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.


It has come to our notice that proof of Yellow Fever vaccination is a requirement entering Rwanda. Keep an eye on government official channels for their statement.

For anyone arriving without one it is likely to be required to take an inoculation at the point of entry.

These measures may have already been put in place (Rwandair is already taking measures).

Other countries are taking more stringent measures – Kenya is planning to quarantine arrivals who cannot prove that they are Yellow Fever-free.

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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!

Micro-projects of the German Embassy 2016

The German Embassy's fund for micro projects 2016 is now open for applications. Deadline for the submission of applications is 31st March 2016!


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 increases its supports

The German Government has decided to give another contribution of Euro 2.5 Mio to UNHCR. This additional funding is targeted to support the work of UNHCR on refugees of Burundi. In view of the deterio...

European refugee crisis 2016


#RumoursAboutGermany Beware: Human traffickers are not reliable source of information about living conditions in Europe. They are criminals. Human traffickers deliberately spread rumours and false ...

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.

University instructor

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.

The Niederwalddenkmal monument located in the Niederwald Landscape park, near Rüdesheim am Rhein

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

Apr 29, 2016 10:01 AM

"Food security part and parcel of tackling root causes of displacement," says Minister Müller

A food and nutrition campaign was launched by German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Müller in West Kenya at the end of March, where he opened a new milk processing plant. The agricultural innovation centre built there by the BMZ will serve to improve the incomes of 15,000 smallholders and to create new jobs in food processing. The project is part of a training programme at an agricultural college. The green innovation centre will focus on potato crops and dairy farming. It will also seek to restore soil fertility.

Apr 29, 2016 8:54 AM

Special Envoy for German-Nambian Relations on Namibian colonial history

Ruprecht Polenz was a CDU Member of the Bundestag for 19 years and long-time Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, who returned from retirement to politics. As Special Envoy for German-Namibian Relations, Ruprecht Polenz is conducting the negotiations to reach a common understanding of German colonial history in Namibia.

Apr 28, 2016 4:21 PM

Committed to security and human rights

Since 2008, the GIZ has been implementing the Police Programme Africa on ­behalf of the German Foreign Office in a total of eight countries. The programme aims to carefully establish and expand police structures in fragile post-conflict states in sub-Saharan Africa and the Sahel region, providing the authorities with equipment and other material and training police officers for their duties.

Apr 28, 2016 3:06 PM

European Film Festival in South Africa

The third South African edition of the European Film Festival presents eleven internationally acclaimed films from Europe from May 6 - 15. All eleven films will be screened for the first time in South African cities, and deal in different ways with the theme of the Festival - diversity in Europe. The European Film Festival 2016 sees the introduction of documentary films, with three non-fiction offerings on the programme and Germany's official film submission for the 2016 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, ''Labyrinth of Lies''.

Apr 26, 2016 3:32 PM

Niger: The voice of the people, not just political platitudes

Nigerien journalist Balkissa Sidi Ahmed has participated in conflict-sensitive reporting workshops since 2013. Has this changed her approach? She recalls her impressions of Niger's recent presidential run-off. The 34-year-old journalist was initially trained in this area of reporting by DW Akademie and went on to train as a trainer for conflict-sensitive reporting herself. Since 2014, she has been training colleagues and community journalists from the West African country's community radios in conflict-sensitive reporting.

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Time and weather in Germany

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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

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.

IFA - Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations

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.

New version of “Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

Facts about Germany

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” can be downloaded as an e-paper.

The impact of foreign policy in the current issue of DE Magazin Deutschland

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!