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Published on January 1st, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team

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10 FACTY THINGS ABOUT RWANDA

Rwanda is a country with a tragic past but a very bright future. Wanna know more? Walk this way…

1. WILDLIFE WARRIOR

Rwanda is home to the grave of well-known wildlife protector, Dian Fossey

2. APE NUMBERS

It’s estimated that there are just over 800 mountain gorillas left in the wild

3. NO PLASTIC

Rwanda was the first country in the world to ban plastic bags

4. PRIMATE POPULATION

Almost half of the world’s mountain gorillas live in Rwanda

5. EXPLODING LAKE

Rwanda is currently extracting gas trapped in volcanic, Lake Kivu to produce electricity – the first country in the world to do this

6. GIRL POWER

Rwanda is home to the world’s first women-dominated legislature

7. DRUMMING DROUGHT

For centuries, women were forbidden to play the drums in Rwanda

8. NO GOAT

In Rwanda, it is tradition for women to not eat goat meat

9. NAUGHTY NUNS

Located in Butane, Rwanda is home to a convent where nuns brew banana beer for profit

10. HILL COUNTRY

Rwanda is also known as the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’

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