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

  • Wed - May 27, 2020: Goalkeeper Kimenyi Seals Record Move to SC Kiyovu - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Rwanda Premier League side SC Kiyovu have completed the signing of Yves Kimenyi for a fee of Rwf16 million - a record fee for a goalkeeper in domestic football.
  • Wed - May 27, 2020: Over 740 Children Taken Off Streets, City of Kigali Says - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] The City of Kigali has started an initiative aimed at taking children off the streets. The move was informed by the increasing number of street children during Covid-19 lockdown.
  • Wed - May 27, 2020: RIB to Investigate Rayon's Embezzlement Allegations - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Rwanda Investigation Bureau has announced that they are going to investigate embezzlement allegations made against ex-Rayon Sports presidents during their tenures at the club.
  • Wed - May 27, 2020: Rwanda Changes Tack on HIV Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] The coronavirus pandemic has struck one of its most pernicious blows to the global health sector with unimaginable consequences.
  • Wed - May 27, 2020: Executive Secretary of Southern Province Fired - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Prime Minister Dr. Edourd Ngirente has appointed Bob Gakire as the Acting Executive Secretary of the Southern Province after dismissing Paul Jabo from the same position.