“Shared Accord” Multilateral Exercises Boost Peacekeeping Preparedness

Gako, RWANDA – Nearly 200 participants from 15 nations and three international organizations gathered for the U.S. Army Africa-led exercise Shared Accord 2018 at the Rwandan Military Academy August 14-30, 2018.   “This exercise will help enhance participant understanding of the U.N. conduct of peace operations,” Maj. Gen. Innocent Kabandana, Rwanda Defense Force exercise co-director ...
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World AIDS Day and Tour du Rwanda Concert: Chargé d’Affaires Rich Michaels Remarks

Muraho!  Amakuru?? Abajeunes mumeze fresh?? How is everyone feeling tonight?  Are you excited to see some more great performances?  A big thanks to all our partners for being here since early this morning to provide you free health services and information.  How many of you have visited the various health booths here today?  Let’s give ...
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Ambassador Barks-Ruggles Remarks for American Corner Kigali at AUCA Official Opening

Ambassador Barks-Ruggles Remarks for American Corner Kigali at AUCA Official Opening Tuesday, August 29, 2017 @ 12:00 Rector Dr. Benson, Vice Rector Dr. Claver, representatives of the Ministry of Education and the Rwanda Education Board, ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to have the opportunity to officially open the American Corner Kigali at Adventist University ...
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U.S. Ambassador hosted an interfaith Iftar to observe Ramadan

On June 6, U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda Erica J. Barks-Ruggles,  hosted an interfaith Iftar to observe Ramadan and honor the Muslim community in Rwanda. Around 120 guests representing prominent members of the Muslim community, other religious, government, and civil society leaders, and Embassy staff responded to the invitation. Deputy Mufti Sheikh Swaleh Nshimiyimana was the ...
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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. Ambassador’s Remarks at the Inauguration Ceremony for Culligan International’s Nzove Water Treatment Plant

Your Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, Honorable Minister of Finance Ambassador Claver Gatete Honorable Minister of Infrastructure James Musoni WASAC CEO James Sano Culligan East Africa and Central Asia (EACA) CEO Beyhan Nakiboglu and Senior Vice President Laurence Bower Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, all Protocols Observed. I am very honored ...
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