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

  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: COVID-19 - Prosecution Sends 1,182 Suspects Home - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] The Rwanda Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) on Wednesday completed the process of releasing 1,182 suspects from different police stations all over the country.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Kwibuka 26 - Arsenal Joins Rwanda in Commemoration - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Arsenal Football Club on Wednesday, April 08, joined Rwanda in commemorating the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi that claimed over a million lives.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Ibuka Condemns Destruction of Genocide Survivors' Property - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Ibuka, the umbrella organization of Genocide survivors' associations has condemned people targeting genocide survivors as the country marks the 26th commemoration of 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Deceased British National Was COVID-19 Negative, RIB Says - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has said that the recent death of a UK national who was living in Rwanda was not linked to COVID-19.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Rwanda Confirms Five New Cases of COVID-19 - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Rwanda has confirmed an additional five cases of coronavirus, bringing the tally of cases that have so far tested positive to 110 as of Wednesday