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Information about Rwanda

Published on February 18, 2014

Author: AnaAriasCastro



Presentation made by Javier Paz Bao - CPI Tino Grandío, Guntín.

Rwanda by Javier Paz 2014

Rwanda It is a sovereign state in central and east Africa. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Rwanda Population:The total population in Rwanda was last recorded at 11.5 million people Land area:26 340 km2 Languages:Kinyarwanda, French, and English are the official languages of Rwanda. Main cities:Kigali,Butare,Gitarama,etc. Monetary unit:Rwandan franc Neighbouring countries:Burundi,Uganda,Tanzania,etc Government:Presidential republic President

Rwanda The Rwandan Civil War was a conflict within the Central African nation of Rwanda, between the government of President Juvénal Habyarimana and the rebel Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF). The conflict began on 1 October 1990 when the RPF invaded and ostensibly ended on 4 August 1993 with the signing of the Arusha Accords to create a powersharing government.

Rwanda The original inhabitants of Rwanda were the Twa, a Pygmy people who now make up only 1% of the population. While the Hutu and Tutsi are often considered to be two separate ethnic groups, scholars point out that they speak the same language, have a history of intermarriage, and share many cultural characteristics. Traditionally, the differences between the two groups were occupational rather than ethnic. Agricultural people were considered Hutu, while the cattleowning elite were identified as Tutsi. Supposedly Tutsi were tall and thin, while Hutu were short and square, but it is often impossible to tell one from the other. The 1933 requirement by the Belgians that everyone carry an identity card indicating tribal ethnicity as Tutsi or Hutu enhanced the distinction. Since independence, repeated violence in both Rwanda and Burundi has increased ethnic differentiation between the groups.

Rwanda Kigali is the capital and largest city of Rwanda. The city has been the economic, cultural, and transport hub of Rwanda since it became capital at independence in 1962.

Rwanda Byumba is a city in northern Rwanda, and is the capital of Gicumbi District. It is home to an SOS Children's Village.

Rwanda In Rwanda, music and dance plays a very important role in the tradition of the people.

Rwanda Rwandan staples include bananas, plantains, pulses, sweet potatoes, beans, and cassava

Rwanda Rwanda national basketball team is a basketball team that represents Rwanda in international competitions. The Rwanda national football team, nicknamed Amavubi (The Wasps), is the national team of Rwanda and is controlled by the Fédération Rwandaise de Football Association.

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