Africa | Batwa kids in Cyamudongo - Rwanda. The Twa, aka the Batwa, are a pygmy people who were the oldest recorded inhabitants of the Great Lakes region of central Africa. They now live in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and the eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thanks to the pottery they make and sell in Kigali shops, they are able to built some big mud houses in many villages. © Eric Lafforgue.