1. Germany contributes 20 Million Euros to EAC for immunisation programmes with GAVI
  2. Germany contributes 31.5 Mil.EUR to protect the Serengeti and Selous National Parks
  3. Germany wants to hear more of Zanzibar’s music

Germany contributes 20 Million Euros to EAC for immunisation programmes with GAVI

For the second year in a row the Federal Republic of Germany makes available a financial contribution of 20 million Euros to the East African Community in support of an immunisation programme that will be implemented in collaboration with the GAVI Alliance. KfW on behalf of the German Government signed the financing agreement with the EAC in order to support vaccinations in the region.

Germany contributes 31.5 Mil.EUR to protect the Serengeti and Selous National Parks

The Government of Tanzania and Representatives of the International Community discussed actions to curb poaching and illicit trade at a partnership conference on the 09.09.2014 in Dar es Salaam. Germany is contributing 31.5 Mil. EUR to protect the Serengeti National Park and Selous Game Reserve. At the Conference Germany announced an additional 3 Mil. EUR for setting up the new Tanzania Wildlife Authority (TAWA)

Germany wants to hear more of Zanzibar’s music

Having completed his first round of talks with members of the Tanzanian government in the capital, Ambassador Egon Kochanke called on the government of Zanzibar during his first trip outside Dar es Salaam on August 11th. Improving the prospects for Zanzibar’s economic development topped the agenda in his talks with President Ali Mohamed Shein and Vice President Seif Shariff Hamad. Ambassador Kochanke promised to do his share in attracting further German investment to the island. German investors have already created job opportunities in Zanzibar’s thriving tourism sector. On the cooperation side the German Bundeswehr supports the strengthening of the health sector by constructing a medical centre on the island of Pemba.  Germany’s GIZ is implementing a project to bring drinking water to Zanzibar’s rural areas. Germans meanwhile would like to hear more of Zanzibar’s fascinating music: Ambassador Kochanke conveyed the invitation of the International Africa Festival in Würzburg/Bavaria to make Zanzibar one of its focus countries in 2015.

Measures taken by Tanzanian Government on Ebola Virus Disease

Not a single case of Ebola has been confirmed in Tanzania or any of its neighbouring countries. 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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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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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”.


Climate Finance Readiness Programme

Germany has established a “Climate Finance Readiness Programme” intended to support developing countries and emerging economies access funds for climate change adaptation and mitigation measures. Zambia, Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda all benefit from this support. Recently, a two-day “Climate Finance Readiness Leadership Programme” took place in Lusaka as part of this initiative. more

German Ambassador opens African Biosphere reserves Workshop

One of the first actions of the newly appointed Ambassador to Tanzania, Egon Kochanke, was to inaugurate a UNESCO Workshop on Biosphere Reserves in Daressalam on July 29, 2014.  For 3 days, 32 experts from 8 countries from Africa and Germany discussed the Management Manual for UNESCO biosphere reserves in Africa. Ambassador Kochanke reiterated the long-standing cooperation of Tanzania and Germany in conservation. He emphasized the uniqueness of UNESCO biosphere reserves, as they address, inter alia, both conservation and sustainable development, climate change adaptation, the empowerment of local communities, the inclusion of traditional and scientific knowledge and the exchange of experiences in a worldwide Network.


Working for peace in Africa

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'Afrika kommt!'

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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Training for African Central Banks

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Review 2014

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Lake Taganjika in Burundi

New guidelines for Africa policy – supporting the security architecture, boosting African ownership

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Germany Contributes 24 Million Euros to Support Media Relations & Water Sector Development in the EAC

The Federal Republic of Germany announced a new commitment to the East African Community (EAC) in order to support higher education and training of future journalists and media professionals. Germany...

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

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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.

Goethe Institut in Tanzania

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German Information Centre brings Germany to Africa

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Commemorating the fall of the Berlin wall 25 years ago

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The wall that separated East and West Germany fell 25 years ago. A piece of German history that tourists can now experience by bike on a tour of the Berlin wall, including personal eyewitness accounts.

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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Deutsche Welle: The Bobs kick off 10th edition

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