Kigali - Post Report Question and Answers

Is it easy to make friends with locals here? Are there any prejudices or any ethnic groups who might feel uncomfortable here?

Not easy to make local friends. The genocide made a lot of locals suspicious of everyone around them. - Jan 2022

See response to #2 with regards to making friends with locals. With regards to prejudices, if you're Black American and driving, police might assume you're Rwandan and stop you at a checkpoint, but as soon as they'd realize you were a diplomat, you'd be fine. - Jul 2020

Rwandans are, on average, hard to make friends with. Perhaps it's always been this way; perhaps it's because of 1994. They will be polite and make for good acquaintances, but if it rare you will visit a home and become a meaningful part of their life. - Sep 2019

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