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 - Sep 22, 2017: International Day of Peace Marked With Call on Youth to Foster Unity - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Rwandans yesterday joined the rest of the world in marking the International Day of Peace, with a call to the youth to embrace the culture of peace-making and for adults to nurture it among the young.
  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: Democracy, Is That You? - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] On Tuesday September 12, 2017, the Guardian, a leading British newspaper, published a long article, in which it blamed Tutsi for their own massacre.
  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: Malawian High Court to Review Case Involving Rwanda Genocide Fugitive - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] The Malawian High Court on Wednesday ruled to review the extradition case involving a Rwandan Genocide fugitive, Vincent Murekezi, against the wish of the prosecution.
  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: Lake Kivu Methane Gas Project Gets U.S.$100 Million Boost - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Two companies; Symbion Energy and Highland Group Holdings Ltd. (HGHL) on Thursday signed an agreement that will see the latter co-invest $100 million towards the extraction of methane gas from Lake Kivu.
  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: Diarra Signs Two-Year Deal at Rayon Sports - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Malian striker Ismailla Diarra has said he is delighted after signing a two-year contract to play for Rayon Sports for a second spell until end of the 2018/19 season.