Rwanda is a landlocked country located in the Eastern part of Africa. As early as 10.000 BCE, people began to settle in the area.

Rwanda saw the development of numerous smaller kingdoms in the 1100s after several waves of migration; by the 1500s, a bigger and more centralized country known as the Kingdom of Rwanda had arisen.

Kigali, Rwanda
Photo Taken In Kigali, Rwanda

The Mwami (King) of Rwanda controlled the country until the late 1800s when it achieved the pinnacle of its territorial growth.

The German Empire officially included Rwanda in German East Africa in 1899, and it was administered indirectly through King Musinga’s puppet government.

Rwanda, on the other hand, was only a German colony for a short time. Following the destruction of the German Empire in World War I, Rwanda was absorbed into the Belgian colonial empire as part of a League of Nations mandate (later United Nations).

In Rwanda, the Belgian colonial occupation had a significantly longer-lasting impact. The colonial rulers’ racialization of the disparities between Hutu, Twa, and Tutsi had the greatest lasting impact.

Rwanda obtained independence from Belgium in 1962, but racially motivated bloodshed blighted the post-colonial period.

What Is The Population Of Rwanda?

Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data indicates that the current population of Rwanda is 13,520,920 as of Tuesday, April 12, 2022.


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