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:
- Tue - Oct 16, 2018: Is Rwanda's Political Thaw Real? - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
[HRW] After more than one year in prison, Rwanda's High Court finally released Diane Rwigara, a well-known political opponent, and her mother, Adeline, on bail. They cannot leave the capital, Kigali, without permission, and their trial - on politically motivated charges - continues.
- Tue - Oct 16, 2018: East Africa Now Owes China $29.4 Billion in Infrastructure Loans - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
[Nation] East African economies have in the past 10 years borrowed $29.42 billion to grow their transport, communication, manufacturing and energy sectors.
- Mon - Oct 15, 2018: Economy Loses Over Rwf200 Billion Through Disasters - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
[New Times] Disaster induced damages caused more than Rwf204 billion in economic losses, from January to June 2018, an assessment conducted in 15 districts most affected by disasters shows.
- Fri - Oct 12, 2018: Regional Legislators Seek Stronger Legal Regime on Natural Resources - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
[New Times] Lawmakers and stakeholders in the mining sector from across the East African Community have called for strategies on how to use the region's mineral wealth to improve people's lives.
- Fri - Oct 12, 2018: Govt Rolls Out Campaign to Tackle Teenage Pregnancies - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
[New Times] The Government and its partners have launched a campaign to end adolescence pregnancies through a series of initiatives to empower young girls to unlock their leadership potential and strict punishments for adults who defile and impregnate teenagers.