Nyanza is a city in southern Rwanda . The city is located about 100 kilometers south of the capital Kigali and about 30 kilometers north of Butare and has about 56,000 inhabitants. It has also been the capital of the district of the same name since the administrative reform of 2006. As part of this reform it was officially allowed to use the name of the city from the pre-Republican times again. Before that, the city was called Nyabisindu .
From 1958 to 1962 it was the capital of the Kingdom of Rwanda , which can be dated back 500 years .
The Rwandan human rights activist Eugénie Musayidire , who lives in Germany, set up the youth exchange and therapy center IZERE in Nyanza in 2003 with the support of the Evangelical Development Service , where children and young people who suffered from the consequences of the genocide in Rwanda in 1994 were cared for and targeted assistance and therapeutic offers received.
The city is home to the former royal palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa , who ruled from 1931 to 1959. His tomb is next to the palace.
A replica of the king's traditional hut has been built for visitors in the Rwesero Art Museum .
- Presentation of the award winner Eugénie Musayidire , Human Rights Office of the City of Nuremberg , nuernberg.de, accessed on February 18, 2018.