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: 11,901,484 (2017)

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 - Aug 17, 2018: Govt Seals Deal With Private Firm to Manage State Forests - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Under the terms of the agreement, Sawmill East Africa will have rights to exploit the forests, produce furniture and other products as well as replant the forests.
  • Fri - Aug 17, 2018: Rwanda Closes 57 Schools Over Poor Facilities - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [Monitor] With only days to the opening of the third term, the Rwandan government has ordered for closure of some 57 secondary schools over their state of facilities.
  • Fri - Aug 17, 2018: Smallholder Farmers Secure Multi-Billion Maize Market - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Smallholder farmer shave secured a deal to supply maize to major buyers, including agro-processing firms, which effectively contribute to addressing the challenge of lack of access to formal markets that has troubled farmers for long.
  • Fri - Aug 17, 2018: Govt Suspends 57 Schools in Fresh Crackdown - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] The Ministry of Education has suspended, for a week, 57 public schools, citing failure to meet the basic requirements which students need to be able to follow their studies.
  • Fri - Aug 17, 2018: Police Arrest Head-Teacher for Drug Trafficking - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] A primary school head-teacher was on Wednesday arrested in Karongi District with 6,168 pellets of cannabis.