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: 12,187,400 (2018)

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

  • Sat - Oct 19, 2019: Gen Rwigamba's Body Arrives - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] The body of Brig. Gen. (rtd) Andrew Rwigamba, who passed away at an Egyptian hospital on Thursday, arrived in the country yesterday aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight.
  • Sat - Oct 19, 2019: Gen Rwigamba's Body Expected Friday - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] The body of former Commissioner General of Police Brig. Gen. Andrew Rwigamba is expected in the country at around 1p.m Friday.
  • Sat - Oct 19, 2019: RPF, China's Communist Party Commit to Stronger Ties - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] A delegation from the governing Communist Party of China (CPC) is in Rwanda for a three-day visit at an invitation of Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF).
  • Fri - Oct 18, 2019: Via Via Kigali Hotel Brings Town to Life - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [East African] Kibagabaga, which lies between Kimironko and Gacuriro in Kigali, had fallen off the radar of tourists for several years because of limited accommodation and restaurant options and the fact that it was so far away from everything else.
  • Fri - Oct 18, 2019: Qatar Banks On Rwandair Deal to Expand in Africa - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [East African] Rwanda is in the process of selling shares in the national carrier RwandAir to Qatar Airways, in a deal that is expected to shake up the country's aviation industry and beyond.