1. Astonishing Economic Development made by African countries
  2. German Federal President Joachim Gauck and Daniela Schadt visited Tanzania
  3. Germany and US Partner with Tanzania and FZS to Save Elephants in the Selous

Astonishing Economic Development made by African countries

Foreign Minister Steinmeier complimented ”the astonishing economic development“, that single African countries have made in the past years. “Africa is beyond being a continent of crisis and conflict!” The minister’s comments were made at the occasion of an EU-Council discussion on relations with Africa in Brussels on March 16th. On his visit to DR Congo, Kenya and Rwanda at the beginning of March, Frank-Walter Steinmeier experienced a very diverse Africa. This differentiated picture of Africa’s variety he seeks to distribute in Germany, as he did last in his Facebook Q & A-chat yesterday evening.

German Federal President Joachim Gauck and Daniela Schadt visited Tanzania

German Federal President Joachim Gauck and Daniela Schadt visited Tanzania from Feburary 2 to 6. In Dar Es Salaam President Gauck held political talks with President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete and representatives of the Tanzanian Parliament. In Zanzibar, President Gauck was received by President Ali Mohamend Shein and met the a religious dialogue forum. In Arusha, he visited the African Court of Peoples’ and Human Rights and held a speech in the EALA Parliament of the EAC. In Seronera, President Gauck inaugurated an anti-poaching operations command-center established by the Frankfort Zoological Society. President Gauck and Daniela Schadt were accompanied by a high-ranking economic delegation, representatives of the German government and journalists.

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.

Germany hosts high-level EAC delegation

The Federal Republic of Germany invited high-level representatives of the EAC for a fact-finding tour and exchange of views on Regional Integration from 23 to 27 February 2015. The Deputy Secretary General of the EAC, Charles Njoroge, the PS of the Ministries for East African Affairs of the member states, as well as a EALA representative met with representatives of the Bundestag, political parties and the government. Among others they were received by the State Secretary of the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Mr. Thomas Silberhorn. In Frankfurt, they met with experts of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt to discuss the EAC Monetary Union.

The German Government is very keen to intensify relations between the Federal Republic of Germany and the countries of Africa. Recently the Cabinet adopted new guidelines on Africa policy. The German government also intends to focus on Africa in the context of the German G7 Presidency and particularly to strengthen cooperation with regional organisations such as the East African Community.

Energiewende-Konferenz März 2015

Energy Transition Conference in Berlin 26/27 March 2015

For the first time, the German Government and the German Renewable Energy Federation, together with its sectoral associations, are hosting the conference “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2015 – towards a global Energiewende”.

Minister of State Böhmer meets delegation from the East African Community

German Minister of State Maria Böhmer met a delegation from the East African Community, headed by Deputy Secretary General Charles Njoroge, on February 26 for an in depth exchange of views.

Minister of State Böhmer was clearly impressed by the level of regional integration that has already been achieved within the East African Community (EAC). Following the creation of a Customs Union and significant progress in building a Common Market, the next step is a Monetary Union, with the long term goal of forming a Political Federation.


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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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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.

Germany Trade and Invest

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

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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.

Richard von Weizsäcker

On the loss of Richard von Weizsäcker

Germany is mourning the loss of Richard von Weizsäcker – a man, a politician and a statesman who did great things for the way Germany is seen throughout the world.

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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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 .

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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Germany – always worth a visit!

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Study opportunities in East-Africa, Scholarships for LLM and PhD studies offered

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...

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Studying in Germany – a good choice

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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.

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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!

Foreign Minister Steinmeier travels to Africa



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