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Rwanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley of Central Africa, where the African Great Lakes region and Southeast Africa converge. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Our standard dataset contains 321 entities connected with Rwanda. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Rwanda. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 175 entities identified as PEPs connected with Rwanda.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister in Charge of Emergency Management1--
Minister in the Office of the President1-1
Minister of Agriculture & Animal Resources21-
Minister of Cabinet Affairs1--
Minister of Defense1--
Minister of Disaster Management & Refugee Affairs1--
Minister of Education1--
Minister of Finance & Economic Planning11-
Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation1--
Minister of Gender & Family Promotion1--
Minister of Health1--
Minister of Information & Communications Technology & Innovation1--
Minister of Infrastructure12-
Minister of Internal Security1--
Minister of Justice1--
Minister of Lands & Forestry1--
Minister of Local Government111
Minister of Public Service and Labour11-
Minister of Sports1--
Minister of State for Education1--
Minister of State for Energy & Water1--
Minister of State for Local Government1--
Minister of State for Public Investment & Resource Mobilization at the Ministry of Economic Planning and Finance1--
Minister of State for Social Affairs1--
Minister of State for Socioeconomic Development1--
Minister of State for Technical & Vocational Education & Training1--
Minister of State for the Environment1--
Minister of State for Youth1--
Minister of State in Charge of Constitutional & Legal Affairs1--
Minister of State in Charge of Economic Planning1--
Minister of State in Charge of Primary Health Care1--
Minister of State in Charge of Regional Cooperation1--
Minister of State in Charge of the East African Community1--
Minister of State in Charge of Transport1--
Minister of the Environment1--
Minister of Trade and Industry111
Minister of Youth & Culture1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Chamber of Deputies--77
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor, National Bank of Rwanda1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Rwanda-31
ambassador of Romania to Rwanda--1
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--
Rwandan Ambassador to China--1
United States Ambassador to Rwanda-1-

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Chamber of Deputies of Rwanda--16
Member of the Senate of Rwanda-17
Minister of Education of Rwanda-62
Minister of Foreign Affairs-34
Health Minister of Rwanda-32
Prime Minister of Rwanda-31
Minister of Defence of Rwanda-3-
Attorney General1--
Chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Development Board1--
Minister of Emergency Management-1-
Minister of ICT and Innovation--1
President of Rwanda--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...