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 - Jul 21, 2017: Zimbabwe's Democracy - Africa's Most Expensive - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [Financial Gazette] NEXT month, Rwandans will be going to polls and the country has budgeted $7 million for a process targeting just over five million voters.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Ugandan Refs to Handle Rwanda-Tanzania Match - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] The return leg of the CHAN 2018 qualifiers between Rwanda and Tanzania on Saturday will be officiated by Ugandan FIFA referees at Stade de Kigali.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Push for Innovations at YouthConnekt Summit - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] African businesses and political leaders from different parts of the continent have pledged to continue supporting youth innovations to deal with unemployment.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Volleyball - Murangwa Joins Romanian Club - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Rwanda volleyball senior national team right attacker, Nelson Murangwa has joined the Romanian club Tricolorul LMV Ploiesti on a one-year deal.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Bakame Rallies Amavubi Fans Ahead of TZ Return Leg Clash - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Rwanda national football team (Amavubi) first choice goalkeeper Eric 'Bakame' Ndayishimiye has called on Rwandans and the national team fans to turn up in big numbers and rally behind the team when they host Tanzania's Taifa stars in the return leg of 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Saturday.