COAT OF ARMS
Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic
Current President: Paul Kagame
Population: 11,901,484 (2017)
Land Size: 26,338 sq km (10,169 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- 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.