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Some of the primary environmental concerns facing Rwanda are overgrazing, degradation, and erosion of soil. Due to its heavy reliance on the agricultural industry, soil has been largely depleted of nutrients and fertility. Deforestation also presents a threat to the wellbeing of the environment due to wood’s widespread use as a fuel source.1 The Rwanda Environment Management Agency (REMA) is active in promoting environmental concerns and reporting on environmental action in Rwanda. It is one of the only African nations that has been able to adequately prepare itself for the climate change effects of floods and droughts.2

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1 http://www.rw.one.un.org/mdg/mdg7

2 http://www.rema.gov.rw
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Rwanda News

BBC News 
Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has thanked the people for re-electing him for a third term and criticised attempts to interfere in the country's politics. He was speaking soon after taking the oath of office at the Amahoro National Stadium in the ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
The Government is seeking to promote the use of green houses to harvest more from high value crops, in the forthcoming fourth Strategic Plan for Agriculture Transformation (PSTA4). Dr. Octave Semwaga, Director General for Strategic Planning and ... See more..
Xinhua 
Rwanda President Paul Kagame (R) meets with Liu Xiaofeng (2nd L), the special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping and vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda ... See more..
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Washington Post 
KIGALI, Rwanda — Rwanda prosecution officials said say the German government has extradited a suspect in the 1994 Rwandan genocide to Rwanda to face charges. Jean Twagiramungu's arrest in the German city of Frankfurt two years ago came more ... See more..
New Vision 
Biggest News Source for News in Uganda and the East African Region ,Breaking news in Uganda and Daily news and the latest from Uganda. See more..
The New Times 
Rwanda is a country that has come from far and wants to go very far, Foreign Affairs and Cooperation minister Louise Mushikiwabo said Friday, reaffirming the country's vision for socio-economic transformation. Mushikiwabo was speaking at Amahoro ... See more..
The New Times 
In 2014, an ICT skills development partnership deal was signed between the Private Sector Federation and Kobe Institute of Computing (KIC) a Japanese ... See more..
Citizen TV (press release) 
Governor-elect, Mike Sonko, took part in a cleaning exercise within the CBD on Saturday, August 19 2017. Days after launching a general cleaning exercise ... See more..
The New Times 
The Speaker of Morocco's House of Representatives, Habib El Malki, has said that parliamentary diplomacy between both countries is necessary in order to ... See more..
Curbed 
Traditional yet statement-making, thatched structures are a popular choice for new nature retreats these days. The latest example comes by way of a striking luxury villa development in Rwanda, with wide views of nearby volcanoes and proximity to a ... See more..
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Geography

Central Africa, east of Democratic Republic of the Congo
Area

Total 26,338 sq km
Land 24,668 sq km
Water 1,670 sq km

Climate

temperate; two rainy seasons (February to April, November to January); mild in mountains with frost and snow possible
Natural Resources

gold, cassiterite (tin ore), wolframite (tungsten ore), methane, hydropower, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

periodic droughts; the volcanic Virunga mountains are in the northwest along the border with Democratic Republic of the Congo

volcanism: Visoke (elev. 3,711 m), located on the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is the country's only historically active volcano Visoke (elev. 3,711 m), located on the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is the country's only historically active volcano
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation results from uncontrolled cutting of trees for fuel; overgrazing; soil exhaustion; soil erosion; widespread poaching

Demographics

Nationality
Rwandan
Population
12,012,589 (July 2013 est.)
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Languages
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Finances

Rwanda is a poor rural country with about 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. Minerals exports declined 40% in 2009-10 due to the global economic downturn. The 1994 genocide decimated Rwanda's fragile economic base, severely impoverished the population, particularly women, and temporarily stalled the country's ability to attract private and external investment. However, Rwanda has made substantial progress in stabilizing and rehabilitating its economy to pre-1994 levels. GDP has rebounded with an average annual growth of 7%-8% since 2003 and ...See More inflation has been reduced to single digits. Nonetheless, a significant percent of the population still live below the official poverty line. Despite Rwanda's fertile ecosystem, food production often does not keep pace with demand, requiring food imports. Rwanda continues to receive substantial aid money and obtained IMF-World Bank Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) initiative debt relief in 2005-06. In recognition of Rwanda's successful management of its macro economy, in 2010, the IMF graduated Rwanda to a Policy Support Instrument (PSI). Rwanda also received a Millennium Challenge Threshold Program in 2008. Africa's most densely populated country is trying to overcome the limitations of its small, landlocked economy by leveraging regional trade. Rwanda joined the East African Community and is aligning its budget, trade, and immigration policies with its regional partners. The government has embraced an expansionary fiscal policy to reduce poverty by improving education, infrastructure, and foreign and domestic investment and pursuing market-oriented reforms. Energy shortages, instability in neighboring states, and lack of adequate transportation linkages to other countries continue to handicap private sector growth. The Rwandan Government is seeking to become regional leader in information and communication technologies. In 2010, Rwanda neared completion of the first modern Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Kigali. The SEZ seeks to attract investment in all sectors, but specifically in agribusiness, information and communications technologies, trade and logistics, mining, and construction. The global downturn hurt export demand and tourism, but economic growth has recovered, driven in large part by the services sector, but inflation has grown. On the back of this growth, government is gradually ending its fiscal stimulus policy while protecting aid to the poor. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$15.74 billion (2012 est.); $14.62 billion (2011 est.); $13.5 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

15.6% of GDP (2012 est.); 14% of GDP (2011 est.); 13.5% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coffee, tea, pyrethrum (insecticide made from chrysanthemums), bananas, beans, sorghum, potatoes; livestock
Industries

cement, agricultural products, small-scale beverages, soap, furniture, shoes, plastic goods, textiles, cigarettes