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    Ambassador Power on Violence in Burundi

    The United States is alarmed by the escalating violence in Burundi and dangerous, irresponsible rhetoric on the part of the government, loyalist militias, violent anti-government forces and criminal elements, said Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in a Statement.

  • Ambassador Barks-Ruggles Erica delivering her speech

    U.S. Ambassador at iPAD Opening Ceremony

    The U.S. Embassy here in Kigali is engaged with the private sector and government to help significantly ramp-up power generation and access in Rwanda, said the Ambassador in her remarks.


    Attorney General at the Interpol Summit

    Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch attended and delivered remarks at 84th Interpol General Assembly, held in Kigali.

  • With Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein looking on, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the release of the 2014 Report on International Religious Freedom, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on October 14, 2015. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

    Report on International Religious Freedom

    The purpose of this annual report is to highlight the importance of religious freedom not by lecturing but through advocacy and through persuasion.

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  • Immigrant Visa Processing Returns to Kigali
    Immigrant Visas 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. 

  • 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

    August 20, 2015- 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).  

  • 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.