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  • 2014 YALI fellows from Rwanda (U.S. Embassy Photo)

    Rwanda’s Young Leaders Share Their Experience

    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.

  • Applications Open for 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship (State Department Photo)

    Applications Open for YALI Fellowship

    The U.S. Government is now accepting applications for the Summer 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship and invites young Rwandan leaders to apply for this exciting opportunity.


    U.S. Statement on Corpses in Lake Rweru

    The United States expresses its deep concern regarding the discovery of a number of corpses in July and August of this year in Lake Rweru, which borders Burundi and Rwanda.

  • 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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  • 2013 Child Labor Report (State Department Photo)
    Department of Labor Releases 2013 Child Labor Report

    In 2013, Rwanda made a minimal advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The Government of Rwanda approved its National Policy for the Elimination of Child Labor, its 5-year Action Plan to Combat Child Labor, and its Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy, which includes child labor issues. 

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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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 


  • Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2014

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  • Important Notice for Petitioners Filing form I-130(Department of State Photo)
    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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