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  • President Obama giving his remarks at the Summit

    2014 YALI Presidential Summit

    On July 28, 2014, President Barack Obama welcomed 500 of Africa's most inspiring young people to the 2014 Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Washington Fellows to Washington, DC at the YALI Presidential Summit.

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    New Visa Appointment System

    The U.S. Embassy in Rwanda will use a new and improved visa fee payment and appointment system starting Monday, July 28, 2014

  • Ambassador Koran’s Remarks celebrating Independence Day (Embassy Photo)

    Embassy Celebrates U.S. Independence

    "We share our celebration with our gracious hosts here in Rwanda on the heels of their own independence and liberation," Ambassador Koran said in his remarks.

  • USAID DAA Katie Taylor in Gakenke District hearing from local community health workers supported through USAID's Family Health Project.

    USAID Global Health Leader Visits Rwanda

    Last week, the USAID’s Deputy Assistant Administrator for Global Health, Katie Taylor, visited Rwanda as the last stop on a three country trip to Africa.


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  • Secretary Kerry
    Rwanda's National Day

    July 1, 2014- Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry on Rwanda's National Day. 

  • Ambassador Launches Youth Council (Embassy Photo)
    Ambassador Launches Youth Council

    Ambassador Donald Koran launched the inaugural meeting of the Ambassador’s Youth Council, a body comprising Rwandan youth and representatives from Rwandan groups focused on youth issues in the country. 

  • Americans and Rwandans together for LGBT Graffiti on the Embassy's wall. (Embassy Photo)
    LGBT Pride and Human Rights with Graffiti Show

    Rwandans and Americans joined at the U.S. Embassy in Kigali Tuesday to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) Pride Month in Rwanda by turning the U.S. Embassy’s wall into a canvas. 

  • Inganzo Literary Journal(Embassy Photo)
    U.S. Embassy Supports Inganzo Literary Journal

    June 11, 2014- The U.S. Embassy in Kigali is proud to support the Inganzo literary journal, a cooperation between the U.S. Embassy in Kigali and the Literature and Linguists Student Association (LLSA) at the University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences in Huye.  

  • Ambassador Koran Hosts YALI Fellows
    Ambassador Koran Hosts YALI Fellows

    On June 9, 2014, U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda Donald Koran hosted Rwanda’s six Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Washington Fellows prior to their departure for a six-week exchange, training, and networking program in the United States. 

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    Ongoing Detentions and Arrests in Rwanda

    The United States is deeply concerned by the arrest and disappearance of dozens of Rwandan citizens in Rwanda over the past two months.  


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    Important Notice for Petitioners Filing form I-130

    Petitioners residing overseas will no longer be able to routinely file Forms I-130, Petitions for Alien Relative, with U.S. Embassies and Consulates except in locations where U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has a public counter presence within the Embassy or Consulate.  Follow the link for more information.

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