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Some of the primary environmental concerns facing Rwanda are overgrazing and the degradation, overuse, and erosion of soil.1 Due to its heavy reliance on the agricultural industry, Rwandan 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.2 The Rwanda Environment Management Agency (REMA) is active in promoting environmental concerns and reporting on environmental action in Rwanda.3 Rwanda is an exception in Africa as a country that has been able to adequately prepare themselves for the effects of floods and droughts.4

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1 http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Africa/Rwanda-ENVIRONMENT.html#b
2 Ibid
3 http://www.rema.gov.rw
4 http://allafrica.com/stories/201308070165.html
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Rwanda News

The Sun 
A PREGNANT mum detained in Rwanda for more than a month has appeared in court accused of spreading state secrets and raising a militia against the president. British national Violette Uwamahoro, wife of exiled opposition activist Faustin Rukundo, ... See more..
BizTimes.com (Milwaukee) 
“With this new pilot program in Rwanda, we are enthusiastic to participate in a new business model which supports female entrepreneurs, while at the same time offering affordable products and disease prevention education,” said Fisk Johnson, SC Johnson ... See more..
Indiana Daily Student 
Most American elementary schools have libraries and playgrounds, but for Rwandan students at Kabwende Primary School, their library is an old classroom and their playground is a field, where they play soccer with balls made of banana leaves, rope and ... See more..
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San Francisco Bay View 
Ann Garrison, who was honored with the Victoire Prize for her reporting on the African Great Lakes Region in 2014 and attended the annual prize presentation in Brussels again this March, reports: “The young Rwandan Belgians who produce Jambo News ... See more..
Ghana News Agency 
Accra, March 24, GNA - The Ghana National Para-Taekwondo team would leave for Rwanda next Monday, March 27, 2017 to compete in the 2nd African Para-Taekwondo Open Championships. The two-day tournament would start on April 1 in Kigali. A press ... See more..
The New Times 
The U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda, Erica J. Barks-Ruggles, on Wednesday honoured three Rwandan women at an event held at the embassy's residence to celebrate Women's History Month. The three women, selected from nominations submitted by U.S. ... See more..
East Lothian Courier 
A TEAM of youngsters from North Berwick have recently returned from a trip to Rwanda. North Berwick Youth Project took 13 teenagers – aged between 16 and 19 –on a two-week trip to Rwanda, where they helped volunteer on a number of projects. See more..
The New Times 
President Paul Kagame yesterday received Rwanda Cycling Federation officials with whom he discussed a ten-year blueprint that seeks to position Rwanda as ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
What better place than Rwanda to launch SheTrades? This is a country that values the contribution of women to the economy and to society and it is ready to act through a mix of opportunities, equality and government leadership. It is therefore no ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Rwanda businesses leaders are in Sao Tome and Principe on a five-day mission to exploit new market opportunities in the central African island nation. The 30 business leaders are mainly from the ICT sector, manufacturing, construction, agro-processing, ... 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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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