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Minister Steinmeier attending GABS

Second German-African Business Summit (GABS) Nairobi, 8 – 10 February 2017

The first German-African Business Summit took place in Berlin in September 2015 and gave some 400 participants from the worlds of business and politics from Germany and Africa the opportunity to discuss Africa’s prospects and potential and to make new contacts.

The conference will be held in Africa for the first time from 8 to 10 February 2017 in Nairobi. The German-African Business Summit is being co-organised by the Sub-Saharan Africa Initiative of German Business (SAFRI) (which is jointly funded by the German-African Business Association, the Federation of German Industries, the Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya. It is supported by the Federal Government (Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Federal Ministry of Finance).

Why should businesses and companies from Rwanda attend?

-       Meet senior managers of German and African companies and decision-makers from politics and the administration from Germany and Sub-Sahara Africa.

-       Large number of opportunities for B2B´ meetings at which you can discuss business prospects in Africa and Germany with your African or German counterparts and lay the groundwork for your next business transactions.

-       Hear lectures and panel discussions on economic growth and opportunities in Africa, regional integration, financing, start-ups and success stories.

-       Event will be opened by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

For further information and registration, please see http://www.safri.de/gabs/

Students of Ryankana Primary School

Micro-projects of the German Embassy 2017

The German Embassy's fund for micro projects 2017 is now open for applications. Deadline for the submission of applications is 31st March 2017!

Interview with European Times

In an interview Ambassador Woeste explained to the European Times why Germany is Rwanda's preferred partner for many development programs.

Please find below link to full text.

Grant of 32,5 million Euros

Germany invests 32,5 million Euros in the rehabilitation and privatization of the hydropower stations Ruzizi I und Ruzizi II  at the border between Rwanda, Burundi and the DR Congo. On December 16th,...

Ambassadors Terstegen and Woeste on field visit in Eastern Congo

German Ambassadors to DRC and Rwanda visited Eastern Congo

To gain a personal impression of the regional context and its problems the German Ambassadors to Kigali and to Kinshasa visited Eastern Congo together. In Goma Ambassador Thomas Terstegen (DR Congo) a...

Ambassador Dr. Peter Woeste and the Hon. Louise Mushikiwabo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

Ambassador Dr. Peter Woeste paying a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Honourable Louise Mushikiwabo

The Foreign Minister welcomed the new German Ambassador to Rwanda. She underlined the excellent bilateral relations between the two nations. Ambassador Woeste expressed his hope in further developing ...

Ambassador's welcome

Ambassador Dr. Peter Woeste

Dear reader, Welcome to the website of the German Embassy Kigali. To represent my country in Rwanda is an exceptional responsibility for me, as well as a challenge. I only hesitantly took on th...

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Snow-covered mountain range in Saxon Switzerland, Saxony, Germany

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...



Since 1st March 2013, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium is in charge of all Schengen visa on behalf of the German Embassy Kigali! Since 14th March 2013, all Schengen member states represented in Rwanda have started applying the VIS system.

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.

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Germany is one of the most peaceful countries in the world. It has a stable political system, is rarely hit by natural disasters and is home to hardly any dangerous animals. Click on the following link to find out more about why people like living here:

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Have you ever dreamed of becoming an engineer?  This month on Young Germany we have information about where to train, how to find a job, and an interview with someone already working in the field.