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Rwanda is a small landlocked country in East Africa. With a population of around 13 million, it is the most densely populated country in Africa. Rwanda's official languages are Kinyarwanda (a Bantu language), French and English. Rwanda contributes to a number of UN peacekeeping missions in Africa.

Rwanda suffered a devastating genocide in 1994 in which 800,000 people died. Since recovering from this period of deep instability, Rwanda has enjoyed consistent economic growth. Despite this growth, poverty remains widespread. The agricultural sector is the largest employer with some agro-processing, however, the country imports substantial amounts of food.

Australia's diplomatic representation to Rwanda is from the High Commission in Kenya. Rwanda's diplomatic representation to Australia is from its High Commission in Singapore. Rwanda also has an Honorary Consul based in Melbourne.

Economic and trade information

Rwanda economic fact sheet [PDF]

Travel information

Heads of Government

Includes Heads of State, Prime Ministers, Foreign, Trade and Aid Ministers

Embassies and Consulates

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