Opening ceremony of the Medical Diagnostic Centre Pemba, built by the German Army
‘This is yet another testimony of long friendship and cooperation between the peoples of our two countries and indeed, between our two armed forces.’, announced the Tanzanian Minister for Defence, Hussein Ali Mwinyi, at the grand opening of the “Medical Diagnostic Centre” on the Isle Pemba (Sansibar Archipelago). The German advisory group of the Bundeswehr in Tanzania (Gaftag), together with the Tanzanian Defence Forces, constructed the hospital on Pemba last year to serve both civilian and military patients. Aside from x-rays and ultrasound scans, dental treatment will also be provided for the population of Pemba.
Another important area of commitment is the Medical School, which the Gaftag is working on. This facility, located next to the General Military Hospital at Lugalo outside Dar es Salaam, will also be finalized this year. It will contribute to overcome the shortage of qualified medical employees in Tanzania.
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.
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”.
Energy Transition Conference in Berlin 26/27 March 2015
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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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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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 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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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
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.
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.
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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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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.
Training for African Central Banks
Commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development under its public private partnership program develoPPP. de, GIZ and AllianzGI are compiling a capacity building program focusing on knowledge transfer and training on state of the art investment standards and techniques for an exclusive group of African Central Banks. The first training is due to take place in August in Daressalam.
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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.
German and Tanzanian police forces strengthen their cooperation
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.
Die Botschaft der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Daressalam sucht:
zum 15.04.2015 eine Mitarbeiterin / einen Mitarbeiter für den Rechts-und Konsularbereich
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