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: 12,187,400 (2018)

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 - Jun 17, 2019: U.S. African Policy's Lost 'Dynamics' - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [Deutsche Welle] At the US-Africa economic summit, stakeholders from both sides meet to discuss future business. Africa's political elite is represented in large numbers. Interest in the US is not as strong.
  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: DR Congo Entry Into EAC Will Be a Game Changer - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [East African] The Democratic Republic of Congo has applied to join the East African Community in a move that could potentially expand the boundaries of the trading bloc to the Atlantic coast of Africa.
  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: New Initiative to Boost Tourism Along Kivu Belt - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] People seeking to visit Kivu Belt region can now easily explore a great number of tourism attractions in five districts that are adjacent to Lake Kivu.
  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: RNC Operative Coordinates Terror Plots Against Rwanda From U.S. - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] A top operative of Rwanda National Congress - its chief of intelligence - that is based in the United States has continued to plot and devise schemes by which to perpetrate terror attacks on Rwanda, targeting top government officials and ordinary members of the public.
  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: Yankurije Wins Silver as Kenyans Rule Kigali Peace Marathon - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Marthe Yankurije and Felicien Muhitira were the only Rwandans who made real impact in the Kigali International Peace Marathon on Sunday.