Inauguration of Kandt-House-Museum in Kigali

Giraffes at Akagera Nationalpark in the Eastern Province of Rwanda

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 Embassy's Kerstin Suhling and Gabriele Berdelmann with John Peter Ndacyayisenga, ITK Ambassador in Rwanda

International Coaching Course (ITK)

The International Coaching Course (ITK) is part of the foreign cultural and educational policy of the Federal Republic of Germany, since 1991 it has been funded by the German Foreign Office.

Ambassador Woeste with the Kenyan High Commissioner John Mwangemi and the riders of Bike Aid, Tirol Cycling and Kenyan Riders Safaricom

Germany at Tour du Rwanda 2017

After the conclusion of this year's Tour du Rwanda, the German Ambassador and his wife welcomed Team Bike Aid (Germany), Tirol Cycling Team (Austria) and team Kenyan Riders Safaricom (Kenya) to a very informal cocktail at the German Residence. Invited were in particular sports and cycle enthusiasts, who celebrated among others BIKE AID’s cyclist Suleiman Kangangi from Kenya, making it to the podium as overall number three.


DW Academy: Master‘s Program "International Media Studies"

Call for Applications Applications for the 10th intake of the bilingual Master’s Program "International Media Studies" will be accepted until 31st March 2018.

Ambassador Woeste with 30 runners from Rwanda, EAC and Europe

Water!Walk from Kigali to Kampala – 550 kilometer by foot!

At 9:00AM on 6 November the Water! Walk with Viva con Agua started from Inema Arts Center with 30 runners from Rwanda, the East African Community and Europe. Ambassador Woeste has met with them shortly before their departure. The participants of the walk are expected in Kampala on 3 December after a 550km long walk.

DAFI Africa Focus

DAFI - Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative

The Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative, known as DAFI, offers higher education scholarships to refugees so that they can attend university in the countries where they have sought asylum. Refugees in Ruanda can eligible for that programme. The scholarships are administered by UNHCR.

Latest News from the GIC Africa

The German Information Centre Africa is part of a network of nine GICs in key regions of German foreign policy. It is designed to enhance the flow of information to those in Africa interested in Germany. The GIC presents today's modern, innovative Germany with its multi-faceted and close links to Africa.

The Ambassador

Ambassador Dr. Peter Woeste

Dr. Peter Woeste is the German Ambassador to the Republic of Rwanda.



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


Human traffickers deliberately spread rumours and false information about living conditions in Europe in order to encourage people to risk the dangerous journey. Most refugees do not know this. Therefore Germany is informing people through its campaign #RumoursAboutGermany

National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights

Aktionsplan Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte

The German Government adopted the National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights in its cabinet meeting on Wednesday (21 December). The goal of this Action Plan is to implement the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Germany’s guidelines for Africa


Which strategy is Germany pursuing with regard to this rapidly changing continent? The Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa, developed by the Federal Foreign Office, set out approaches to taking opportunities, tackling risks and overcoming crises.

EU Council Presidency

Logo concerning the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

In the first half of 2018, Bulgaria will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

German Information Centre Africa

Aufbau des Zeltes für die Zirkus-Show Afrika Afrika

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.