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

  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Comesa Region Lags Behind in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Countries in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) are lagging behind with respect to robotics, artificial intelligence and technology infrastructure and skills acquisition.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Minister Accuses Police of Helping Rwandan Spies Flee - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [Monitor] Kampala -Police have secretly repatriated 11 suspected Rwandan spies who had disguised as refugees, in the process helping them to evade prosecution in Uganda, the Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees has said.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: President Kagame in Ghana for African Transformation Forum - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [Rwanda Govt] Accra, 21 June 2018- President Kagame is in Ghana to take part in the second African Transformation Forum (ATF2018) hosted by the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) in collaboration with the Government of Ghana.
  • Thu - Jun 21, 2018: Soccer - Kagame Cup Fixture Revised - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [Daily News] COUNCIL for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) has revised the Kagame Cup fixtures to accommodate new teams that replaced Young Africans and St George.
  • Thu - Jun 21, 2018: Government Outlaws Use of Cellphones in Schools - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] The Ministry of Education says that no more primary and secondary schools students will be allowed to own or use a mobile telephone at school, citing distraction.