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: 12,712,43 (2020)

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 12, 2021: CAF Executive Committee to Meet in Kigali, Rwanda - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [CAF] The CAF Executive Committee will meet in Kigali, Rwanda this weekend on Saturday, 15 May 2021. The meeting will be chaired by CAF President, Dr. Patrice Motsepe.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Irregular Expenditures Reduced By 65%, Auditor-General Says - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] The Auditor-General, Obadiah Biraro, on Tuesday, May 11 tabled his report to a joint parliamentary session where he said there are fears that public funds amounting to over Rwf5.6 billion were either wasted or swindled during the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Primus National League - APR, Gorilla FC Qualify for Quarterfinals - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Defending champions APR booked their place in the quarterfinals of this season's Primus National League after securing 2-1 win against Bugesera FC on Tuesday at Huye Stadium.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Ruhengeri Hospital Disinfects Neonatal Ward After Baby Deaths - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Ruhengeri Referral Hospital in Musanze District has deployed strong antibiotics to disinfect its neonatal care unit after 19 prematurely born babies died in March 2021, an unprecedented death toll, according to hospital authorities.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: WFP and UNHCR Distribute Food For Vulnerable Refugees - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [WFP] The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, have started rolling out a new mechanism in Rwanda to prioritize general food assistance to the most vulnerable refugees.