1. German Ambassador meets with H.E. President of the United Republic of Tanzania
  2. Frigate “BAYERN”, the command ship of the international anti-piracy operation “ATALANTA”, moored at the port of Dar es Salaam
  3. Steinmeier in Tanzania: Regional integration is a win-win strategy

German Ambassador meets with H.E. President of the United Republic of Tanzania

German Ambassador, Egon Kochanke, meets with H.E. President John P. Magufuli at State House. Both discuss a wide range of bilateral issues such as development cooperation and private investments. Tanzania Head of State briefs Ambassador about Burundi crisis and latest developments on Zanzibar. Ambassador Kochanke is impressed by the President’s drive to fight corruption and his work style “Hapakazi tu!”.

Frigate “BAYERN”, the command ship of the international anti-piracy operation “ATALANTA”, moored at the port of Dar es Salaam

The navy frigate named after the German federal state of Bavaria boasts a length of almost 140 metres and carries more than 220 soldiers. Among them is the force commander of the operation “ATALANTA”, Rear Admiral Jan C. Kaack, who commands the anti-piracy operation off the Somali coast and in adjoining waterways of the Indian Ocean. Operation “Atalanta” has almost eradicated piracy in the waterways it controls: While pirate attacks were carried out against 174 ships in 2011 with 736 seafarers held hostage, there was not a single attack recorded in 2015. The composition of the operation varies. Typically it comprises four to six warships, two to three military aircraft and a total of 1200 soldiers. The operation is carried out on the basis of a UN-Security Council resolution and as part of the European Union’s common defence and security policy. It is also supported with contributions from non-EU-countries such as Norway, Serbia, Montenegro, the Ukraine, New Zealand and most recently Columbia.

Steinmeier in Tanzania: Regional integration is a win-win strategy

Foreign Minister Steinmeier arrived at the foot of Kilimanjaro on the last leg of his four-country trip. That left him only a brief half‑day visit before flying back to Hamburg in time for Monday morning and the funeral of former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt. The Tanzania visit was kept on the programme even though time was tight as the country plays a particularly important role in regional integration in East Africa. The Foreign Minister averred that Germany was very interested in the development of the EAC because of its own experience. Germany’s economic success, he explained, would not have been possible without the European Union. As he put it, regional cooperation was a “win-win strategy” which would benefit all involved in the long term, even though the journey may not always be easy. That, he said, was why Germany had invested more than 213 million euros in cooperating with the EAC since 1998. “We intend,” Steinmeier pledged, “to keep up and even intensify that positive collaboration.” Afterwards, Steinmeier presented the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) with two surveillance aircraft to aid their efforts to tackle poaching in the region.

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Germany’s G20 presidency

Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers will meet in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.

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GERMANY CONTRIBUTES 40 MILLION EUROS FOR HEALTH IN THE EAC

The Federal Republic of Germany,  KfW Development Bank  and the EAC signed Financing Agreements of 40 million euros in total, to support regional immunization programme and establishment and operations of the Regional Laboratory Network for Communicable Diseases. 30 million euros in financial assistance will be invested in immunization programmes in the EAC in collaboration with GAVI in order to reduce child mortality in the region. Another 10 million euros in financial assistance will be used for a Regional Laboratory Network for Communicable Diseases consisting of mobile laboratory units located at national reference laboratories.

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Extension of "Tumaini la Mama" Project‎ to Mtwara and Lindi

The Programme supports pregnant women and their newborns through the National Health Insurance Fund. By enrolling in the NHIF, they receive access to improved health care services from the first antenatal visit until the child's first birthday‎. The programmr has already enrolled 500.000 mothers and their babies in the regions of Mbeya, Songwe and Tanga and is now being extended to Mtwara and Lindi. All accredited public and private hospitals can participate. These facilities increase their income by claiming their services to NHIF, and in turn can spend the money on improving their services, equipment and drug supply. In Mbeya, as a result of the programme, the number of deliveries in health facilities went up from 43 to 90 percent, while at the same time the rate at the national level increased from 50 to 75 percent.

Germany Increases Support for Refugees in Tanzania

The German Embassy increases a contribution of Euro 11 Million (TSH 26,4 Billion) to assist Tanzania in coping with the continued arrival of refugees in its western regions. The additional funds will help support ongoing operations of the World Food Programme, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and a number of non-governmental organisations helping with the refugee situation in Tanzania.

The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has decided to make these funds available from the Emergency Relief Fund of the Federal Foreign Office as a sign of its solidarity with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania. The German government would also like to underline its commitment to burden-sharing at a time when Germany itself is host to an ever increasing number of refugees due to the crisis in the Middle East.

GERMAN AMBASSADOR PAYS COURTESY CALL AT THE EAC SECRETARIAT

H.E. Kochanke congratulated Mr. Bazivamo on his recent appointment as DSG at the Heads of State Summit held in Dar-es-Salaam on 8th September, 2016.

The DSG and the German envoy discussed, among other things, how to strengthen the EAC-German cooperation for purposes of accelerating the integration process.

The German Ambassador expressed his country’s willingness to support the integration agenda by contributing to the Partnership Fund, which he described as a good instrument that enables EAC to directly access funds to facilitate myriad activities and programmes within the region.

Germany supports Regional Training for ‎climate negotiations

On October 17th and 18th a Pre-COP negotiators training was conducted by GIZ, the East African Community Secretariat and the UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Centre.

The training took place in Entebbe, Uganda, and focused on market- and non-market mitigation opportunities that might arise from the Paris Agreement.

Negotiators from the EAC member states and Ethiopia participated in this training as a preparation for the upcoming climate conference in Marrakesh, Morocco (COP22).  

TECHNICAL TRAINING SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDED

Sixteen participants have successfully concluded their training at the Technical Vocational Training Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in just four and a half weeks. The course was conducted in orde...

European Climate Diplomacy Week: Public Movie Screening and Discussion with Minister Makamba

The German Embassy and the Goethe-Institut together with the EU Delegation and the French Embassy invited to a panel discussion with the Minister for the Environment as well as experts from academia, civil society and media. Afterwards the audience saw the Africa premiere of Demain , César award of Best Documentary Film 2016.

Supporting Tanzania to adapt to Climate Change

The German Embassy met with Deputy PS Eng. Ngosi Mwihava to discuss the COP-21 follow up process and extend additional support to the Vice-President`s Office, Department for Environment. The GIZ signed an agreement with VPO to provide technical advice for national adaptation planning and capacity building in the ministry.

Ambassador Kochanke speaks on Conservation of African Biodiversity

The scientific symposium on 'Conservation of African Biodiversity' at Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology in July 2016 gathered many renowned experts on conservation and sustainable management of natural resources to Arusha, including Minister Maghembe. The German Ambassador gave a keynote speech on aid and wildlife conservation.

Initiative Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Sumbawanga town

Hon. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa together with the German Embassy and the EU Delegation officiated the launch of the EU MDG Initiative Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Sumbawanga town. The Project is implemented by the Ministry of Water and is funded by the EU in partnership with the German government through KfW. More

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Cultural Diplomacy online study programme

Cultural initiatives and educational programs have gained a new significance as instruments of foreign policy in almost all countries of the world. In addition to state actors, local and regional authorities, there are numerous non-state actors out in the field, such as private clubs and associations, churches, trade unions, foundations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), institutions of development cooperation, individuals and of course institutions of the creative industry and culture. They all play their distinctive role in the field of foreign cultural relations and educational policies.

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Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

Renewable energies on the move to Tanzania

The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nairobi leads a German mission of experts from the renewable energy sector to Tanzania. With support of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy the 2nd Renewable Energie conference was held  on 11th July at the Hilton Doubletree and brought the German delegation together with representatives of the Tanzanian Government and the Private Sector. Amongst many participants key note speakers Ambassador Kochanke, Eng. Julinana Pallangyo, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals and Mr. Ali Mufuruki, Infotech Investment Group highlighted opportunities as well as difficulties in the renewable engery sector. Ms. Christina Wittek, Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy and Ms. Maren Diale-Schellschmidt, Director of the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce (AHK) thanked organisers and participants for their contributions and wished the participants success in future businesses.

During a Finance Breakfast at the Hilton Doubletree stakeholders from the renewable energies sector exchanged views on different models of implementation of projects particularly with emphasis on project financing.

Ambassador Kochanke hosted a reception for the delegation and their Tanzanian partners at this residence. Guest of Honour was Eng. Julinana Pallangyo, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals.

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„Made in Germany“ at the Dar es Salaam Internatiional Trade Fair aka “Saba Saba” 2016

Innovation and the newest technology is coming to you doorstep in Dar es Salaam if you visit the “German Pavilion” at the DITF 2016 at Saba Saba Grounds. From 28 June to 7th July 8 German Companies showcase opportunities for cooperation for the Tanzanian Industrial Sector right here in town.

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Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy 

The digital German Pavillion 

The Presenter

The Tanzanian-German Business Center  

Germany donates equipment for Serengeti and Ngorongoro Districts

The German embassy Dar es Salaam together with GIZ handed over two vehicles to Serengeti and Ngorongoro Districts. The vehicles will be used by the district authorities for control of wild animals, patrolling, early response to human-wildlife conflicts and training sessions related to natural resource management in wards and villages. The deployment of the vehicles are part of the German support for biodiversity protection and rural development around the Serengeti National Park.

EU concludes election-observation-mission

On 2nd June the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) presented its final report on 2015 General Elections to the government of Tanzania. Chief Observer Judith Sargentini stated that “both at the Union and in Zanzibar the elections were highly contested, largely well managed and […] rather well executed”. She described the electoral process as “genuine, inclusive and credible”. Nevertheless, Ms. Sargentini also highlighted a lack of Transparency in regard of the election administration. Her mission-report recommends concrete steps to increase standards of transparency and inclusiveness in future elections.

As Sargentini pointed out, her mission did not observe the rerun of the election in Zanzibar on 20th March 2016, as it “did not judge the situation at that point genuine, credible or inclusive”. During the elections held on 25th October 2015, the EU-observer-mission deployed 141 observers from 28 EU Member States to all regions of the country.

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Courtesy Call to the new SG to the EAC

“The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany H.E. Egon Kochanke paid a courtesy call to Mr. Liberat Mfumukeko, the new Secretary General of the East African Community. The Ambassador congratulated Mr. Mfumukeko for his appointment and noted the impressive progress in the EAC integration process and re-affirmed to the Secretary General his country’s continued support to the EAC Project and programs. The new SG pointed out: We have truly benefited from the German support which has catalyzed other Development Partners to support our projects and programmes”.

Anti-poaching aircraft reports for duty in Tanzania’s Selous

Dr. Gerd Müller, Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany handed over a Husky aircraft to Prof. Jumanne Maghembe, the Tanzanian Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism. The aircraft will be deployed by Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) in close cooperation with the Tanzanian Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) for surveillance of wildlife in the Selous Game Reserve and to support the fight against poaching.

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Cultural relations and education policy forum, People on the Move, with Foreign Minister Steinmeier

In the current legislative term, cultural relations and education policy plays a greater role than ever before. In a world that seems to be out of joint, and in which conflicts are increasingly of a cultural and religious nature, the notion that ideological mindsets can only be overcome through differentiation, discussion and collaboration in the fields of culture, education and science is of particular importance.

German MPs visit Tanzania to discuss digital matters

Five members of the Committee on Digital Matters of the German parliament (“Bundestag”), a permanent committee dealing with issues of internet policy paid a visit to Tanzania. They were able to be wel...

The German Government through the German Development Bank

KfW, the French Agency for Development (AFD) and the European Union (EU) on 29 January, signed an agreement to expand power infrastructure in North-Western Tanzania. Together they provide financial support of about EUR 42 million to the Tanzanian government for the electrification of Geita, Kagera and Kigoma regions.

EAC and Germany: advancing regional integration in East Africa

The German government signed an intergovernmental agreement on 37 Mio. EUR in grants with the East African Community. The support is dedicated to economic integration, regional health facilities and water resource management. The contributions highlight the strong German commitment to support the integration process in East Africa in difficult political times.  

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Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016 – “Renewing dialogue, rebuilding trust, restoring security”

On 1 January 2016 Germany has assumed the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe (OSCE) and is therefore be responsible for steering the Organization safely through the stormy tides of crises and challenges in 2016. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has presented the details of the Chairmanship’s programme to the 57 OSCE participating States in Vienna on 14 January 2016.

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Germany Increases Support for Refugees in Tanzania

The German Embassy increases a contribution of Euro 11 Million (TSH 26,4 Billion) to assist Tanzania in coping with the continued arrival of refugees in its western regions. The additional funds will help support ongoing operations of the World Food Programme, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and a number of non-governmental organisations helping with the refugee situation in Tanzania.

The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has decided to make these funds available from the Emergency Relief Fund of the Federal Foreign Office as a sign of its solidarity with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania. The German government would also like to underline its commitment to burden-sharing at a time when Germany itself is host to an ever increasing number of refugees due to the crisis in the Middle East.

Arusha – the ‘Geneva of Africa’

The northern city of Arusha is home to the secretariat of the East African Community (EAC). The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights are also based there, which has led Arusha to be dubbed the ‘Geneva of Africa’.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier visited the EAC headquarters, a building which was constructed using 14 million euros provided through the KfW Bankengruppe. Speaking to the press after his meeting with EAC Secretary General Richard Sezibera, Steinmeier said, “There has been tremendous progress in Africa in recent years, notably with regard to regional integration in East Africa.” more

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Areas of action

Human rights have many faces. Children, women, activists, people with disabilities, victims of torture and human trafficking – they all need our special protection.

New Tanzania Wildlife Authority Inaugurated

On 16 October 2015 President Kikwete inaugurated the new Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA), with headquarters in Morogoro. TAWA shall become one of the leading institutions in conservation and management of wildlife. It will be responsible for all protected areas outside the national parks.  Germany, one of the strongest supporters of wildlife conservation in Tanzania, supports this important new institution by providing technical expertise. HE Egon Kochanke, the German Ambassador, emphasized, “I hope TAWA will make history”.

Germany announces to make available 70 million euros for the EAC 2015-17

Regarding the upcoming bilateral negotiations on development cooperation with the EAC in September 2015 the Head of the German delegation underlined that Germany is willing to support the EAC in the fields of regional economic integration, health and water resource management. Germany is prepared to make available altogether 67 million euros for projects in these fields. This includes 30 Mio. Euro new contributions to the health sector that were already committed on August 14, 2015. In order to strengthen the pandemic preparedness in the EAC Germany is willing to provide an additional 3 million euros in technical assistance in 2016.

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Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. With more than 50 offices in Germany and abroad and its network of partners throughout the world, GTAI supports German companies setting up in foreign markets, promotes Germany as a business location and assists foreign companies setting up in Germany.

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Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 

Financing for SME in Africa

Germany is providing finance for GroFin, a pioneering SME development financier assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to access tailored finance and experienced business support to start and grow successful businesses, creating jobs and driving socio-economic development. GroFin finances and supports small, growing businesses that require medium term (4-7 years) finance of between US$100,000 and US$1,500,000 (or local currency equivalent). More information at www.grofin.com .

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Germany – always worth a visit!

Planning a trip to Germany and looking to inform yourself before you go? The German National Tourist Board uses its website to provide extensive and well‑presented information about towns and cities, culture, events, leisure activities and business trips. Discover Destination Germany through the multimedia prism of www.germany.travel.

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Studying in Germany – a good choice

If you’re looking to study or research abroad, why not come to Germany, Land of Ideas? Higher education in Germany stands for numerous innovations, increasing internationality and strong support for cutting-edge research.

Fight against international terrorism, drugs and piracy – German and Tanzanian police forces strengthen their cooperation

The German Federal Criminal Police Office and the Tanzanian Police strengthen their cooperation in the mutual fight against international crime. For this the German Federal Criminal Police Office conducts an education and training project in cooperation with the Police Acadamy of Daressalam.

Time and weather in Germany

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German Embassy on Twitter and Facebook

The German Embassy is taking its place on social news including photos and engagement in interactive features!

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Cultural Preservation – A Program of the German Foreign Ministry

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Culture has many facets and functions, expressed in stories, buildings and other forms. Preserving cultural goods or resurrecting them after they’ve been destroyed is the goal oft he German Foreign Ministry’s Cultural Preservation Program. Since 1981, it has supported projects in 144 countries.

Refugees whose asylum applications have been turned down have to leave Germany

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The flow of refugees to Germany continues. In 2015, more than a million asylum-seekers registered here... that’s the highest number ever. However, not all of them are granted residency.

German Information Centre brings Germany to Africa

Meet modern Germany, be informed and enjoy stories about Germany and Africa. The German Information Centre Africa (GIC) is online under www.gicafrica.diplo.de. To stay updated you can subscribe to the GIC RSS-feeds or the newsletter or join the GIC fans on Facebook.

Refugee crisis - what German foreign policy is doing

Distributing aid to refugees in Erbil

Dealing with the worldwide refugee crisis is an international challenge. Combating the causes of flight and raising awareness in countries of origin ‑ these are the priorities of German foreign policy.

#RumoursAboutGermany

European refugee crisis 2016

#RumoursAboutGermany Beware: Human traffickers are not reliable source of information about living conditions in Europe. They are criminals. Human traffickers deliberately spread rumours and false ...

The Energiewende – A Mobility Rethink for the Automobile Nation

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Innovative, ambitious, daring even? The Energiewende, Germany’s energy transition, is all about slowing climate change and its consequences. At the same time, this key national priority is driving change in German business and science.

Germany’s Energiewende – Good for the Environment AND Business?

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We want to help shape the future – especially when it comes to climate protection. Energy production and consumption are putting an ever-increasing burden on the global climate, and urgent action is necessary. Germany’s Energiewende - the energy transition - is a radical new departure. But it’s not just about climate protection, saving energy and providing energy security. Germany also stands to gain economically.

Goethe Institut in Tanzania

The Goethe-Institut in Dar es Salaam offers German language classes, promotes the intercultural exchange, organizes and supports a broad spectrum of cultural events to present German culture in Tanzania.

New version of “Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

Facts about Germany

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.

Volunteering

Volunteering

Would you like to spend time volunteering in Germany?  At Young Germany we’re exploring all the possibilities open to anyone looking to give back with a volunteer position.  Find out about the Voluntary Social Year and where you can find a volunteer position, even from outside of the country.

Engineering

Engineering

Have you ever dreamed of becoming an engineer?  This month on Young Germany we have information about where to train, how to find a job, and an interview with someone already working in the field.

Internship in Germany

Internship in Germany

An internship can be a great way to try a career on for size or get your foot in the door in your preferred field. This month at Young Germany we have all the information you’ll need to find, apply for, and keep an internship in Germany.

Trends and Perspectives

Migration, the digital revolution, the trend towards sharing rather than owning, and a new relaxed attitude to business: many factors are changing the way people live in Germany. In the “Trends and Perspectives” section of the latest edition of “DE Magazin Deutschland” and on deutschland.de, learn about how current trends are affecting society and life in Germany. You can also read a report about the rediscovery of the German forest, and gain some fascinating insights into the everyday work of deep-sea researcher Antje Boetius.

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Germany for Kids

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Find out how the kids/watoto in Germany live, what they like to do, how they pass the day at school....