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Rwanda is located in the Great Lakes region of eastern central Africa. It received significant international attention after the mass genocide of 1994 in which more than 800,000 people were killed. Since then, it has made some progress towards economic recovery and development.

Country Facts
  • Region: Africa
  • Capital: Kigali
  • Population: 12 million
  • Area: 26,338 km2
  • Religions: Roman Catholic 47.2%, Protestant 29.2%, Anglican 10.8%, Muslim 4.9%, ethnic religions 4.5%
  • Languages: Kinyarwanda, French, English and Swahili (all official although the main language used is Kinyarwanda)

Prayer Points

  • Pray for Rwandan orphans—due to genocide, war and AIDS, these may number up to 30% of all Rwandan children.