Rwanda

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INFORMATION

Capital: Kigali

Government: Republic; Presidential, Multiparty System

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: 12,300,000

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

Major Ethic 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 - Feb 24, 2017: Areruya Tipped for Stardom After Continental Glory - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Team Rwanda Cycling head coach sterling Magnell has hailed first-rising rider Joseph Areruya and backed him for a great future following his astonishing performance at the just concluded 2017 African Continental Championships.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: Rwanda Refugees Quit Conflict in DRC - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [CAJ News] Kigali -MORE than 100 Rwandan refugees living in the turbulent Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have this week returned to their home country. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) jointly with the authorities of the DRC and Rwanda organised the voluntary repatriation of the refugees, coming at a time Rwanda has secured some stability unlike the DRC that is beset by volatility. Several hundred returnees are still waiting for their return in the weeks to come. This adds to the 6
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: Comedian Atome Returns to the Stage - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Local comedian Diogene Ntarindwa, also known as Atome, is set to make his return to the stage after several months.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: Buteera Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] APR FC and Amavubi midfielder Andrew Buteera underwent a successful knee operation in Casablanca, Morocco, on Wednesday.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: Burundi Police Chiefs Snub Regional Meet in Kigali - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [East African] There appears to be no end in sight for the sour diplomatic relation between Rwanda and Burundi.