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About Rwanda

Rwanda, officially known as the Republic of Rwanda, is a sovereign state in central and East Africa. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

At a high elevation, with a geography dominated by mountains in the west, savanna in the east, and numerous lakes throughout the country, Rwanda is a beautiful country, fondly known as the land of a thousand hills and a million views at CMU-R.

In 2007, Rwanda was named East Africa's leading ICT nation by the UN and has continued to spearhead ICT development in the region. With an aggressive strategy to become a knowledge-based economy by 2020, Rwanda has invested heavily in technology infrastructure and prioritized the development of ICT skills in the national education agenda.

Striving to become the technology hub for East Africa, the Government of Rwanda identified Carnegie Mellon as a strategic partner to provide a unique educational experience that will address the ICT skills deficit in the region. Carnegie Mellon's presence in Rwanda has allowed the best and brightest students from across East Africa to gain access to a prestigious degree from one of the world’s top ranked universities.

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Capital Kigali
Spoken Kinyarwanda, Swahili, French & English
Legislature Parliament
Time zone CAT (UTC+2)
Area  26,338 Km Sq
Population 11,689,696
Independence 1/07/1962
Currency Rwandan franc (RWF)
Staples Plantains, Potatoes, Beans
Drive on the right


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