Ambassador and Minister of State with trainees and representatives of training companies

Germany and MINEDUC launch dual training in plumbing at IPRC

Island Mainau/Lake Constance: blooming tulips

Welcome - herzlich willkommen !

Welcome to the website of the German Embassy in Kigali! It is our pleasure to introduce to you our work and activities in Rwanda and assist you with useful information about Germany. We would like to invite you to browse through this website and enjoy!

The new website of the Germany platform

Experience Germany - deutschland.de

Are you a fan of Germany? Discover topics, find information, view videos, take part in the Germany Quiz and in online voting, interact with others: If you want to understand what makes Germany tick and what Germany is busy talking about, then visit deutschland.de and its social-media channels.

Ambassador Dr. Peter Woeste, Hon. James Musoni - Minister for Infrastructure, and US Ambassador Erica Barks-Ruggles

Groundbreaking for hydropower plant in Musanze

Germany finances 40 percent of the new hydropower plant in Musanze. Ambassador Dr. Peter Woeste: “ Rwanda needs more energy. And Germany believes in the future of clean and affordable energy. This project can be a perfect role model to link these needs and aspirations. As discussed at the G20 recently we see the necessity to discuss innovative financing solutions. This project will fit perfectly into the new development approach.“

The German and the Rwandan delegation at the opening of the intergovernmental negotiations

Bilateral government negotiations between Rwanda and Germany in Kigali on 17-18 May 2017

After two days of intensive bilateral negotiations Germany agreed to commit to Rwanda 81 Mio. EUR (75 billion RWF) for 2017 – 2020. On 18 May 2017 Mr. Andreas Gies, Head of the German Delegation and the DG of Bilateral Cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation, and Mr. Caleb Rwamuganza, Permanent Secretary at MINECOFIN, signed the new envelope for the three years ahead.

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Welcome to Germany – The place for your ideas

Energy Efficiency Award 2017

Energy Efficiency Award 2017: Companies can apply now

The international energy efficiency competition of the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency has the motto "The Makers of Energy Transition " this year. Private and public companies are invited to submit their projects and concepts by 15 July 2017, which have a special impact on the practical implementation of the energy conversion. You can find all the information you need to enter for free at

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WHY THE EU AND START-UPS ARE A TOP TEAM

A united Europe – that was the vision held by former French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman in the wake of World War II. First expressed during his famous Schumann Declaration on May 9, 1950 in Paris, that day is now celebrated as Europe Day. Schumann’s proposal for a European Coal and Steel Community marked the start of a vision for peace and community worth pursuing.

Carlo Wiese handing over footballs to Bonnie Mugabe of FERWAFA

German Football Association supports FERWAFA

On behalf of the German Football Association DFB, Carlo Wiese of the German Embassy handed over several football to Bonnie Mugabe,  member of the Rwandan Football FederationFERWAFA.

German director Volker Schlöndorff and Ambassador Woeste

Famous German Director Volker Schlöndorff back in Rwanda

One of the most distinguished German movie makers is visiting Rwanda again, Volker Schlöndorff. Schlöndorff may be best known for his most successful and ambitious movie of his career, “The Tin Drum”, an Academy award winning film released in 1979 and probably the most important film of post-war Germany.

Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand

German carmaker Volkswagen to start a world first pilot project in Rwanda

For the first time a world brand opted for Rwanda as investment location. The German Volkswagen company, the world’s biggest car manufacturer, will open a base in Rwanda.

The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany

Ambassador Dr. Peter Woeste

Dr. Peter Woeste

IMPORTANT NOTICE !

Schengenvisum

Since 2013 the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium is in charge of all Schengen visa on behalf of the German Embassy Kigali!

EU Council Presidency

Logo of the Estonian EU Council Presidency

In the second half of 2017, Estonia will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

German Election 2017

Jul 21, 2017 4:30 PM

Germany for sale: Why the cost of living in Germany is on the rise

In towns and cities across Germany, rental prices are climbing steadily and real estate is becoming a hot commodity for international investors. Sumi Somaskanda and Nina Haase took a look at the situation in Berlin.


Jul 17, 2017 1:37 AM

Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects refugee limit for Germany in TV interview

ARD Summer Interview with Angela Merkel

The German chancellor has rejected calls from her sister party to limit the number of refugees entering Germany. In a wide-ranging interview she defended the G20 summit in Hamburg and spending on infrastructure.


Jul 16, 2017 4:12 PM

Angela Merkel's challenger Martin Schulz unveils plan for 'modern Germany'

SPD leader Martin Schulz has called for Germany to use its budget surplus for domestic and EU-wide investment. The pitch is an attempt to revive the SPD's chances against Chancellor Merkel in September's election.


Jul 14, 2017 4:37 PM

Rich vs. Poor: How fair and equal is Germany?

Germany is one of the world?s strongest economies but it?s also grappling with increasing poverty and inequality. Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda went to Bremen, one of the country?s poorest regions, to find out more.


Jul 7, 2017 5:17 PM

Is Islam changing Germany?

More than four million Muslims live in Germany ? are they changing the country, and if so - how? Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda visited the region of Cologne, which has a large Muslim population, to find out.


Goethe Institut: reading room and eLibrary

Go visit the reading room at the Goethe Institut and sign up for the eLibrary!

The Berlinale Africa Hub

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If you want to see the world you’ve come to the right place here. The Berlinale is well-known for its engaging selection of international films. And to give us more insight into movie-making in African countries, the German Foreign Office created the Africa Hub at the 2017 European Film Market.

Federal Foreign Minister Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel has been Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs since 27 January 2017.

German Information Centre Africa

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Africa is a special focus of German foreign policy. Germany's policy towards Africa is value-based; its principles are respect for human rights, democracy, and the rule of law and peaceful resolution of conflicts.