hutus from being slaughtered by the Interahamwe militia. He became more wellknown when his deed was made into a film: Hotel Rwanda ( 2004). He is an ethnic hutu. ...more on Wikipedia about "Paul Rusesabagina"
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