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The Embassy will be closed on Monday, 27th October 2014.

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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!

IMPORTANT NOTICE !

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.

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,aushilfe

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.

DW - The Bobs

Deutsche Welle: The Bobs kick off 10th edition

Interconnected, interactive and participatory: the Deutsche Welle's 10 edition of The Bobs - the international award for the best in online activism. Deutsche Welle (DW) has recognized exceptional p...

Berchtesgaden mit Kehlsteinhaus, Salzbergwerk und Nationalpark

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.

Bildungspartnerschaft Afrika

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

Oct 24, 2014 8:29 AM

Solar energy for rural areas in Kenya

On October 21, Governor of Narok County in Kenya, Samuel Kuntai and German Development Cooperation launched a solar project in Talek. It is part of a larger solar energy programme in the country for which Germany will contribute 22.5 million Euro to provide affordable, reliable and environmentally friendly electricity.The project is part of a programme to promote solar-hybrid solutions to increase energy supply in rural areas.

Oct 24, 2014 8:28 AM

100 million Euro for the fight against Ebola

The German Government has increased its support for the fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa to over 100 million Euro, from which the German Foreign Office will receive 29 million Euro for humanitarian assistance and evacuation measures. Foreign Minister Steinmeier has proposed sending a civilian EU mission to the areas hit by epidemic and the Special Representative for the Fight against Ebola travelled to Guinea and Liberia to gain insights into the situation.

Oct 24, 2014 8:16 AM

Zambia celebrates 50 years of independence

Today, October 24, is Zambia’s Independence Day, and a very special one at that. In 2014, Zambia celebrates its 50th independence anniversary. At the same time, the 50th anniversary of the resumption of German-Zambian diplomatic relations will also be celebrated. In many ways, Zambia has become a model or best practice case for the rest of Africa - even for the rest of the world.

Oct 23, 2014 9:38 AM

Meeting in Berlin with Nigerian Foreign Minister

In a joint statement with his Nigerian counterpart Aminu Wali in Berlin on October 21, Foreign Minister Steinmeier highlighted the close and ever more intensive cooperation with Nigeria. The Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs was in Berlin to attend the meeting of the German-Nigerian Binational Commission. The focus of the discussion was on bilateral relations between Nigeria and Germany, the situation in the countries hit by the Ebola epidemic, and current developments in Africa.

Oct 22, 2014 9:42 AM

Germany Increases Funds for Ebola Fight in West Africa

In response to the still developing Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the German Government is making available another 84.7 million Euro for efforts to fight the disease. That brings the total of Germany’s financial help to over 100 million Euro. Speaking in the Bundestag on October 16, Chancellor Angela Merkel said that epidemics like Ebola concern us all because they do not stop at national borders. In a globalized world, she said, the spread of Ebola can be stemmed only through much closer international cooperation and with much more effective structures.

Weather forecast - midday, local time (all data without guarantee)

Kigali:
(26.10.2014)
24 °C

Time and weather in Germany

Berlin:
23:09:46 9 °C
Deutscher Wetterdienst

The Ambassador

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.

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.

Remembrance and commemoration – First World War, Second World War, fall of the Wall

Zeitschrift Deutschland

The special issue of DE Magazin Deutschland on the subject “Remembrance and commemoration” focuses on three anniversaries in 2014. The First World War broke out 100 years ago. The Second World War began 75 years ago. The fall of the Wall 25 years ago was the first step on the path to German reunification. Essays by and interviews with renowned historians and political scientists analyse the events and their effects on the present. Young people from Europe, the United States and Israel describe how they feel about these historical events and why they actively support their commemoration.

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

deutschland.de

Engineering

Engineering

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!