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Landlocked country in eastern central Africa

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Rwanda: Landlocked country in eastern central Africa
Rwanda, formerly Ruanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a country in Central Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland, and 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. Rwanda is in the African Great Lakes region and is highly elevated; its geography is 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 sq. km of land, and therefore it is the most densely populated mainland African country.

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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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published
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.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

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