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 The UK Court of Appeal has ruled against the government’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s administration. The policy, known as the “Rwanda policy,” is part of the government’s strategy to deter migrants from crossing the English Channel to seek asylum in the UK. It involves relocating potential asylum seekers to Rwanda while their applications are processed.

Rwanda is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley of Central Africa, where the African Great Lakes region and Southeast Africa converge. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.