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RWanda
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FAMOUS RWANDANS

MATHIAS NTAWULIKURA
Mathias Ntawulikura (born 14 July 1964 in Gisovu/Kibuye) is a retired Rwandan long-distance runner. He reached the World Athletics Championships final and participated in the Olympic Games in the 5000 (1988) and 10000 metres (1992, 1996) and Marathon (2000, 2004). He also participated five times in the IAAF World Cross Country Championships.

CECILE KAYIREBWA
Cecile Kayirebwa was popular for her musical talent globally. She took a keen interest in singing during her teenage years. At the age of 15, she started singing at the Rwanda song and dance circle. She loved to know more about the origins of Rwandan music. Her songs had a deft touch or various cultures of Rwanda. Most of her compositions featured the sounds of traditional instruments such umuduri and ikembe. Her most acclaimed album was ‘Ubumanzi’ in the 1990s.
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Official language(s): Kinyarwanda, French, English

Capital: Kigali

Population: 11.4 mill.

Currency: Ruanda-Franc (RWF)