The 1994 genocide of the Tutsi people by Hutu extremists has cast a dark shadow over Rwanda’s economic and political landscape. However, the country is rebuilding. The capital city, Kigali, is slowly becoming an I.T. hub for east Africa and women now make up over 50% of the parliament, more than any other country.
The Church is growing and Christians are ascending into positions of influence, offering a bright future for Rwanda after a troubling past. Still, one quarter of Rwanda’s people groups remain unreached.
Life Expectancy: 59 Years
Religions: Roman Catholicism (44%), Islam (5%), Ethnic Religions (3%)
Languages: French, English, Kinyarwanda, Bantu