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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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.
Cultural relations and education policy forum
Zanzibar: Negotiations are the way forward
“Following the election-rerun held in Zanzibar on 20th March the German Ambassador issued a statement with the Ambassadors and High Commissioners of the countries represented in the “Friends of the Elections-Group” in Dar es Salaam jointly calling for a continuation of the political dialogue.”
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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.
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On February 25th 2016, the German Armed Forces Technical Advisory Group (GAFTAG) has been honored by the Chief of the Tanzania Peoples’ Defence Forces, General D.A. Mwamunyange, for its excellent wor...
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.
Further information is available on the following websites:
International Coaching Courses 2016 - 17
Every year, as part of the foreign cultural and educational policy of the German Federal Foreign Office, the Sports Faculty of the University of Leipzig organizes two courses of postgraduate studies for coaches and physical education teachers coming from developing countries , each of a duration of 5 months and in four alternating specializations and languages.
For more information please contact the German Embassy
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Germany provides crucial support for refugees in Tanzania
The German Government announced a contribution of 16.5 million Euro to mainly support Burundian refugees in Tanzania. Of this, 14 million Euro will go to the UN World Food Programme and 2.5 million Euro will go to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
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.”
EUROPEAN UNION JOINT LOCAL STATEMENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS INFRINGEMENTS
The Heads of Mission of the European Union Delegation, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the Heads of Mission of Canada, Norway, Switzerland and the United States of America
recall that the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania had committed to applying the Cyber Crimes Act of 2015 in a manner that respects fundamental freedoms and to addressing a potentially negative interpretation of the law. However, the first cases of application raise concern in view of their potential infringement of fundamental freedoms.
Human rights have many faces. Children, women, activists, people with disabilities, victims of torture and human trafficking – they all need our special protection.
Areas of action
In the coming year, International Green Week Berlin looks back on a 90‑year history. It will mark that remarkable anniversary from 15 to 24 January in collaboration with a special partner country. Morocco is the first African state to become a partner country of the world’s most important agriculture, nutrition and horticulture exhibition.
International Green Week
Important Information for German Passport Applicant
The Embassy informs that from the 1th December 2015 all applicant for a new German passport need to make an appointment via our electronic scheduler Please book your appointment here:
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PETERSBERG CLIMATE DIALOGUE: A CLIMATE DIPLOMATIC DOOR TO FORMAL CLIMATE ACTION
As the political pioneer in international climate policy, Germany under guru climate leader Chancellor Angel Merkel initiated the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in 2010. The primary goal of the dialogue is to facilitate informal discussions of key issues in international climate policy. It serves to complement the UN climate negotiations (not to duplicate or replace them) in order to lend greater momentum to the political process that underlies international climate action.
Despite the fact that Petersberg Climate Dialogue has been informal international climate dialogue out of UNFCCC structure has proved success in formal global climate action across the world.
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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”.
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EAC-German negotiations concluded successfully
The Federal Republic of Germany committed a total of 37 million euros in grants to the EAC for 2016-2018, highlighting the strong commitment to support the integration process in East Africa. The EAC thanked Germany for providing the Secretariat with a permanent home in Arusha and for the substantial and reliable support since the very beginning of the institution in 1998. Both sides agreed to focus their cooperation on economic integration and health with a strong focus on private sector and civil society involvement. Germany will also support Integrated Water Resource Management of Lake Victoria Basin.
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EAC: Germany commits 30 million Euros in the health sector
At EAC Headquarters a high-level delegation from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development committed 20 million euros for the procurement of vaccines against different diseases for children in the EAC. The programme will be implemented in collaboration with GAVI. Germany will also support the establishment of the EAC Regional Centre of Excellence for Health Supply Chain Management in Kigali with 10 million euros. The Centre will strengthen capacities and foster the dissemination of innovation for managing complex supply systems for health products, such as vaccines that need to be kept cool at all times.
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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 and Invest is the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Germany Trade and Invest’s mission is to promote Germany as a location for industrial and technological investments and to identify investors for the German market.
Seeking challenge in Germany and Tanzania? You find it at: German-Tanzania Postgraduate Training Program 2015
For Tanzanian citizens a call for applications for scholarships for PhD and Masters Studies is open now! The Tanzanian Commissione for Universities (TCU) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Its your opportunity if you are academic staff of a university in Tanzania.
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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
Alumniportal Deutschland is an editorially supported social online network, which sees itself as a service for all Germany-alumni as well as for companies, networks, organizations and institutes of higher education. A unique combination of topical and emotional services with a connection to Germany and an online community opens entirely new opportunities for maintaining contacts and networks.
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.
German National Tourist Board
The Tanzanian-German Centre for Postgraduate Studies in Law (TGCL) offers aspiring lawyers and law students a structured LLM and PhD study programme with the goal of qualifying them for leading positi...
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.
Studying in Germany
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.
German and Tanzanian police forces strengthen their cooperation