1. Steinmeier in Tanzania: Regional integration is a win-win strategy
  2. Germany commits 210 million USD to development in Tanzania
  3. Germany and US Partner with Tanzania and FZS to Save Elephants in the Selous

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.

Germany commits 210 million USD to development in Tanzania

Bilateral negotiations on development cooperation between Germany and Tanzania concluded on August 13 with 210 million USD being committed to the Tanzanian health system, to continuing support for the water sector and to the protection and conservation of biodiversity in Tanzania. The programmes are to be implemented over the next three years.

Germany and US Partner with Tanzania and FZS to Save Elephants in the Selous

To combat the massive poaching in the Selous Game Reserve, the governments of Germany and the United States transferred a significant amount of field equipment for use by Tanzanian game wardens patrolling the reserve.  The equipment included small and large tents, torches, maps, binoculars, cameras, uniforms, and boots.  In addition, the German Government announced support toward improvements to infrastructure such as roads, airstrips and housing for game rangers within the game reserve. The German anti-poaching and wildlife conservation program in Tanzania is worth $51 million (2012 to 2016), including $21 million for the Selous.

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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Statement by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of Helmut Schmidt

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave the following statement in Berlin on the 10th of November on the death of former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt: “Germany has paused for reflection. The death of Helmut Schmidt fills me with great sorrow. We Germans have lost a father figure. Helmut Schmidt had a profound impact on us and our country. [...]"

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DW: Special Coverage of the Elections in Tanzania

The Kiswahili Service of DW has a special multimedia focus on the General Election in Tanzania during the whole month of October.

On Saturday 24th  and Sunday 25th  listen to special reports in all three programmes in the morning, midday and evening. A particular roundtable discussion Maoni  with political experts on Saturday Midday.

On the election day on Sunday live programmes with interviews and correspondents report from all over Tanzania. Also our partner stations will be participating and reporting what is going on in their region. We will keep you informed about  the situation in different parts of the country with reports and interviews.


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”.

United for Peaceful, Free and Fair Elections

The Interreligious Peace Committee and members of the Diplomatic Corps of Dar es Salaam carried out a symbolical friendly soccer match in the National Stadium. Since the fifth multiparty elections of Tanzania will be conducted on 25 October 2015 both initiators aimed to send a clear signal for peaceful, free and fair elections. Being mindful of the fact that political competition, especially during election time, can cause tensions and sometimes even conflicts within the country, the two teams, named “Amani / Peace” (religious leaders) and “Mshikamano / Solidarity” (Members of the Diplomatic Corps), herewith carried the message “United for Peaceful, Free and Fair Elections” on to all stakeholders of the upcoming elections and the Tanzanian public in general. The event was the first time in history friendly soccer match between religious leaders and members of the Diplomatic Corps and a tremendous political and sporting success.

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 at German African Business Summit

On the margins of the first German-African Business Summit Federal foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier met in Berlin with the Secretary-General of the EAC, Dr. Richard Sezibera as well as other leaders of African Regional organizations to discuss regional integration in Africa, peace & security and migration.


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.

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.

VETA and the Hamburg Chamber of Crafts launch Phase II of the Dual Apprenticeship

VETA and Hamburg Chamber of Crafts have lifted their long standing cooperation in improving the quality of vocational training in Tanzania onto the next level. Phase II is marked by the intake of a batch of more than 130 new apprentices in the sectors of Automechanics, Electricians and Hospitality. Young Tanzanians are seeing forward to a 3- year block release apprenticeship where they are receiving On-the-Job training in their companies but also institutional training at the VETA workshops at Chang`ombe and Moshi.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Hon. Gaudentia Kabaka, Minister of State in the Prime Ministers Office, Hon. Bilinith Mahenge and Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry for Education and Vocational Trainaing, Consolatha Mugimba represented the Tanzanian Government on this remarkable day. State Secretary Mr. Wolfgang Schmid of twin city of Dar es Salaam and Mr. Frank Gluecklich, Director of the Hamburg Chamber of Crafts were delighted to see the success of the joint effort since 2011 as well as  German Ambassador Egon Kochanke.

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Restoration of the historical stained glass windows of the Azania Front Lutheran Church, financed by Germany

The landmark building Azania Front Church, constructed around 1899, is currently under refurbishment. The historical stained glass windows, created by Ferdinand Müller of Quedlinburg/Germany in 1912, were suffering from degradation and partly disintegrated. In a joint effort with the Directorate-General for Culture and Communication of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin and the German Embassy in Dar es Salaam the Evangelican Lutheran Church of Tanzania started the project right after the visit of Federal President Joachim Gauck on 3rd February. The Ministry in Berlin granted funds and the German Embassy arranged to find a qualified craftsman, a lecturer at the Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts, Kampala/Uganda, who commands the difficult task of slotting stained glass into the came structure. The Evangelican Lutheran Church conducts the renovation and is expecting the return of the first window from Kampala soon for reinstallation. The other windows will follow.

Conference on Civil Security Technologies and Services

Opening a Conference on Civil Security Technologies and Services the Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy in Dar es Salaam, John Reyels, highlighted Tanzania’s role as a promising place for business saying that Tanzania was a motor for economic growth in the region blessed with natural resources and a whole generation of young people eager to perform and hungry to consume.

The conference brought together managers and entrepreneurs from Germany – among them big quality brands of the German security industry and highly specialized up-and-coming companies – with potential business partners and representatives of the public service from Tanzania. Acting as masterminds and organizers of the conference were the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Nairobi as well as the Africa-Association of German Businesses in Berlin (“Afrika-Verein”).

Bilateral Agreement on Selous Niassa Ecosystem signed

On May 25th 2015 the Ministers for Natural Resources of the Governments of Tanzania and Mozambique signed a transboundary agreement on the COORDINATED CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE SELOUS-NIASSA ECOSYSTEM. Ambassador Kochanke attended the signing ceremony in Maputo and honored the agreement as an important step in the fight against poaching and a stronger protection of this unique ecosystem. Germany, one of the major Development Partners for biodiversity protection in East Africa, had advocated for stronger trans frontier cooperation for many years. German Development Cooperation currently supports the protection and sustainable management of Selous Game reserve with 18 Mio. EUR. The Game Reserve which is 50.000 km2 big is not only Africa`s oldest but also largest protected area.

Tanzania awards “Human Rights Defenders of the Year”

The German Embassy participated in the 2nd Human Rights Defender’s Day in Dar es Salaam, which offered the opportunity for talks with the two leading organizations caring for people with Albinism in Tanzania. The global NGO “Under the same sun” supports more than 300 members of this minority with scholarships in Tanzania and is active in raising public knowledge and awareness. The Tanzania Albino Society, TAS, too, aims at improving the acceptance of people with Albinism throughout Tanzania. One of the highlights of the “Human Rights Defenders Day” was the awarding of three Tanzanian human rights activists: Ms Salma Said Haoud, who counters especially the violation of children’s rigthts in Zanzibar, Mr David Kafulila, Member of Parliament as well as member of the political party NCCR-Mageuzi, who helped uncover the corruption scandal surrounding the company Independent power Tanzania Limited (IPTL), as well as Ms Maanda Ngotika, Director of Pastoralist Women Council in Loliondo, who successfully defended herself against forced marriage at the age of only 12 years and is since then committed to defending women’s rights in Tanzania. All three now proudly bear the title “Human Rights Defender of the Year 2015”.

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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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German businesses, including several leading companies in their respective sectors, are making a stance for Africa, with their ‘Afrika kommt!’ initiative. They are offering young African managers an insight into their operations and management methods. GIZ plans, organises and evaluates the programme.


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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.

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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.



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25 years of German unity – in 2015, Germany celebrates the 25th anniversary of reunification.

The special feature on “25 years of German unity” in the issue 02/2015 of DE Magazin Deutschland and the corresponding dossier on the deutschland.de website do not only present background articles and interviews looking back on what has been achieved, but also and above all they focus on the present in Germany today. Prominent figures say what they associate with Germany, a reporter travels along the Elbe and explains the changes since 1990, and a walk through Berlin presents the German capital as an international laboratory of creativity.


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