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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Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the death of Walter Scheel

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier today (24 August) issued the following statement on the death of Walter Scheel: “I am saddened by the death of Walter Scheel. The staff of the Federal Foreig...

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World Humanitarian Day on 19 August

On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, Bärbel Kofler, issued the following statement today (19 August 2016):

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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.

Supported by:

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.

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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.”

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.

German Armed Forces Technical Advisory Group (GAFTAG) has been honored by the Chief of the Tanzania Peoples’ Defence Forces

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:

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). More

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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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.

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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.

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.

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 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.

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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!

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.

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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.

Global education partner

Education is considered the raw material of the 21st century. When it comes to this resource, Germany is a very rich country and sees itself as a pioneer of international knowledge networking. In “Global education partner”, the special feature in the latest issue of DE Magazin Deutschland and on the deutschland.de website, you can find out more about why Germany is an attractive destination for learners and teachers. And get to know people with educations and careers in which Germany has played an important role. Also in this issue: insights into the life and work of Reformer Martin Luther 500 years ago and a report on new spaces for art.

E-paper edition

Topical dossier on “Global education partner”

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All the top news from the German Bundesliga at a glance: fixtures, results, clubs, players and much more.

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....