The population of Rwanda is moving towards 12 million people which give Rwanda one of the highest population densities of any country in Africa. Although it’s expected that the population by 2016 will be at 15.2 million people, despite the fact that huge numbers of Rwandans are dying from AIDS-related illnesses.
Historians such as Gérard Prunier put it to the 1994 Rwanda genocide war that partly claimed a lot of people’s lives and set many to exile this partly attributed to the population density of Rwanda. The population is young, an estimated 42.7% are under the age of 15, and 97.5% are under 65.
In Rwanda only three groups of people dominate the country to mention them includes the Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa. The Hutu lead other groups with over 84%, the Tutsi with 15% and the Twa 1%. The Twa are the forest-dwelling pygmy people who come down from Rwanda’s earliest inhabitants, but scholars disagree on the origins of and differences between the Hutu and Tutsi; some believe that they are derived from earlier social group, while others view them as being races or tribes.