About Rwanda

Capital: Kigali
Population Estimate: 12,952,218 million (Source: World Bank)
Area: 26,338 sq km
Borders: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Uganda
Independence Day: July 1,1962
President: Paul Kagame
Major Religion: Christian
Other Common Religions: Muslim
Currency:  Rwandan Francs (RWF)
Key Challenges: High number of refugees (especially from DRC and Burundi) and internally displace persons, International disputes (especially with Burundi and Uganda)
Interesting Fact: 57,000 Rwandan refugees still reside in 21 African states, including Gabon and Zambia

Country Analysis


June 2019

June started as tensions still persist at various border points with Uganda, such as Gatuna and Kyanika town. At the ...

February 2019

The month of February kicked off with the East African Community (EAC) Annual Summit that took place on February 1, ...

January 2019

Rwanda’s relations with Uganda worsen in January. The two countries have been on the rocks recently. This month, there was ...

December 2018

The country is relatively stable, having come out of parliamentary elections of September 03, 2018, in which the ruling party, ...