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

  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: We Salute Dar, Kigali Agreement On SGR - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [Daily News] TANZANIA and Rwanda moved a step further in their plans for joint construction of 521 kilometre Isaka-Kigali Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) when ministers for infrastructure from the two countries met in Dar es Salaam over the weekend to deliberate on how to implement construction of the joint railway line.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Rwanda Bans Baby Milk Products From French Firm Lactalis - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [East African] Rwanda has banned the importation and sale of products manufactured by French diary firm Lactalis after some of its baby food items were found to have been contaminated.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Land Donation Enlarges Rwanda's Gorilla Protection Zone - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Rwanda's gorilla protection zone has enlarged following the African Wildlife Fund move to donate 27.8 hectares of land to Rwanda Development Board (RDB).
  • Mon - Jan 22, 2018: VW to Spend U.S.$20 Million for Production Facility in Rwanda - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Era] Volkswagen is expanding its footprint on the African continent with the commitment to establish Volkswagen Mobility Solutions in Rwanda, which the company hails as the next milestone in its Sub-Saharan Africa strategy.
  • Mon - Jan 22, 2018: Youth Think Tank for Great Lakes - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [Iwacu] Those young people are from Burundi, DRC and Rwanda. They network for the development of the Great Lakes region by promoting entrepreneurial initiatives of young people.