Rwanda

"The time eventually arrived for Ken to hand over the Diocese of Cyangugu to his successor. Over seven years after its inception, it was well equipped to face the future. He was to leave a Diocese, which although in the remotest part of Rwanda, had fifty rural churches served by seventeen clergy. It also had twelve good staff houses, each with water and electricity and five with telephones and a Bishop's office with six staff offices. On the farming side there was livestock, a demonstration farm and a dispensary. Larger additions included an assembly hall and an income generating guesthouse, which Ken named Peace Guest House."

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About Rwanda

Located a few degrees south of the equator, The Land of a Thousand Hills is small, lush and mountainous. All of Rwanda is at high elevation, with volcanoes in the north, mountains in the west, savanna in the east and lakes throughout the country. The population is young and predominantly rural, with a density among the highest in Africa.

Rwanda's economy suffered heavily during the 1994 genocide, but has since strengthened and is based mostly on subsistence agriculture. Coffee and tea are the major exports whilst tourism, one of the fastest growing sectors, is now the country's leading foreign exchange earner. Kigali, the capital, is today a thriving, developing and modern city with high-rise buildings, new hotels and growing banking and financial sectors.

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