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

  • Mon - Aug 10, 2020: Outrage as Genocide Denier Is Chosen Expert on Belgian Colonial Role in Rwanda - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Tom Ndahiro: She will be a disgrace to the commission and shame to a government institution which appointed her as an expert.
  • Mon - Aug 10, 2020: Researchers Discover New Malaria Strain - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] While the resistance was identified in a laboratory experiment, the researchers say that it has not yet appeared among humans across the country.
  • Mon - Aug 10, 2020: PAC Suspends Hearings Over Covid-19 Pandemic - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Almost three weeks since it was scheduled to kick off this year's hearings, the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) says that it has temporarily put the proceedings on hold in light of the challenges stemming from the Covid-19 outbreak.
  • Mon - Aug 10, 2020: Covid-19 - Over 140 DJs, 'Bouncers' Get Food Relief - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] A total of 147 members of the entertainment fraternity who include 85 venue security personnel commonly known as 'bouncers' and 62 DJs have so far benefitted from City of Kigali (CoK)'s food relief supply after they were affected by measures to fight Covid-19.
  • Mon - Aug 10, 2020: Umuganura - Rwandan Youth Urged to Be Wary of Foreign Cultural Influence - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] The Minister for Youth and Culture, Rosemary Mbabazi has called on the young generation to be selective of what they learn from foreign cultures, stressing the need to preserve the country's heritage.