During his visit in Kigali from 19th to 20th February Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier met with representatives of the government and the civil society. Furthermore he paid a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial.

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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.

VIS - Visa Information System

The Visa Information System – VIS

The Visa Information System (VIS) is an IT system that allows Schengen States to exchange visa data. The main purpose of the VIS is to simplify the visa issuance process, facilitate checks at external borders and to enhance security for everyone involved, including applicants.

Refugees from Burundi: German Government supports UNHCR with 1 Mio. EUR

Since March 2015, tensions have been rising in Burundi. The upcoming elections and Nkurunziza’s intention to run for a third term triggered violence, insecurity and fleeing. It is anticipated, that ab...

PhD scholarships to Germany

Full grant scholarship:The scholarship covers the living expenses for a 3-year research stay at a German university or research institute. There are no tuition fees to be paid for PhD studies at publi...

29.03.2014 - Umuganda: President Kagame and Ambassador Fahrenholtz

Strengthening of the African Union Border Management Programme “From Barriers to Bridges” in Rwanda

The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mary BAINE, together with the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Rwanda, Mr. Peter Fahrenholtz, today launched the African Union Border Management Programme through an official handing over of equipment for border delimitation and demarcation.

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GOETHE-INSTITUT German Cultural Center / Liaison Office Kigali

13, KN 27 St., Kiyovu

P.O. Box 6889, Kigali/Rwanda

E-Mail: kigali%27%goethe%27%org,assistenz

Tel.:  +250 (0)784 950744

For the actual programme of the month, please contact Goethe-Institut directly or leave your email address with them to be included in their regular mailing list.

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Germany – always worth a visit!

Planning a trip to Germany and looking to inform yourself before you go? The German National Tourist Board uses its website to provide extensive and well‑presented information about towns and cities, culture, events, leisure activities and business trips. Discover Destination Germany through the multimedia prism of www.germany.travel.

German Financial Cooperation worth 10 million Euro

On 22 November 2013, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Rwanda, Mr. Peter Fahrenholtz, and the Executive Secretary of CEPGL (Communauté Economique des Pays des Grands Lacs), Mr. Herman Tuyaga, signed an agreement on German Financial Cooperation worth EUR 10 million for the benefit of the project “Improvement of Energy Supply in the Great Lakes Region, High Voltage Transmission Line Kamanyola – agglomeration Bukavu”. The funding is made available by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development via KfW Development Bank, and will be implemented by EGL (Energie des Grands Lacs).

TVET Project Launch

Rwandan-German cooperation in the TVET sector has substantially been reinforced over the last years making the TVET sector the core area of Rwandan-German development cooperation. The current joint development cooperation programme comprises approx. EUR 18 million for 3 years provided by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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Online courses in higher education

Starting mid-October, Berlin-based iversity.org, a platform for academic online teaching, will offer its first Massive Open Online Courses, known as “MOOCs”. Courses are taught by renowned German and international faculty and are available to students worldwide, for free.

Germany and Europe

The making of German government policy on Europe

Nowadays European policy covers all policy fields. To be an effective advocate of Germany’s interests in Europe, the Federal Government needs efficient policy coordination mechanisms.

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DW - New Multimedia Project "Along the Rhine"

DW's new multimedia project puts spotlight on the Rhine: With a variety of videos, picture galleries and reports, Deutsche Welle's multimedia project "Along the Rhine" invites users to an interactive tour along Germany’s longest river.

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New online portal launched for the High-Tech Strategy

The German Government’s 2020 High-Tech Strategy unites the various strands of the Government’s activities in research and innovation

Africa and Germany

Dec 1, 2015 5:41 PM

German Ambassador visits HIV/AIDS prevention project

In light of World AIDS Day, German Ambassador Lindner travelled to Soweto to see the German-supported NGO loveLife in action. loveLife has dedicated its work to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among adolescents. The prevention of new HIV infections is a focal area of the South African – German development cooperation.

Nov 27, 2015 12:11 PM

Internet Governance Forum: A Bigger Role for Africa

Thousands of experts from all over the world came together at the Internet Governance Forum in Brazil. DW Akademie and iRights.Lab invited nine African Internet experts to join the conversation.

Nov 27, 2015 11:11 AM

Rwanda: Media Dialogue in the Great Lakes region

Is it ethical for journalists to accept money for 'travel expenses' to a press conference, even though their media company can't cover the fare? How tempting is it for journalists to rush from one event to another, knowing they'll receive an envelope at each one? And if this is the case, how do they find the time to do background research?

Nov 27, 2015 11:11 AM

Germany to send up to 650 soldiers to Mali

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has announced that the soldiers will support the French-led peacekeeping mission within Mali. Last week's hostage crisis has stoked fears of the African country's destabilization. The German parliament first decided to send soldiers to Mali as part of the European Union Training Mission in Februrary 2013. The decision to send an additional 650 soldiers must still be approved by the German parliament.

Nov 26, 2015 10:11 AM

Music In Africa Foundation and Siemens Stiftung seal strong partnership

On November, 20, 2015 the Music In Africa Foundation and the Siemens Stiftung (foundation) signed a Memorundum of Understanding (MoU) in Lusaka, Zambia - reaffirming a strong partnership that has fostered the development of the Music In Africa initiative.

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The Ambassador


Peter Fahrenholtz

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier

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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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IFA - Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen

The Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, ifa) is an organization operating worldwide to promote artistic exchange and dialogue between civil societies and to provide information about foreign cultural policy.

Prevention of Corruption

The Directive Concerning the Prevention of Corruption in the Federal Administration of 30 July 2004 lays down the legal framework for the anti-corruption tasks at the Federal Foreign Office headquarters and at German missions abroad. The Directive is intended to offer clear and concise guidelines on honest, fair and transparent actions by the federal administration.

Facts about Germany

Facts about Germany

Facts about Germany is a handbook for anyone seeking reliable and up-to-date information on the Federal Republic of Germany. It provides facts and figures about the country and its people, its government system, social life, political groupings and trends, all the different sectors of industry and business, and the multi-faceted face of culture in Germany and its 16 federal states.

Special feature on “25 years of German unity” in the current issue of DE Magazin Deutschland

The special feature on “25 years of German unity” in the current issue of DE Magazin Deutschland and the corresponding dossier on the deutschland.de website do not only present background articles and interviews looking back on what has been achieved, but also and above all they focus on the present in Germany today.

Sign and Sight offers free access to daily reviews of Germany's cultural press, translations of keynote articles and reviews of the season's best publications.

Obligation to declare cash in amounts of EUR 10,000 or more entering or leaving the EU

All travellers entering or leaving the European Union with €10,000 or more in cash must declare the sum to Customs from 15 June 2007. This initiative has been taken to assist the efforts being made at EU level to tackle crime and improve security by cracking down on money laundering, terrorism and criminality.

German Bundesliga

All the top news from the German Bundesliga at a glance: fixtures, results, clubs, players and much more.

Feature of the day: www.deutschland.de




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.

Learning German with the Band Einshoch6

Deutsche Welle invites German learners around the world to improve their language skills and discover Germany with hip-hop band EINSHOCH6. The new video series "Bandtagebuch" (Band Diary) was launched...

All about Germany: Games and Fun

Education and training are major areas of foundation work

Test your German-language skills and your knowledge of Germany with these fun games!