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: 11,262,564 (2015)

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 - Aug 18, 2017: President Bashir Arrived in Kigali for the Inauguration Ceremony - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [SNA] Kigali -The President of the Republic, Omar Bashir, on Friday attended the inauguration ceremony of President Paul Kagame, in the presence of 21 heads of state and government.
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: President Kagame's Inaugural Address - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Today is a day of celebration and a day to thank each of you. Today is a day of renewal and gratitude. I would therefore like to begin by thanking those who have joined us here.
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: Kagame Sworn In - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] 12:00PM: At around 11:50 AM on Friday morning, President Paul Kagame took oath of office as President of Rwanda.
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: V-Ball - Mukunzi Quits Bulgarian Side VC Marek Union-Ivkoni - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Rwanda national volleyball team captain Christophe Mukunzi has parted ways with Bulgarian first division side VC Marek Union-Ivkoni with immediate effect. The 28-year-old confirmed the development to Times Sport on Wednesday.
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: Police Recover Rwf13.5 Million Stolen From Travel Agency - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Rwanda National Police has recovered Rwf13.5 million that had been stolen from Waheguru Travels Ltd in Nyarugenge District, on Wednesday.