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On Sunday 61,5 million Germans are eligible to vote the 19th German Bundestag

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!

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.

from left to right: Ulrich Berdelmann, Deputy Head of GIZ; Odette Uwamariya, Permanent Secretary at MINALOC; Marie Immaculée Ingabire, Chairperson Transparency International Ruanda; Mandy Hupfer, Embassy

Citizens satisfied with service delivery in the land sector in Rwanda

Transparency International Rwanda shared its findings from a study on citizens’ satisfaction with local service delivery and in particular in the land sector of the City of Kigali and the six secondary cities. TI-Rwa is a longstanding partner of German development cooperation and received financial and technical support through GIZ.

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..

Goethe Institut: reading room and eLibrary

Go visit the reading room at the Goethe Institut and sign up for the eLibrary!

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Welcome to Germany – The place for your ideas

Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand

German carmaker Volkswagen to start a world first pilot project in Rwanda

For the first time a world brand opted for Rwanda as investment location. The German Volkswagen company, the world’s biggest car manufacturer, will open a base in Rwanda.

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

Sep 22, 2017 9:39 PM

What you need to know about the German electorate

More than 60 million Germans will be eligible to vote in the 2017 federal election. But how many of these voters are seniors, women, men, migrants? And how many are expected to turn out? DW looks at the electorate.

Sep 22, 2017 9:04 PM

German election polls confirm far-right AfD vying for third place, Merkel ahead

Opinion polls have confirmed the far-right populist AfD's challenge to the Left party for third place in Germany's federal elections. Chancellor Merkel has called on people to vote as concerns about abstention grow.

Sep 22, 2017 2:21 PM

Fearing the AfD, young German activists try to mobilize voters

Campaigns across Germany aim to prevent a political shift to the right by courting young voters. The country?s youth - when they do vote - are not shying from populist politics.

Sep 22, 2017 1:26 PM

German election: Will non-voters decide the outcome?

After the 2009 German election, the 'real' numbers were shown: 29 percent for non-voters (Nichtwähler)

Germany has a huge non-voting population ? like most democracies. In 2009, more people didn't vote at all than voted for Merkel's conservatives.

Sep 22, 2017 11:38 AM

AfD, CDU, SPD: Where do German parties stand on refugees, asylum and immigration?

Asylum and immigration are topics dominating German politics since Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the borders to refugees in 2015. Where do the right-wing AfD and the mainstream parties stand on the issue?

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.