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: 12,712,43 (2020)

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 - Apr 16, 2021: Back to School - Few Students Turn Up for Mass Transport on Day One - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] There was a slow start to students' return to school on Thursday, April 15 as few of them showed up for the mass transportation exercise organized for them by government.
  • Fri - Apr 16, 2021: Rwanda Unveils New Incentives to Drive Electric Vehicle Uptake - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] A cabinet meeting held on Wednesday, April 15 approved a strategy for electric mobility adaptation aiming at increasing electric vehicles and motorcycles.
  • Fri - Apr 16, 2021: French Prosecutor Seeks Trial of Genocide Suspect Philippe Hategekimana - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] A prosecutor in France has requested that Genocide suspect Philippe Hategekimana, alias Biguma, be referred to the country's cour d'assises, or Assize Court, a criminal trial court that handles cases of genocide and war crimes.
  • Fri - Apr 16, 2021: Benediction Coach Names Strong Roster for Tour Du Rwanda 2021 - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Two weeks before the start of the 13th Tour du Rwanda, local side Ignite Energy Benediction Club have confirmed their final line-up. The race is scheduled for May 2-9.
  • Fri - Apr 16, 2021: Police Rotate Two Peacekeeping Contingents in CAR - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Rwanda National Police (RNP), on Thursday, April 15, conducted the rotation of its two Formed Police Unit (FPU) contingents of 320 officers serving under the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA).