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

  • Wed - Oct 21, 2020: Teachers 'Need Refresher Training' Ahead of School Reopening - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Government has been urged to organise a refresher training programme for public school teachers as schools prepare for reopening.
  • Wed - Oct 21, 2020: I Am Not Rwandan, Try Me As a Belgian - Rusesabagina - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [Nation] Hotel Rwanda film 'hero' Paul Rusesabagina is insisting he is no longer a Rwandan citizen and should be tried as a Belgian, in the hope that this line of defence will win him court time outside the jurisdiction of the government in Kigali.
  • Wed - Oct 21, 2020: AS Kigali Lead Rayon in Race to Sign Birimahire - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] AS Kigali have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Rwanda international Abeddy Biramahire from Zambian side Buildcon FC ahead of the upcoming 2020/21 season.
  • Wed - Oct 21, 2020: Basketball Body Announces New Partnership With RDB - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Rwanda Basketball Federation (Ferwaba) has announced a new partnership with Rwanda Development Board (RDB) that will see the latter extend financial support to the 2019/20 BK Basketball National League champions - in men's category - in the Basketball Africa League.
  • Wed - Oct 21, 2020: Amavubi Stand a Chance Against Cape Verde - Coach Mashami - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] The national football team's head coach, Vincent Mashami, has said that he is confident his side can earn maximum points against Cape Verde when the two sides face-off in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers next month.