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Due to problems with the phone line the Embassy can currently only be reached at +250-788-301.491.

This year the German Government declared October, 31st, as public holiday on the occasion of 500 years of REFORMATION. The Embassy will be closed on that day.

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!

Assumpta Ingabire (PS at MINALOC) and Mandy Hupfer (Embassy)

German Embassy meets new PS at MINALOC

Development Desk Officer Mrs. Mandy Hupfer met with Mrs. Assumpta Ingabire, new Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC). Together they chair and co-chair the Sector Working Group on Decentralization and Governance and thus coordinate the cooperation between the Rwandan Government and Development Partners.


Don't miss this year's European Film Festival presenting 11 films from 10 European countries..

Grünes Logo des Goethe-Instituts


Goethe-Institut promotes knowledge of the German language abroad and fosters international cultural cooperation. GI’s cultural and educational programmes encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility.

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.

distribution of seats - Bundestag election 2017 (provisional result)

German election party

Germans living in Rwanda and friends of Germany celebrated together election day on Sunday, 24 September, with draught beer and traditional German food. Posters displayed all over the compound clearly demonstrated that the 61.5 million Germans eligible to vote had a huge choice from 42 different parties competing for the 598 seats at the “Bundestag” , the German federal parliament.

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..

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Welcome to Germany – The place for your ideas

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

Oct 18, 2017 7:19 PM

German conservatives launch 'constructive' coalition talks

Angela Merkel's conservative bloc has begun talks on forging a three-way coalition. During the negotiations, all parties will have to find common ground on a slew of divisive issues, from immigration to climate policy.

Oct 18, 2017 1:45 PM

Opinion: Angela Merkel's Jamaica coalition is right for Germany

The people wanted something new and that's what they'll get. Currently being negotiated in Berlin, the next government would take the country into uncharted waters. And that's a good thing, says DW's Jefferson Chase.

Sep 28, 2017 7:58 PM

In eastern Germany's Görlitz, fear and understanding after AfD election win

The AfD fared well in the eastern state that borders Poland

The right-wing AfD was the strongest party in Germany's eastern state of Saxony in parliamentary elections last Sunday. DW's Daniel Pelz went to the city of Görlitz to find out how residents feel about the results.

Sep 28, 2017 3:33 PM

AfD in the Bundestag: Can Germany learn from Scandinavia's far-right problem?

The entry of the populist AfD into the Bundestag presents a new challenge to Germany's politicians. But Denmark, Sweden, and Norway have had far-right parties in their parliaments for some time now ? how do they cope?

Sep 28, 2017 3:19 PM

What does the German election mean for Brexit?

The next round of Brexit talks, planned for October, could be delayed until December, ostensibly due to a lack of progress on trade issues. However, drawn out coalition talks in Germany may also play a role.

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.