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Statement from the Government Spokesperson

Kigali, 22 January, 2018

In these times of global migration crisis, Rwanda wishes to reiterate its firm determination to contribute, as much as possible, to the issue of men, women and children who find themselves on the treacherous road of exile.

Rwanda’s position on migrants, wherever they may originate from, was informed and shaped by a sentiment of compassion towards African brothers and sisters who are today perishing in high seas, sold on the markets like cattle or expelled from the countries in which they sought shelter. Rwanda is ready to help in whatever limited way it could, by welcoming anyone arriving at its borders in need of a home, voluntarily and without any constraint.

In reference to the rumors that have been recently spread in the media, the Government of Rwanda wishes to inform that it has never signed any secret deal with Israel regarding the relocation of African migrants. In this regard, Rwanda’s policy vis-à-vis Africans in need of a home, temporary or permanent, within the country’s means, remains “open doors”.


Statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and East African Community

Kigali, 22 November, 2017: Rwanda, like the rest of the world, was horrified by the images of the tragedy currently unfolding in Libya, where African men, women and children who were on the road to exile, have been held and turned into slaves. Given Rwanda’s political philosophy and our own history, we cannot remain silent when human beings are being mistreated and auctioned off like cattle.

The Government and people of Rwanda stand in solidarity with our African brothers and sisters still held in captivity. Rwanda may not be able to welcome everyone but our door is wide open. We are ready to work closely with the African Union, the private sector, as well as other friends and partners to ensure that we can provide minimum comfort to those in need.


Communiqué du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, de la Coopération et de la Communauté de l’Afrique de l’Est

Kigali, le 22 Novembre, 2017  Le Rwanda, comme le monde entier, a vu avec horreur les images du drame qui se joue en ce moment en Lybie, où des hommes, des femmes et des enfants qui ont décidé de prendre le chemin de l’exil se retrouvent réduits en esclavage. Considérant la philosophie politique du Rwanda actuel et notre histoire, nous ne pouvons pas rester silencieux alors que des êtres humains se font maltraiter et vendre comme du bétail.

Le Gouvernement et le peuple Rwandais tiennent aujourd’hui à exprimer un message de solidarité envers nos frères et sœurs africains encore retenus captifs. Le Rwanda n’a pas la prétention de pouvoir accueillir tout le monde, mais la porte est grande ouverte. Nous sommes prêts à collaborer étroitement avec l’Union Africaine, le secteur privé et les autres partenaires amis du Rwanda, pour pouvoir assurer des conditions d’accueil et de confort minimum à ceux qui en auront besoin.


From Jan 1, 2018, Visa on arrival in Rwanda for ALL Nationalities

Effective January 1, 2018, ravellers from across the world will receive a 30-day visa upon arrival at a Rwandan point (airport of boarder crossing) of entry. No prior application for a visa will be required.

Previously, only African passport holders and a few other countries could receive visas at Rwanda entry points without prior application.

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Sweden Scholarships (Rwandan students elegible)

Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS)

Do you have ambition, leadership experience and a strong professional background? You could study for a master’s degree in Sweden on a fully-funded Swedish Institute scholarship.


VIDEO: University of Rwanda – Enabling a knowledge based society

Your step-by-step guide to investment related procedures in Rwanda

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Kagame to Cabinet: We must do things differently

After officiating the swearing-in ceremony of the new Cabinet, President Kagame called on ministers to do things differently.


Embassy is closed Friday 1 September

The Embassy is closed Friday 1 September on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.

Regional cooperation key to growth of tourism – Kagame

President Paul Kagame has said that the African tourism sector can accelerate its pace of growth by increasing regional and continental collaboration which would ease movement of citizens.

President Kagame with top officials at the Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali yesterday. Left-right; US Ambassador to Rwanda Erica Barks-Ruggles, Florizelle Liser, the CEO of Corporate Council for Africa; Dr Mukhisa Kituyi, the UNCTAD secretary-general; and Clare Akamanzi, the CEO of Rwanda Development Board. Village Urugwiro.


Source: The New Times

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Uppsala University Officials visit University of Rwanda

On Monday the 21st August 2017 a delegation from one of Sweden’s best Universities visited the University of Rwanda to discuss possible areas of future collaboration. The Swedish team was led by Prof. Leif Kirsebom, a specialist in cell and molecular biology and others in the delegation included Kay Svensson, the university deputy director, Monica Martensson, Cecilia Oman and Helena Eklund.

Source: University of Rwanda website.

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Rwanda can’t compromise its values, vision – Mushikiwabo

Minister Mushikiwabo addresses the congregation at Kagame’s inauguration at Amahoro Stadium.

Rwanda is a country that has come from far and wants to go very far, Foreign Affairs and Cooperation minister Louise Mushikiwabo said, reaffirming the country’s vision for socio-economic transformation.

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Source: The New Times


Inaugural address by President Kagame

Kigali, August 18

Today is a day of celebration and a day to thank each of you. Today is a day of renewal and gratitude. I would therefore like to begin by thanking those who have joined us here.

The presence of so many brothers and sisters from around Africa honours our nation deeply and gives us strength. We thank you. Africa has been with Rwanda when we needed you most.

Source: The New Times

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National Employment Programme gets Rwf6.2 billion Swedish support

National Employment Programme gets Rwf6.2 billion Swedish support

Source: The New Times

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Rwanda to host the First WHO Africa Health Forum

Rwanda will this Month host the first ever Africa Health Forum organized by the World Health Organization African Region. The forum themed: Putting people first: The Road to Universal Health Coverage in Africa will take place from 27 to 28 June at the Kigali Convention Centre.

Source: The New Times

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Concept Note for University of Rwanda-Sweden Program 2018-2023

University of Rwanda Concept note for research Development 2018-2023. Click on the link for Details

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Rwandan envoy presents credentials in Denmark

The Rwandan envoy to Denmark, with residence in Sweden, Christine Nkulikiyinka, on Friday presented her Letters of Credence to Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark in a colourful ceremony at Amalienborg Palace in the Danish capital Copenhagen.

Read more: The New Times


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Kwibuka23: Nordic countries mark Genocide anniversary

STOCKHOLM: Hundreds of Rwandans, government officials, the business community, civil society and friends of Rwanda observed the 23rd commemoration of the genocide against the Tutsi at ceremonies held in various cities across Nordic countries on Friday and Saturday.

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Source:  The New Times


Programme of the 23rd Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tusti (In the Nordic countries)

Rwandan Community in the Nordic Countries

Programme of the 23rd Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tusti, RWANDA

  • Sweden

Friday, 7th April: At City Conference, Ingenjörshuset Malmskillnadsgatan 46, 111 84 Stockholm

Saturday, 8th April: At Immanuelskyrkan, Kungstensgatan 17, Stockholm, T-Rådmansgatan

  • Norvege

Saturday, 8th April 2017 at Enerhauggatan4, Oslo

  • Danmark

Saturday, 8th April 2017 at Telefonvej 8, Soborg

  • Finland

Saturday, 8th April 2017 at Matarankatu 6 A 1, 40100, Jyväskylä

President Kagame meets Pope Francis

President Paul Kagame on Monday held talks with Pope Francis, at the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City.

Source: The New Times

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Rwandan envoy presents credentials in Iceland

The Rwandan Ambassador to Iceland with residence in Sweden, Christine Nkulikiyinka on Wednesday presented her letters of credence to the President of Iceland, Mr. Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson.

Source: The New Times

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African cooperation ideal in face of nationalistic trends, Kagame says

President Paul Kagame has called for deeper intra-Africa trade and closer cooperation in the face of global uncertainty due to growing nationalistic trends witnessed in some global economic giants.

Source: The New Times

EAC Gender Equality Bill drops in as ‘a special Women’s Day present’

Regional lawmakers intend to conclude debate and pass the EAC Gender Equality and Development Bill, 2016, today as the “best present women can get on International Women’s Day.”

Source: The New Times


Rwandan envoy presents credentials in Finland

The Rwandan ambassador to Finland, with residence in Sweden, Christine Nkulikiyinka on Tuesday presented her letters of credence to H.E. President Sauli Niinistö of Finland.


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Source: The New Times



Rwanda is Africa’s 3rd least corrupt country in sub-Saharan Africa

The Corruption Perception Index, released yesterday in Kigali, placed Rwanda alongside Mauritius as third least corrupt country in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Rwanda, Norway seek closer ties

The Rwandan Ambassador to Norway, with residence in Sweden, Christine Nkulikiyinka, yesterday presented her letters of credence to King Harald V of Norway.


Ambassador Nkulikiyinka with King Harald V of Norway after presenting her credentials. Photo by NTB


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Rwanda is ready for business, Kagame tells Indian investors

President Paul Kagame has emphasised Rwanda’s readiness to discuss and engage in business with investors from all across the world as the country seeks to be a business hub.

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President Paul Kagame in India for business summit

President Paul Kagame is today afternoon scheduled to speak at the opening ceremony of the Eighth Vibrant Gujarat Summit, a global business forum in India.

The President will also hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Modi as well as meet with the Minister for Gujarat State, Pradipsinh Jadeja.

The bi-annual Vibrant Gujarat Summit which opens today is an investment promotion platform aiming towards inclusive and sustainable development.

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Speaker Mukabalisa leads parliamentary delegation to Sweden

The Rwandan lawmakers are in Sweden at the invitation of the Swedish parliament. The visit follows missions to Rwanda by two Swedish parliamentary committees and several trade delegations on different occasions since the beginning of the year.

Speaker of Parliament Mukabalisa Donatille and delegation received by Speaker of Swedish parliament Urban Ahlin at the Swedish Parliament.

Source: The new Times

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Rwanda maintains second spot in 2017 World Bank Doing Business report

The 2017 World Bank Doing Business Report has ranked Rwanda 2nd in Africa after Mauritius.

And globally, Rwanda has improved six places ranking 56th out of 190 countries.

Source: The New Times.

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Government of Rwanda Statement on the Passing of Kigeli V Ndahindurwa

Kigali, 18 October 2016

It is with sadness that the Government of Rwanda has learned of the passing of Kigeli V Ndahindurwa, the former King of Rwanda.

The former king was deported to Tanganyika by the Belgian colonial government on 2 October 1961. He later lived in Uganda, then Kenya, before settling in 1992 in the United States, where he passed away on 16 October 2016.

The Government of Rwanda has not yet been informed by the family regarding the final resting place and funeral arrangements. When they make their preferences known, the Government stands ready to provide any necessary support.


Take a ride on Rwanda’s smart bus

The city of Kigali has been rolling out smart busses that offer Wi-Fi and a cashless payment system.

CNN’s Eleni Giokos went there to test them out. More

How Rwanda Turned a Toxic Menace Into a Source of Power

President Paul Kagame has officially opened a new facility that draws energy from methane trapped deep underwater Lake Kivu, straddling the borders of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, offers a landscape of extraordinary beauty, framed by towering volcanoes and lush green slopes rich with tea, coffee and banana plantations. More

Swedish Court Sentences Man to Life in Prison for Role in Rwanda Genocide

STOCKHOLM — A Swedish court convicted a 61-year-old man on Monday of taking part in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and sentenced him to life in prison. The case was noteworthy for being part of a transnational effort to hold people accountable for crimes against humanity, no matter where those crimes occurred. More

Kagame: New methane plant brings hope to addressing energy challenges

President Paul Kagame yesterday inaugurated the Kivu-Watt Gas Power Plant located in the Western Province’s Karongi District, describing it as a sign of what is possible for efforts to address energy challenges in the country. The new 26-MW power plant, fired by methane gas from Lake Kivu, was built by American energy firm ContourGlobal, which the Rwandan government gave a 25-year concession to produce 100 megawatts from Lake Kivu. More

Rwanda Cultural Fashion night impresses

Rwanda Cultural Fashion night was held on Saturday at Goethe Institute in Kigali with visiting designers giving it a regional touch. It was a truly night fashion and style lovers in Rwanda came together to witness the creations of those that have made fashion and design their passion. The evening was organized by the founder of Rwanda Cultural Fashion show Celestin Ntawirema with the support of Goethe Institute and others. Guest designers from Kenya and Tanzania joined their Rwandan counterparts to showcase their creations. More


Lion Cubs Are Born in Rwanda in Boost to Predator’s Fortunes

Three lion cubs were born in a wildlife park in Rwanda, boosting efforts to restore the country’s lion population, which was wiped out following the country’s 1994 genocide. African Parks, a Johannesburg-based group that manages Akagera National Park in Rwanda, said the mother is 11-year-old Shema, one of seven lions transported from South Africa to Rwanda last year. Their father, Ntwari, is five years old, one of two males in the group from South Africa. More

World Economic Forum on Africa kicks off in Rwanda

Rwanda’s ambitions to become a global conference hub got a huge boost on Wednesday when President Paul Kagame opened the 26th annual World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa. This year’s conference is the biggest event ever to be held in Kigali, with more than 1,500 high ranking politicians, business executives and academics descending on the capital for three days of talks. More



Spotlight on Rwanda as WEF opens in Kigali

All eyes on Rwanda. From within the continent to Europe, Asia and further in the Americas, the global focus is on Kigali as the World Economic Forum for Africa opens, today, convening about 1,500 delegates for deliberations on a range of the continent’s economic aspects, including analysing opportunities and risks with a bias for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. More

Govt lays out strategy to promote Made-in-Rwanda

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has laid out a new strategy to promote Made-in-Rwanda products. Dubbed the “Domestic Market Recapturing Strategy,” the plan involves collaborative efforts of the media to boost Made-in-Rwanda campaign. The new strategy, announced yesterday, identified key potential areas to recapture the domestic market and highlights a series of activities to facilitate the campaign. More

New digital fabrication lab to boost Made-in-Rwanda drive

Made-in-Rwanda, a campaign that was conceptualised to ensure locally produced commodities are given precedence over imports to help narrow trade deficit, is set to receive a huge boost. The boost has come in the form of Rwanda’s first Digital Fabrication Lab (Fab Lab). Works to install equipment at the facility, which is hosted at Telecom House in Kigali, are ongoing with the assistance of personnel from the United States’ Massachusetts Institute of Technology. More

Rwanda-Tanzania trade forum slated for May

A trade forum between Rwanda and Tanzania is scheduled to be held in Kigali next month as the two countries’ business communities look to enhance ties. The May 20 forum aims to promote trade and investments, as well as bilateral partnerships between the business actors from the two East African Community (EAC) partner states, according to organizers. More

Regional countries team up in implementation of SDGs

Four regional countries have teamed for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by world leaders in September last year. Under the Great Lakes Sustainable Development Solutions Network; Rwanda, Burundi, DR Congo and the Republic Congo are supporting the domestication of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local, national, and regional levels. More

Gasabo takes lead in online service delivery

Gasabo residents can afford to smile after their district became the first to issue a directive that all digitized government services shall be offered online. The new development will see the valuable time spent acquiring documents such as land titles, birth and marriage certificates from the district offices, drastically reduced. Today these services are offered through Irembo, an online eGovernment portal operated by RwandaOnline, a Rwandan private company in a Public Private Partnership with the Government of Rwanda. More

How Rwanda is stimulating investment through a diaspora business hub

Rwandans in the diaspora have established the Diaspora Business Incubator, a platform that will serve as a go-to support hub for all diaspora related investments and services to ease the country’s aims to fast-track investment back home to meet the Vision 2020 agenda. “The remittances have been growing, last year the remittances from diaspora was more than what the coffee and tea [industry] brought into the country and this is what the National Bank gave out,” said Jabo Butera, Co-founder and CEO of the Diaspora Business Incubator (BDI). More

Nordic countries in 22nd Genocide commemoration

Senior government officials, diplomats, civil society, the business community and friends of Rwanda gathered on Monday in Stockholm to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. This followed similar events over the weekend involving hundreds of Rwandans in distant cities across the Nordic countries. More

Which are the fastest growing countries in Africa?

Sub-Saharan Africa’s positive economic outlook has come under pressure from changes in the global economy. The continent’s overall growth is expected to remain just below 5% in 2016. Nevertheless, there are some economies that are not only weathering the storm, but showing steadfast determination to innovate and grow. More

Rwanda Visitor Guide 2018

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