Rwanda

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INFORMATION

Capital: Kigali

Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Paul Kagame

Economy:

  • 90% of the population engaged in, mainly subsistence, agriculture and some mineral and agro-processing.
  • Tourism, minerals, coffee and tea are Rwanda’s main sources of foreign exchange.

Population: 11,901,484 (2017)

Land Size: 26,338 sq km (10,169 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Hutu: 84%
  • Tutsi: 15%
  • Twa: 1%
Religions:

  • Roman Catholic: 56.5%
  • Protestant: 26%
  • Adventist: 11.1%
  • Muslim: 4.6%
  • Indigenous beliefs: 0.1%
  • None: 1.7%

Language(s):

  • Kinyarwanda (official, universal)
  • French (official)
  • English (official)
  • Kiswahili (Swahili, used in commercial centers)

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RECENT NEWS

  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: Is Rwanda's Political Thaw Real? - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [HRW] After more than one year in prison, Rwanda's High Court finally released Diane Rwigara, a well-known political opponent, and her mother, Adeline, on bail. They cannot leave the capital, Kigali, without permission, and their trial - on politically motivated charges - continues.
  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: East Africa Now Owes China $29.4 Billion in Infrastructure Loans - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [Nation] East African economies have in the past 10 years borrowed $29.42 billion to grow their transport, communication, manufacturing and energy sectors.
  • Mon - Oct 15, 2018: Economy Loses Over Rwf200 Billion Through Disasters - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Disaster induced damages caused more than Rwf204 billion in economic losses, from January to June 2018, an assessment conducted in 15 districts most affected by disasters shows.
  • Fri - Oct 12, 2018: Regional Legislators Seek Stronger Legal Regime on Natural Resources - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Lawmakers and stakeholders in the mining sector from across the East African Community have called for strategies on how to use the region's mineral wealth to improve people's lives.
  • Fri - Oct 12, 2018: Govt Rolls Out Campaign to Tackle Teenage Pregnancies - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] The Government and its partners have launched a campaign to end adolescence pregnancies through a series of initiatives to empower young girls to unlock their leadership potential and strict punishments for adults who defile and impregnate teenagers.