Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in Sweden


The Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda has the honour to inform the public that on Friday, April 19, 2019 and Monday, April 22, 2019 the Embassy will remain closed in observance of Good Friday and Easter Monday. The Embassy will reopen on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

Stockholm, April 18, 2019

List of Events in the Nordic Countries to Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi 

*We will update this information as more details come in. Visit again or contact us for clarification.

  1. April 7th, 2019–Walk to Remember (11hr at Norra Latin, Stockholm(Kinyarwanda)
  2. April 7th, 2019– Commemoration ceremony in Kinyarwanda (14:30hr at Fabriken, Textilgatan 31, Stockholm)
  3. April 10th, 2019–Stockholm Walk to Remember(14:30 starting from Norrmalmstorg–NOTE that this event was previously scheduled to start from Sergelstorg (Plattan)ending at Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre)
  4. April 10th, 2019–Stockholm Commemoration in English (15:00-16:15 Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre)
  5. April 11th, 2019–Copenhagen (14:30-17:00, UN City, Marmorvej 51, Copenhagen. Event Co-organised with UN Women and Denmark MFA)
  6. April 13th, 2019–Film Screening (Dansmuseet, Stockholm)
  7. April 30th, 2019–Oslo (15:00-16:15, Litteraturhuset, Oslo)

EAC Business & Investment Forum 2019

Theme: Green Cities in East Africa

Read more: https://www.sweacc.se/eac-forum 

Reserve your seat by pressing the link: https://simplyevents.io/bif19



The Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda has the honour to inform the public that on December 24th – 26thas well as on December 31st, January 1stand2ndthe embassywill be closed in observance of Christmas and New Year holidays.

Regular opening hours apply on December 27th, 28thand from January 3rdonwards.


Stockholm, 20thDecember 2018

Rwanda records drop in poverty levels

By Eugène Kwibuka/NewTimes

More Rwandans registered a significant improvement in their living conditions despite a marginal drop in poverty levels over the last three years, according National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR).

Poverty levels dropped by one percentage point from 39.1 per cent in the 2013/14 fiscal year to 38.2 per cent in 2016/17, the statistics body said in its fifth Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey (EICV5), launched on Thursday.

The Director General of NISR, Yusuf Murangwa, said that the slow drop in poverty was due to sustained drought that hit the country in 2016, roiling agricultural output. More

Amasaha n’aho amatora y’Abadepite azabera kuri iki Cyumweru- Sunday September 2nd, 2018

PUBLIC HOLIDAY: Closed Today August 15, 2018

The Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda   has the honour to inform the public that on Wednesday August 15th,the Embassy will remain closed for business in observance of a public holiday and will reopen on Thursday 16thAugust, 2018. For more information: Embassy closed

PUBLIC HOLIDAY: Closed Today August 3, 2018

The Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda   has the honour to inform the public that on Friday 3rdAugust,the Embassy will remain closed for business in observance of a public holiday and will reopen on Monday 6thAugust, 2018.




Amatora y’abagize Inteko Nshingamategeko y’u Rwanda muri Nordics/ Rwanda    Parliamentary Elections 2018

Ambasade iributsa Abanyarwanda batuye Sweden, Norway, Finland na Iceland ko hazaba amatora y’abagize Inteko Nshingamategeko y’u Rwanda –Umutwe w’abadepite ku itariki ya 2 y’u kwezi kwa Cyenda 2018. Itangazo ririmo ubusobanuro murarisanga hano: Rwanda Parliamentary elections 2018

Xi arrives as Rwanda, China seek stronger ties

The NewTimes: President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan of China arrived in Rwanda yesterday evening at 8:30 p.m to begin a two-day state visit.

The visiting president was received by his Rwandan counterpart, President Paul Kagame, and First Lady Jeannette Kagame accompanied by top government officials. More

Vacancy Announcement

The Deadline for applying to any of the job vacancies below is June 10, 2018. All applications should be sent to: ambastockholm@minaffet.gov.rw 

Executive Assistant profile, Skills and Qualifications:

 Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently on projects and administration, applying appropriate administrative expertise and decision-making
  • carrying out specific projects and research in politics and  business
  • Ability to prioritize and execute multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment while working under tight deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written language skillsin English and Swedish. Good knowledge of Kinyarwanda and/or French.
  • Excellent skills in preparation of speeches, lectures, presentations and periodic reports
  • Excellent computer skills, including but not limited to, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and MS Power Point
  • Problem-Solving Skills and ability to make recommendations that effectively resolve problems by using judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, and regulation both in Rwanda and Sweden.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent Presentation Skills, communication skills and professional use of social media
  • Flexibility and reliability
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with professionalism and confidentiality
  • Polite and friendly attitude towards colleagues and Embassy’s visitors


  1. At least Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations or in International/Public Business or in Political Sciences.
  2. Minimum proven three (3)  years experience in an Embassy or other public institution, assisting at or working closely with the leadership of the institution

Administrative Assistant and IT officer:profile, Skills and Qualifications:

 Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently on projects and administration
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and the ability to prioritize work
  • Ability to execute multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment and to work under tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Proficient in verbal and written skillsin English and Swedish. Good knowledge of Kinyarwanda and/or French
  •  Ability to handle the newsletter/circular notes  of the Embassy  in English and Kinyarwanda (research, editing, graphic and  sending out)
  • Ability to create and manage a digital filling system and data base of Embassy’s contacts and other relevant information
  • Excellent computer skills, including but not limited to, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and MS Power Point.
  • Ability to professionally provide IT support and maintenance (software and hardware) at all levels at the Embassy
  • Flexibility and reliability
  •  Ability to handle sensitive information with professionalism and confidentiality
  • Polite and friendly attitude towards colleagues and Embassy’s visitors


  1. At least Bachelor’s Degree in International Business Management or Public Administration or in political Sciences or in ICT
  2. Minimum proven two (2)  years working experience in  project management,  in IT services  or other related experience
  3. Driver’s licence would be an advantage


Office Administrator: profile, Skills and Qualifications

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong organizational skills and practical thinking
  • Ability to work independently on different assignments with problem solving attitude and the ability to multi-task and respect deadlines
  • Good language skills (verbal and written) in English and Swedish. Good knowledge of Kinyarwanda and/or French
  • Good computer skills, including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and MS Power Point.
  • Flexibility and reliability
  • Ability to drive the embassy’s cars in accordance with Embassy policies and procedures
  • Ability to ensure safe driving and compliance with general traffic regulations;
  • Good knowledge of vehicle maintenance such as refueling, oil changing, and other minor task and cleanliness
  • Ability  to deal peacefully and calmly with unforeseen circumstances or delays and use advanced driving techniques to better improve time management and safety
  • To undertake all duties related to Embassy’s logistics and maintain updated inventory of Embassy assets
  • Management of the Embassy store: maintaining detailed records and  ensure timely purchasing of needed material
  • Polite and friendly attitude towards colleagues and Embassy’s visitors


  1. At least Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management,  International, Public  or office Administration
  2. At least proven two (2)  years’ experience as office administrator, office assistant or equivalent/relevant position
  3. Driver’s licence

Genocide Commemoration in Sweden

April 7th (Ceremony in Kinyarwanda)

Time: 14:30

Venue: Immanuelskyrkan, Kungstensgatan 17, Stockholm

April 10th (Ceremony in English)

Time: 14:30

Venue: Citykonferensen, Malmskillnadsgatan 46, Stockholm


Video: Development in Rwanda

By Nordic African Media Hub

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.

Find details here

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

Read more here.

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.

Read more here.

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.

Read more.

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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Amasaha naho amatora ya Perezida w’u Rwanda azabera muri Nordic Countries

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

University of Rwanda Concept Note_Research Development

Job Vacancy Announcement–Driver

Job Vacancy Announcement–Driver. 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


Itangazo rigenewe abizatabira itorero indangamirwa



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.

Read more.


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.

Read more.



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