Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (March 25, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:   Americans Still Planning to Depart? – Wednesday, March 25 Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  The Government of Rwanda suspended flights arriving in and departing from Kigali starting on March 20. At this point, we know of no additional commercial …

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Travel Assistance after Suspension of Flights

March 20, 2020 The U.S. Embassy understands that the suspension of flights in and out of Kigali after March 20, 2020, will make it difficult for American citizens seeking to return to the United States. Airlines, including KLM, may be able to operate a very limited number of additional flights on an emergency basis. It …

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Routine Visa Services Cancelled

Information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus: As of Monday, March 16, 2020, the United States Embassy in Kigali is cancelling routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible, but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. The MRV fee is valid and may be used …

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Notice of Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Embassy in Kigali and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB) announce an open competition for organizations to submit applications to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) and Rwandan citizens to actively engage in the government budget process and advocate for improved fiscal transparency.  Please find …

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U.S. Embassy in Kigali Remembers 26 Employees

Employees of the U.S. Embassy in Kigali held a memorial ceremony to honor 26 Mission employees who lost their lives during the genocide. Over 200 people participated in the event, including employees from the U.S. Department of State, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Department of Defense and …

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U.S. Embassy Kigali interview with Diane Kayiteta Kayitare

One on one Interview with Diane Kayiteta Kayitare as U.S. Embassy Kigali remembers the 26 U.S. Mission employees who lost their lives during the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda (https://rw.usembassy.gov/employees-remember/ ). Diane Kayiteta Kayitare is a surviving daughter of a former Mission employee, victim of the Genocide.

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Deputy Chief of Mission Matthew Roth

Matthew Roth arrived in Kigali, Rwanda as Deputy Chief of Mission in August 2016.  He was most recently the Chair for Diplomatic Studies at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  In this role he advised the Commandant on foreign policy and taught courses on national security and international affairs.  …

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Accident Involving U.S. Embassy Vehicle

The U.S. embassy community extends its deepest condolences to the families of the two children who died in a tragic accident involving an official embassy vehicle on 14 August, 2016.  We know the loss of any family member is hard, but it is especially difficult to lose a child.  Ambassador Barks-Ruggles personally visited the families …

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U.S. Mission in Kigali Remembers

The local employees’ association of the U.S. Mission in Kigali held a memorial ceremony on Wednesday, April 13 and a Walk to Remember on Friday, April 15 to honor the 25 Mission employees who lost their lives during the 1994 genocide. Rwandan employees of the U.S. Department of State, USAID, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), …

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