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

  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Kagame Mum On Retirement - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [Namibian] HAVING been at the helm of his country nearly two decades, there are no indications of president Paul Kagame of Rwanda stepping down anytime soon.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Montgomery Attends FIFA Futuro III Course in Rwanda - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [NEWS] Liberia Football Association Secretary-general Isaac Montgomery is attending a six-day Fifa Futuro III referee course for technical and fitness instructors in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Rwanda Fast Tracking Purchase of Ebola Vaccine - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Rwanda is in talks to acquire at least 100,000 doses of an Ebola vaccine for a mass vaccination campaign that targets traders around the country's border with DR Congo, according to reports.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Mustafa Joins Bugesera on One-Year Deal - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Burundi international Francis Mustafa has joined Rwanda topflight league side Bugesera on a one-year, renewable, contract from Kenyan giants Gor Mahia.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: New Report Highlights Agricultural Financing Challenges in Rwanda - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] RWANDA Agriculture Finance Year Book 2018 has highlighted the lack of data on farmers' operations and limited knowledge on climate-smart agriculture techniques, lack of agricultural insurance, inadequate availability of financial products as some of the main challenges that limit agricultural financing in Rwanda.