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  • 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.

  • USAfrica Leaders Summit (U.S Department Photo)

    U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Primer

    The United States-Africa Leaders Summit is an historic opportunity for the United States and partners on the African continent to strengthen ties and highlight America’s longstanding commitment to investing in Africa’s development and people.

  • United States Sports Envoys conducting basketball and life skills camps with young Rwandan Girls (Embassy Photo)

    "Girls Can Play Too” in Rwanda

    From July 26 - August 3, 2014, two women basketball stars from the United States conducted basketball and life skills camps in Rwanda as part of the U.S. Department of State’s SportsUnited sports envoy program.

  • 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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  • Ambassador Koran’s Remarks celebrating Independence Day (Embassy Photo)
    Embassy Celebrates U.S. Independence

    July 10, 2014- "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

    From July 7-11, 2014, 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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    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.  


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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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