1. East Africa Regional Summit to stop Poaching
  2. Remembrance Day
  3. “Hamburg Avenue” baptised in the heart of Dar es Salaam

East Africa Regional Summit to stop Poaching

Tanzanian Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism in partnership with The ICCF Group and UNDP hosted the “Regional Summit to Stop Wildlife Crime and Advance Wildlife Conservation” in Arusha on November 7/ 8, 2014. 8 African nations committed themselves to stronger cross-border collaboration in the Arusha Declaration. Germany who is a major supporter of biodiversity protection (spending 500 Mio. EUR annually worldwide) committed to provide support for the Selous-Niassa-Corridor between Mozambique and Tanzania as well as for collaboration between Kenya Wildlife Services and the Tanzania counterparts.

Remembrance Day

On the occasion of the Armistice Day that ended First World War the German Ambassador Egon Kochanke and British High Commissioner Dianna Melrose layed wreaths at the Askari Memorial at Ilala, Dar es Salaam. Being called the “Great War of Europe” this war spread further and devastated so many parts of the world. In East Africa it cost the lives of countless ‘Askaris’ and carriers, forced to support the European military. The ceremony remembered the suffering and payed tribute to the victims in Tanzania.

“Hamburg Avenue” baptised in the heart of Dar es Salaam

On 30th October Garden Avenue, a street running through the heart of Dar es Salaam’s bustling city centre was renamed “Hamburg Avenue” to reflect the town twinning between the Tanzanian capital and the city of Hamburg. With this gesture the City of Dar es Salaam responds to the dedication of a “Dar-es-Salaam-Square” in Hamburg’s Harbour City last year.  A festive opening with invited guests, a local Theatre group and citizens of Dar es Salaam was held on Garden Avenue. Following an invitation by Lord Mayor Dr. Massaburi and the City Council a delegation from the City of Hamburg was present at the event led by the State Counsellor of Hamburg, Mr. Wolfgang Schmidt.

Measures taken by Tanzanian Government on Ebola Virus Disease

Not a single case of Ebola has been confirmed in Tanzania. The government of Tanzania has put a number of measures in place to prevent the virus from entering the country and to make sure health authorities can react swiftly in case Ebola is detected in Tanzania: Surveillance is on-going at Tanzania’s three major international airports, where screening desks are in place. Screening of passengers is made through the use of surveillance forms which are filled before landing and checked by Health Officers upon arrival. The Government has in use thermo-scanners at international points of entry. A National Task Force led by the Ministry of Health has been put in place to monitor the situation and coordinate measures.

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Important Information for Visa Applicants

You have toarrange for an appointment to personally hand in your visa application forms and documents at the embassy’s counter –it is obigatory to follow the procedure no matter what type of visa you wish to apply for

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Climate Change and Water Resources Management - Study Tour to Germany

From October 19th to 26th representatives of the Ministry of Water’s Water Resources Division as well as Basin Water Officers from Lake Nyasa and Lake Rukwa Basin Water Boards were invited by the German Government to a study tripto Germany. The training that was organised by GIZ focused on how Climate Change is integrated into the Water Resources Planning.Visits comprised amongst others the International Commission for the Protection of Elbe River in Magdeburg, the State Reservoir Authority for Saxony in Klingenberg, the State Centre for Flood Protection in Dresden, the Technical University of Dresden and the Federal Agency for the Environment in Berlin.

25 years fall of the Berlin wall

25th anniversary of fall of the Berlin Wall - Economic Focus

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany Trade & Invest produced a short film in cooperation with the Federal Government Commissioner for the New Federal States, Iris Gleicke.

Logo for the G7 summit in Germany

German presidency of the G7

Germany assumed the presidency of the G7 at the G7 summit in Brussels at the beginning of June 2014. On 7 and 8 June 2015, Germany will host the meeting of the heads of state and government. The summit will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to make progress on new topics in the international context.

Further information is available on the following websites:

GIZ and Allianz Global Investors are training East African Central Banks

Commissioned by the German Government under its public private partnership program, GIZ and Allianz Global Investors are training East African Central Banks on state of the art investment standards and techniques. In July 2014 the first workshop was held on Zanzibar, inaugurated by  Deputy Governor Dr. Mwamba.

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'Afrika kommt!'

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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.

Tanzanian government gives warm welcome to Ambassador Kochanke

Freshly arrived in Tanzania, Ambassador Egon Kochanke has been lucky to have already met a good part of the Tanzanian government during his first weeks in office.  Among his encounters have been Vice-President Mohamed Galil Bilal, Minister of Finance, Hon. Saada Mkuya Salum, Home Affairs Minister Mathias Chikawe and Minister of Defence, Mwinyi.  On the agenda: Tanzania’s and Germany’s close cooperation to strengthen democracy and justice and to seek peaceful solutions to Africa’s regional conflicts. Ambassador Kochanke has also had the privilege to meet with the Speaker of the Tanzanian Parliament, Hon. Anne Makinda, to discuss the constitutional reform process. The mayor of Dar es Salaam welcomed the Ambassador as a new citizen of the capital and symbolically handed over a “key to Dar es Salaam”.

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.

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.

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Commemorating the fall of the Berlin wall 25 years ago

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Foreign Minister Steinmeier travels to Africa

1914 - The Failure of Diplomacy

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Exactly one hundred years ago, Europe was enjoying the last few months of peace before the outbreak of the First World War. But could European diplomacy have altered the course of those terrible events? A question that is still asked today. And it was asked again at the panel discussion “1914: The Failure of Diplomacy“ held at the German Foreign Office on the 28th of January 2014.

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