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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali

Event:  The Rwanda National Police informed the public on October 5 that a group of militants entered Rwanda the previous day and engaged in hostilities in northwestern Rwanda near Volcanoes National Park, killing approximately nineteen civilians and injuring five.  The area near Volcanoes National Park is now secure, according to police reports. Armed groups operate in ...
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U.S. Embassy Launches Application for Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

U.S. Embassy Launches Academy for Women Entrepreneurs   Kigali – Monday, September 23, 2019   The U.S. Embassy in Kigali announces a call for applications for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a new Department of State initiative to support women entrepreneurs globally.  Through the academy, Rwanda women entrepreneurs aged 18-35 will receive personalized business ...
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U.S. Embassy Opens “Community Solutions Program” Exchange Application Period

Kigali –  September 20, 2019 The U.S. Embassy in Kigali is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for the 2020 Community Solutions Program exchange. Applications are now open and will close on October 30, 2019. Selected candidates will travel to the United States for an intensive professional development exchange program from August ...
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U.S.A. Now Accepting Online Applications for YALI 2020 Mandela Washington Fellowship

Kigali –  September 12, 2019 The U.S. government is now accepting online applications for the Summer 2020 Mandela Washington Fellowship and invites young Rwandan leaders aged 25-35 to apply for this exciting opportunity.  The fellowship will bring 700 of Africa’s most promising young leaders to top U.S. universities for a fully-funded six-week academic and leadership ...
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Secretary of Health and Human Services Visits Rwanda

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) Secretary Alex M. Azar II visited Rwanda September 14-15, 2019, as part of a regional visit. HHS released the following press releases about his visit to the region: Secretary Azar to Lead U.S. Delegation to Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Uganda Regarding Ebola Outbreak https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2019/09/09/secretary-azar-to-lead-u-s-delegation-to-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-rwanda-and-uganda-regarding-ebola-outbreak.html Secretary ...
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