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U.S. Embassy, University of Nebraska Launch Higher Ed Fellowship

KIGALI, Nov. 23, 2020 — The U.S. Embassy in Kigali and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln launched today the University Partnerships and Exchange (UPEX) Rwanda Program, an innovative fellowship that will provide mid-career administrators at Rwandan colleges and universities with a year of enrichment and practical training on university advancement and international partnerships. “We are proud to ...
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Record Number of Rwandan Students in the United States after 11.8% Increase

A record number of Rwandan students — 1,444 — studied in the United States during the recently-completed 2019-20 academic year, according to official U.S. government data released today. The new all-time high level is an 11.8 percent increase over the previous year and places Rwanda as sixth highest among all sub-Saharan African countries. Rwanda trails ...
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United States Donates More Medical Supplies To Fight Covid-19

Kigali—On Thursday, November 12, the United States donated more than 200 million Rwandan francs worth of medical supplies to Rwanda to protect doctors, nurses, other medical workers, and their patients from COVID-19.  U.S. Ambassador Peter H. Vrooman led a handover of a portion of the supplies at Nyamata Hospital, delivering boxes of N95 and surgical masks, surgical and non-surgical ...
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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: 11/12/2020 Country-Specific Information: Rwanda recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19 on March 14, 2020. At this time, Rwanda has resumed most business operations, including restaurants, hotels, shops and tourism operations. Bars remain closed. Schools are in the process of a phased reopening. National parks are open to visitors with a ...
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