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On Sunday 61,5 million Germans are eligible to vote the 19th German Bundestag

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!

Prize for outstanding performance by a foreign student

DAAD in Rwanda

Find here information about the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and how to obtain funding for the academic year 2018/2019.



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

Sigmar Gabriel

Federal Foreign Minister Gabriel

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

The new website of the Germany platform

Experience Germany -

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 and its social-media channels.

from left to right: Ulrich Berdelmann, Deputy Head of GIZ; Odette Uwamariya, Permanent Secretary at MINALOC; Marie Immaculée Ingabire, Chairperson Transparency International Ruanda; Mandy Hupfer, Embassy

Citizens satisfied with service delivery in the land sector in Rwanda

Transparency International Rwanda shared its findings from a study on citizens’ satisfaction with local service delivery and in particular in the land sector of the City of Kigali and the six secondary cities. TI-Rwa is a longstanding partner of German development cooperation and received financial and technical support through GIZ.

Women of the village of Kimonyi doing traditional dance

Reconciliation in Rwanda – Kimonyi

Together with the NGO “Prison Fellowship Rwanda” Mandy Hupfer and Katharina Vianden from the German Embassy visited the village of Kimonyi, situated at the foot of the Virunga Mountains. Prison Fellowship Rwanda seeks to transform the lives of those involved in the Rwandan genocide..

Goethe Institut: reading room and eLibrary

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

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Welcome to Germany – The place for your ideas

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

Ambassador Dr. Peter Woeste

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

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 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

Sep 25, 2017 1:13 PM

Political cartoonists paint dark picture of German election result

After the German election saw the rise of the far-right AfD party into a major political force, international political cartoonists have been quick to react. While often hilarious, the results are somewhat foreboding.

Sep 25, 2017 1:00 PM

FDP: Are Germany's 'liberals' in reality 'libertarians'?

The FDP is poised to make a comeback as Angela Merkel's potential kingmaker in a three-way coalition with the Greens. Are they liberal, libertarian, both or neither? DW digs deep.

Sep 25, 2017 9:24 AM

+++ German election, the day after: Angela Merkel leaves door open for SPD coalition talks - live updates +++

AfD co-chair Frauke Petry shocked her party colleagues by saying she won't join their parliamentary group in the Bundestag. The SPD's Martin Schulz repeated that he wants to go into opposition. Read all the updates here.

Sep 25, 2017 3:40 AM

German election: World reacts to Merkel victory, AfD rise

World leaders, including Emmanuel Macron of France, have congratulated Chancellor Angela Merkel on her election win. But the AfD's entry into parliament was also lauded by Europe's far-right leaders.

Sep 25, 2017 3:10 AM

Germany's Angela Merkel remains anchor of stability for US

The rise of the far-right AfD and losses for two major parties in Germany's election may have shaken up the country's political landscape in a dramatic fashion. But the key takeaway in the US is more mundane.

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.