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

  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: Ombudsman Finds Injustice in Some Cases Tried in Courts - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] The Ombudsman, Madeleine Nirere has said that her Office found injustice in 12.2 percent of the cases that were tried in courts but were submitted to it by citizens over unfair judgments. It requested the Supreme Court to retry those cases.
  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: Ferwafa Releases 2021/22 Premier League Fixtures - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] The Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) has released fixtures for the upcoming 2021/2022 topflight league.
  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: UK Rallies Rwandan Youth to Join Climate Change Fight - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] The United Kingdom's High Commissioner to Rwanda, Omar Daair has urged the young environmental industry players to join the climate change battle, helping them to secure a bright future for them and their generations.
  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: Tundo Leads Title Hunt in Rwanda Rally - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [Nation] Five leading Kenya National Rally Championship contenders have entered the 2021 African Rally Championship (ARC) Rwanda Rally scheduled for the weekend.
  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: Weatherman Warns of Three-Day Heavy Rains - AllAfrica News: Rwanda
    [New Times] Rwanda Meteorology Agency has warned that heavy rain is expected from October 19 to October 21 in parts of Northern, Western and Southern provinces.