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  • Ambassador Erica Barks-Ruggles, and Minister of Internal Security, Sheikh Mussa Fazil Harerimana signing a Letter of Agreement (U.S. Embassy Photo)

    U.S. to partner with Rwanda on Police Peacekeeping

    On April 22, 2015- Ambassador of the United States, Erica Barks-Ruggles, and Minister of Internal Security, Sheikh Mussa Fazil Harerimana, signed a Letter of Agreement for partnership on police peacekeeping.

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    21st Anniversary of the Genocide in Rwanda

    President Barack Obama releases a statement marking the 21st anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda.

  • Honoring Women of Courage

    Honoring Women of Courage

    U.S. Ambassador Barks-Ruggles honored four Rwandan women at an event held at her home to celebrate Women’s History Month.

  • Secretary John Kerry

    Launch of Solar Power Facility in Rwanda

    I welcome the completion and launch of an 8.5 MW solar installation in Rwanda by Gigawatt Global. This is the first utility-scale solar project to come online under the U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance (ACEF) program, which is now an integral part of Power Africa.


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  • Military Operations Against the FDLR
    Military Operations Against the FDLR

    January 29, 2015- The United States welcomes the announcement by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of the start of military operations against the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR).  

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    U.S. Renews Commitment to Rwanda's People

    The United States officially renewed its commitment to the Rwandan people by providing over $108 million of development assistance in late December 2014 to fund ongoing and new development projects. 

  • Ambassador Koran Swears in New Peace Corps Volunteers for Rwanda
    36 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn In

    December 5, 2014- U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda Donald W. Koran swore in 36 new Peace Corps Volunteers on December 05. They will focus on Education and English teaching in Rwanda’s secondary schools. 

  • 2014 YALI fellows from Rwanda (U.S. Embassy Photo)
    Rwanda’s Young Leaders Share Their Experience

    October 20, 2014- U.S. Embassy Kigali is pleased to share the stories of four promising young Rwandans who recently returned from the 2014 Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Washington Fellowship.  

  • Ambassador Koran with 2014 Self Help Fund Recipients (Embassy Photo)
    2014 U.S. Ambassador Self Help Awards

    On August 20, 2014, U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda Donald W. Koran signed Special Self Help Fund grant agreements with the representatives of eight Rwandan associations and cooperatives totaling approximately $50,000 for small business projects during the next year.  

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    Presidential Memorandum- Determination with Respect to the Child Soldiers Prevention

    September 30, 2014- Pursuant to section 404 of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 (CSPA) (title IV, Public Law 110-457), as amended, I hereby determine that it is in the national interest of the United States: to waive the application of the prohibition in section 404(a) of the CSPA with respect to Rwanda, Somalia, and Yemen. 

2016 Humphrey Call for Application

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    Interested in applying for the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program? The application deadline has been extended to June 30!  For more information visit our website.

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