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Rwanda

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Background[1]

Located in Central Africa, the Republic of Rwanda, received independence from Belgium in 1962, but from then participated in an ongoing civil war with the Rwandan Patriotic Front, rebelious exiles. Ethnic tensions heightened and the number of casualities increases. Despite international assistance and political reforms, Rwanda still suffers with finances, agriculatural production, and ethnic reconciliation. Droughts, poaching, high number of AIDS cases and mortality, the very high degree risk of acquiring a major infectious disease such as diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, and malaria, debilitates any attempt to rebuild the landlocked country.

Population[1]
9,907,509
Climate[1]

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

Languages[1]
  • Kinyarwanda (official) universal Bantu vernacular
  • French (official)
  • English (official)
  • Kiswahili (Swahili) used in commercial centers
Infant Mortality Rate[1]
85.27
Per Capita Health Expenditure[2]
11.00

More Information

Sources

  1. CIA World Factbook
  2. WHO Global Health Atlas

      
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