Rwanda, located just south of the equator in east-central Africa, is one of the most crowded nations in Africa, with a total population of nearly thirteen million people in an area smaller than the U.S. state of Maryland. Tension over landownership in Rwanda can be explosive, and the country lacks enough industries to employ the people living in its cities. The country is bordered by Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Three African ethnic groups inhabit Rwanda: the Tutsi, the Hutu, and the tiny population of the Twa. Ethnic conflict between the Hutu and Tutsi led to civil war in 1990. The civil war resulted in a genocide, which is the systematic destruction of a particular...Read more