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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

FIFA.com 
FIFA President Gianni Infantino visited Rwanda in February, as the FIFA FORWARD Programme took its first steps in the country. The FIFA President laid a ceremonial stone at the construction site of a proposed hotel that will both ease future financial ... See more..
The New Times 
“Cooperation between Rwanda and Ethiopia remains strong and significant results have been achieved in the areas of Defense, Aviation and Capacity building among others, which continues to benefit the people of our two countries,” said Nikobisanzwe. See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Parliament's Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Security yesterday met with a team from Rwanda Revenue Authority and the Ministry of Finance to discuss the Bill concerning the agreement on tax avoidance signed between Rwanda ... See more..
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Nursery World (subscription) 
Cuddles nursery in Poole has raised money to help build a school in Rwanda. Nursery owner Linda Duly went to Rwanda in 2015 with her husband and visited an orphanage in Kinigi run by Faith Uwantege, who she says is 'an extraordinary woman'. See more..
AllAfrica.com 
By the end of March, all banks in Rwanda had released their financials for the year 2016. In addition to reporting their performance, the banks also disclosed the gender composition of their executive committees as required by Central Bank - the regulator. See more..
AllAfrica.com 
On 21 April, the WFP convoy carrying food aid from Rwanda was blocked at Gasenyi border in Kirundo Northern Province. The 300 tons of beans intended for ... See more..
Independent 
April 7 marked the 23rd anniversary of the genocide of Rwanda's Tutsi by the country's Hutu majority, and the Roman Catholic Church has gifted the country with ... See more..
africanews 
Rwandan schools are expected to start using smart classrooms by the end of this year as a result of a partnership agreement signed three years ago between the Government of Rwanda and Microsoft to digitize the country's education sector. The smart ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Today, Rwanda joins the rest of the world in a campaign to "End Malaria for Good." An official ceremony will be held in Huye District to mark World Malaria Day. See more..
AllAfrica.com 
The national cycling team (Team Rwanda) head coach, Sterling Magnell, has urged local riders to embark on learning strategic racing if the country is to end 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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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