[Demographic pressure: a factor in political instability]

Imbonezamuryango. 1991:23:19-24.
[Article in French]


PIP: A review of population trends in Rwanda is presented. They include the growing pressure on available land and resources due to an increase in the numbers of people and cattle. The author finds that this pressure, combined with ethnic tensions, has created an explosive political situation. He concludes that political stability is possible only if a vigorous population policy is implemented.

MeSH terms

  • Africa
  • Africa South of the Sahara
  • Africa, Eastern
  • Africa, Northern
  • Agriculture*
  • Conservation of Natural Resources*
  • Culture
  • Demography
  • Developing Countries
  • Environment
  • Ethnicity*
  • Politics*
  • Population
  • Population Characteristics
  • Population Dynamics*
  • Population Growth*
  • Public Policy*
  • Rwanda