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 - Dec 3, 2021: Decision to Maintain Koffi Olomide Show Upsets Civil Society Groups - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Rwanda Men Engage Network (RWAMNET), says it is 'still' demanding organizers to cancel Koffi Olamide's concert, despite the latter's stance of maintaining the show.
  • Fri - Dec 3, 2021: Rwanda, DR Congo Commit to Boost Trade Through Transportation - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] The Minister of Infrastructure, Ambassador Claver Gatete and his DRC counterpart, Cherubin Okende Senga on Wednesday, December 1 held a bilateral exchange on the development of air, road and railway infrastructure projects.
  • Fri - Dec 3, 2021: Ferwafa Suspends Seven Match Officials Over Poor Refereeing - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Local football governing body (Ferwafa) has suspended seven match officials over poor refereeing decisions they made in recent fixtures of the men's topflight league and women's second division league.
  • Fri - Dec 3, 2021: Kangondo Assault Case - Military Court Reduces Convicts' Sentences on Appeal - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] The Military High Court has slashed the jail sentences of two soldiers convicted for committing several acts of aggression against residents of Kangondo 2 village, Nyarutarama cell in Remera Sector in Gasabo District, in March 2020.
  • Fri - Dec 3, 2021: RwandAir Launches Flights to Doha - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] National carrier, RwandAir on Thursday morning launched its new non-stop direct flight to Doha, the capital city of Qatar.