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  • Immigrant Visa Processing Returns to Kigali

    Immigrant Visa to Be Processed in Kigali

    The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that as of October 1, 2015, immigrant visa cases for residents of Rwanda will be processed from the Embassy in Kigali.

  • Hajj and Eid al-Adha

    President Obama’s message on Hajj and Eid al-Adha

    As more than 2 million Muslims from around the world and across the United States mark the end of their holy pilgrimage of Hajj in Mecca, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to Muslims around the world celebrating Eid al-Adha.

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    Constitutional Reform Commission

    The United States notes with concern the decision by Rwanda’s Parliament and President Paul Kagame to establish a Constitutional Reform Commission that may amend or remove executive term limits and permit President Kagame to seek a third term in 2017.

  • U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda Erica J. Barks-Ruggles presenting the grant to CNLG Executive Secretary and the Mayor of Bugesera

    U.S. Grant to Preserve Nyamata Memorial

    The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the award of a USD $87,000 (approximately 63.5 million RWF) grant from the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation to the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG).


Embassy Headlines

  • Trafficking in Persons Report 2015
    Trafficking in Persons Report 2015

    27 July 2015 - Secretary Kerry: "This TIP Report should be read as a call to action. We must never, ever, allow a price tag to be attached to the heart, soul, and freedom of a fellow human being. " 

  • Ambassador Erica J. Barks-Ruggles proposing a toast.
    Embassy Kigali Celebrates Fourth of July

    July 4, 2015- It is such a pleasure to welcome you this evening as we celebrate not only the anniversary of our independence, which was on July 4th, but the shared anniversary of Rwanda’s Liberation on the same date, said Ambassador Erica J. Barks-Ruggles. 

  • 2014 Human Rights Reports
    Rwanda: 2014 Human Rights Report

    The Human Rights Reports detail the violence and abuse suffered both at the hands of governments and of non-state actors by people all over the world.    »

  • Ambassador Erica J. Barks-Ruggles with students and Embassy staff at the kickoff event of Everybody Reads Campaign (Embassy Photo)
    2015 Everybody Reads Campaign

    June 8, 2015- The U.S. Embassy announced the kickoff of its fourth annual campaign to encourage a love of reading, at an event attended by U.S. Ambassador Erica J. Barks-Ruggles. This year, the book selected is the young adult classic "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L’Engle.  

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    U.S. Embassy Concerned by Suspension of BBC

    June 06, 2015- The United States Embassy shares the disappointment of the United Kingdom and the European Union Heads of Mission in Rwanda regarding the decision to extend the suspension of BBC's Kinyarwanda service indefinitely. 

  • Rwanda: Annual Child Labor Report

    In 2014, Rwanda made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The Government of Rwanda secured funding to continue the Rwanda Demobilization and Reintegration Commission Child Rehabilitation Program, provided funding for districts to implement child protection programs, created District Steering Committees on Child Labor in all 30 districts 

  • Honoring Women of Courage
    Honoring Women of Courage

    March 19, 2015- U.S. Ambassador Barks-Ruggles honored four Rwandan women at an event held at her home to celebrate Women’s History Month.