About this jurisdiction

Rwanda is a small, landlocked country located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The country’s population is over 8 million, with the majority being Kinyarwanda speakers. Rwanda has a population that is diverse and includes a number of different ethnic groups. The capital city is Kigali. The Rwandan government is based on a parliamentary system with a president as the head of state. The judiciary is based on French civil law. Rwanda is a member state of the African Union, United Nations, Francophonie, and OAU.


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