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Rwanda: Landlocked country in eastern central Africa
Rwanda, formerly Ruanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley where the African Great Lakes region and East Africa converge. One of the smallest countries on the African mainland, its capital city is Kigali. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is highly elevated with its geography dominated by mountains in the west and savanna to the east, with numerous lakes throughout the country. The climate is temperate to subtropical, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons each year. Rwanda has a population of over 12.6 million living on 26,338 km2 of land, and is the most densely populated mainland African country.


Rwanda struggles to test as COVID-19 cases rise [Video]

Rwanda struggles to test as COVID-19 cases rise

Like many other nations in Africa, Rwanda is struggling to keep up with testing to contain the pandemic.

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Rwanda confirms first case of coronavirus - health ministry [Video]

Rwanda confirms first case of coronavirus - health ministry

Until now, the African continent has largely been spared the rapid spread of COVID-19. The coronavirus has infected at least 127,000 people and killed 4,700 worldwide. Now, Rwanda has confirmed its..

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Coronavirus could cost African airlines $40m [Video]

Coronavirus could cost African airlines $40m

African airlines are facing a hit of up to $40 million from the coronavirus outbreak, an industry body said on Wednesday. Lucy Fielder reports.

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