The former Francophone Province of Rwanda, Burundi and Zaire has been divided into three separate provinces.
The inauguration of the Province of Burundi took place on 14 June 1992. The Primate is the Most Rev. Samuel Sindamuka, Bishop of Matena and Primate of the former Province. The four dioceses in the new province are: Bujumbura, Buye, Gitega and Matena.
The inauguration of the Province of Rwanda took place on 7 June 1992. The Archbishop-Elect is the Rt. Rev. Augustin Nshamihigo, Bishop of Shyira. The seven dioceses in the new province are: Butare, Byumba, Cyangugu, Kigali, Kigeme, Shyira and Shyogwe.
The inauguration of the Province of Zaire took place on 30 May 1992. The Primate is the Most Rev. Nojo Byankya, Bishop of Boga Zaire. The five dioceses in the new province are: Bakavu, Boga Zaire, Kisangani, Nord Kivu and Shaba.
"The Mothers' Union of the Episcopal Church of Rwanda recently received strong praise from the Archbishop of Rwanda, the Most Rev. Emmanuel Kolini, for becoming a worthy role model for families in Rwanda." "He said this was particularly encouraging because Rwanda was still recovering from the effects of genocide that killed close to one million people. `This is the time that love has to be demonstrated fully in the family, in the community and in the nation', he said. The Primate was speaking when he opened a two-day Mothers' Union conference in Kigali, Rwanda. Over 300 women from all over the country participated at the conference. The archbishop said women had the potential to impact their children, adding that if children were brought up to love their neighbours, then there would never be a repeat of the violence that the country had witnessed 10 years ago".
Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, was one of the thousands of Anglicans who attended the official opening and blessing of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Ruhengeri, Rwanda, on 25 July 2004. The President praised the Episcopal Church of Rwanda, and Bishop John Rucyahana in particular, for their roles in peacebuilding, economic development, counselling and reconciliation work with survivors of the 1994 genocide.
Thacienne Karuhije was the head of a strong Mothers' Union in Kigali. Her husband, Alphonse, was Dean of the cathedral. He was hacked to death outside his cathedral in June 1994. She tells her story from Nairobi where she now lives.