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The Majestic Rusmo Falls

Rwanda is one if not the most rapidly growing countries in the ebony continent with a thriving economy, developing infrastructure and transportation  However Rwanda does not lack in the nature department with one of those natural attractions being the Rusmo falls. Rusmo falls is a breathtaking waterfall located on the Kagera river right on the border between Rwanda and Tanzania and is one of the more distant headwaters of the Nile  River. The falls are nearly 15 meteres high and 40 metw=eres wide. Although the waterfall might seem insignificant when compared to the other aquatic wonders across the continent, it has played a crucial part in the history of Rwanda. The falls were the first welcoming committee to the Europeans that arrived in Rwanda back in 1984 as although the country was part of the German East Africa since 1885 but no European had ventured to the country until 1984. The falls also acted as an entry point for the Belgians when they occupied the country in the events of world war 1. The river however gained international notoriety with the events of the 1994 Rowanda genocide where due to the fact draining water from all areas of Rwanda except the far west which leads to the bodies resulting from the massacre to be carried by the river. Despite that unfortunate event the falls are now a vivid tourist attraction and help provide a renewable energy source as a result of the regional Rusmo falls hydropower project.

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