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  • New Peace Corps Volunteers with Ambassador Erica Barks- Ruggles

    New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn In

    U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda Erica Barks-Ruggles swore in 26 new Peace Corps Volunteers today at her residence in Kacyiru. These Volunteers will work in Rwanda’s health sector, becoming part of the Rwandan Government’s First 1000 Days Initiative.

  • Ambassador Erica J. Barks-Ruggles giving a speech. Looking on is Jeanine Kambanda, Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary

    U.S. Independence Day

    On July 8, 2016, the U.S. Embassy Mission celebrated the 240th anniversary of U.S. Independence.

  • Secretary John Kerry

    Rwanda National Day

    June 1, 2016- Secretary Kerry's statement on Rwanda National Day

  • Ambassador Erica J. Barks-Ruggles giving her remarks

    Africa Carbon Forum

    The U.S. is working closely with governments around the world on local efforts to reduce global warming and mitigate the effects of climate change. Here in Rwanda we are working on a number of climate change and conservation priorities. I commend Rwanda for mainstreaming green growth into the country’s development strategy.


Embassy Headlines

  • 2015 Religious Freedom Report: Rwanda
    2015 Religious Freedom Report: Rwanda

    The State Department’s International Religious Freedom Reports documents the status of religious freedom in 200 countries and territories around the world. In Rwanda, U.S. Embassy representatives regularly engaged the government and religious leaders to promote religious diversity and tolerance. 

  • World Refugee Day
    Supporting Refugees in Rwanda

    June 20, 2016- On World Refugee Day, the United States Government reaffirms our strong partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Government of Rwanda in support of refugees who have found safety and shelter in Rwanda.  

  • Ambassador Barks-Ruggles meets with Rwandan Mufti Sheikh Salim Hitimana
    Interfaith Iftar Dinner

    On June 16, 2016- Ambassador Erika J. Barks-Ruggles hosted an Iftar Dinner at her residence. In her speech she welcomed all the guests and wished them Ramadan Mubarak. 

  • Ambassador Erica J. Barks-Ruggles
    Inauguration Ceremony for Kivuwatt Power Plant

    May 18, 2016- I am extremely proud of the work that this American company has done over the past few years to complete this project. It is truly a remarkable feat of engineering and persistence that has helped turn on the lights for nearly 45,000 Rwandan households, said Ambassador Erica J. Barks-Ruggles  

  • Ambassador Barks-Ruggles Erica delivering her speech
    U.S.Mission Remembers Fallen Colleagues

    Arpil 13, 2016- Ambassador Erica Barks-Ruggles remarks for the 22nd Genocide Commemoration at the U.S. Embassy Kigali. 

  • John Kerry, Secretary of State
    Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide

    April 7, 2016- We stand today with the people of Rwanda in paying tribute to the more than 800,000 men, women, and children who were savagely murdered in the Rwandan genocide twenty-two years ago.