Rwanda is a small, land-locked country just south of the equator in the Great Lakes region of central Africa. It is bordered by Uganda to the north, Tanzania to the east, Burundi to the south, and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west. Known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills,” Rwanda is about the size of Maryland (approximately 10,200 square miles) and has a current population of 10.7 million, growing at an annual rate of 3 percent. Rwanda's population density is among the highest in sub-Saharan Africa. More than 90 percent of Rwandans earn their living through agriculture, and approximately 60 percent live below the poverty line. Average life expectancy for men is 55 years and 58 years for women. The human immunodeficiency ...

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