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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

Yorkshire Post 
Crucially, there's not a spot of litter – no tumbleweed plastic bags rolling through the city (Rwanda was the first country worldwide to ban them in 2008) and no splats of chewing gum underfoot. Not exactly what you'd expect in an African capital city ... See more..
TechCrunch 
Face The Gorillas has since teamed up with Rwanda's ICT Chamber and partners such as kLab to produce the series several times a year. Since 2013 it has run 8 instalments, financed 8 startups, and had 3 deals rejected, according to Cohen. Ventures can ... See more..
Telegraph.co.uk 
Our last-minute decision to detour on the way back to Kigali in Rwanda and spend two nights at the Nyungwe rainforest seemed like such a good idea: it would save hours on driving and we'd get a guided walk through the rainforest. So what if we'd left ... See more..
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Summit Daily News 
DENVER — Team Rwanda Cycling has accepted an invitation to participate in the inaugural Colorado Classic, marking its first appearance in a Union Cycliste Internationale-sanctioned race of this caliber in the United States, organizers announced ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda will proceed with the planned phase-out of importation of second-hand clothes despite the threats that it could lead to a review of eligibility to access duty-free access to the American market. President ... See more..
The New Times 
Rwanda is blessed with a rich and adventurous culture; and this is what makes me proud about my country. The dancing, singing and all the norms makes it vibrant and an avenue of fun. Who can't boast about our capital city's cleanliness; other nations ... See more..
Washington Post 
KIGALI, Rwanda — Rwanda's military says a 52-year-old woman has been killed in an attack by unknown gunmen in the southwestern district of Rusizi near the Burundi border. Rwandan military spokesman Col. Rene Ngendahimana says the attack occurred ... See more..
Kawowo Sports 
Rwanda National Volleyball team coach Paul Bitok has named an 18-man squad to start preparations for the forthcoming Zone 5 World Championships qualifiers. The event is slated for July 6-13 at Amahoro Indoor Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda. The tournament ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Three East African Community (EAC) member countries - Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania - have unanimously agreed to hasten inter-connectivity of National ... See more..
RwandaEye 
In Matimba, a village town of Nyagatare district, a three hours' drive to Rwanda's Capital Kigali, Jane Kamagaju's husband is hanging out with family and friends when labour pains start making her uncomfortable. It is about 6pm in the middle of the ... 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