Enlarge image Please check here to learn more about the main areas and projects the German Embassy in Kigali is involved in. There is as well information provided on more general issues related to German foreign policy in particular with focus on Africa.

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

Foreign Policy

The Embassy's main task is the promotion of bilateral relations at the political level. This is done through a permanent dialogue with the Rwandan government and civil society covering the whole range of political issues, the observation and analysis of Rwanda's foreign and domestic policies, the preparation and management of high-level visits of political decisionmakers as well as the coordination of policies in multilateral bodies.

Federal Minister Gerd Müller with the Hon. Claver Gatete, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning

Development cooperation

The principles of the German development policy are determined by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).The BMZ finances and coordinates cooperation with its implementing organizations, especially the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the German Development Bank (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, KfW).

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The Embassy’s Economic Section aims to promote German-Rwandan trade relations. The Economic section is a contact partner for all German companies, which are currently represented in Rwanda or are planning to do so in future.

Ruanda Folklore

Cultural section

The cultural section deals amongst other with music, sports, traditional dance, arts and crafts and recently also with the growing film industry in Rwanda. A Goethe Institut opened in 2009. Since September 2016 the DAAD has a German lecturer at the University of Rwanda.

Deutsche Welle Akademie in Bonn

Press and Public Affairs

The Press Section keeps in touch with representatives of the national media and monitors press reporting. It also responds to written and verbal requests by members of the Rwandan public and journalists, in order to present an accurate and current image of Germany. Upon request information material about Germany can be obtained from the Embassy, if available.


Africa and Germany

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Oct 20, 2017 1:18 PM

Fossil teeth of African specie found in Germany

A 9.7-million-year-old discovery has left a team of German scientists scratching their heads. The teeth seem to belong to a species only known to have appeared in Africa several million years later.

Oct 19, 2017 4:35 PM

Call for proposals: Funding of human rights projects in Namibia

The German Embassy Windhoek wants human rights projects to be funded and fully implemented in 2018. They are calling for proposals of projects that would be financed with up to 70,000 Euro.

Oct 19, 2017 4:09 PM

How a young German director documented illegal gold mining in Ghana

Filmmaker Johannes Preuss has received a student Oscar for his film "Galamsey" which was shot in Ghana and looks at the illegal gold trade there. The German news agency Deutsche Welle (DW) met him to discuss how the country could "turn into a hell".