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Educational publishers make up a significant part of the book publishing market in Rwanda with institutions such as the Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (IRST), National University of Rwanda (NUR) and Rwandese Institute of Dialogue for Peace (IRDP) all publishing regular work on historical, political and scientific publications. Major international publishers that operate in the country include Macmillan Education and Cambridge University Press. The trade publishing market is scarce with there being a lack of authors writing literature and poetry. Any small local publishing houses focus on niche markets. Editions Bakame, for example, was founded in 1995 and was Rwanda’s first publishing house to produce children’s and youth literature.
Rwanda is ranked at 32 out of 144 countries on the World Economic Forum’s Global Competiveness Report 2012–13 and has been given a score of 4.8 out of 7.0 for intellectual property protection. By comparison, adjoining country Uganda is placed 84 out of 144 countries with a score of 3.3.
The Rwanda Publishers and Booksellers Association is the trade body for the sector. There are ten universities and educational institutions in the country, with the Université Nationale du Rwanda being the largest university with a student population of more than 11,000. Rwanda hosted its first international book fair in 2012, featuring local publishers and authors from Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya, with some large international publishing houses also being present. The focus of the book fair was primarily on children’s literature.
There are a number of printers producing newspapers, magazines and books, most of which are based in Kigali. Publishers of newspapers and periodicals are the most prevalent. There are about 30 media houses in this sub-sector (2008). Alpha Printing Press mainly prints educational textbooks and exercise books for the African Market. Graphic Print Solutions Ltd is the only modern print service provider in the country. Colours Ltd and Impala Corporation Rwanda Ltd both specialise in large format printing.
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