When Rayka Kobiella was asked to direct KADS’ annual Christmas Pantomime "The Prince's Bride" this year, she didn’t hesitate one second to say: “Yes!” Rayka has been in Kampala for the last 6 weeks for rehearsals. She and her partner, the German artist Jonas Gerberding aka L.I.E.S., met a lot of local artists. In no time the idea came up to hold a joint exhibition - the Free[ak] show - which will take place on 16th November 2016.
More details on both events and an interview with the artists
On 5th October 2016 Uganda and Germany successfully concluded government negotiations on the development cooperation program for the next two years. Germany committed a total of 93.5m EUR in grants.
Ugandan-German Government Negotiations
Germany’s National Day, the Day of German Unity, was celebrated for the 26th time on 3rd October all over Germany. In Kampala, too, the day was commemorated as hundreds of guests poured through the gates of the German Residence on Monday evening, to attend the reception on the occasion of the day.
Great event at the German Residence
Germany celebrates the Day of Unity on 3rd October. Read the speeches of Federal President Joachim Gauck and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the occasion here.
National Day of Unity Speeches
Did you know that Boogie Woogie had to travel via Germany to come back to Africa? Axel Zwingenberger, one of the world’s most renowned Boogie Woogie pianists, who has been exploring this pulsing form of Blues for more than 40 years came to Uganda to perform in two concerts here.
Axel Zwingenberger at the German Residence
On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, Bärbel Kofler, issued the following statement today (19 August 2016):
World Humanitarian Day on 19 August
The remote community of Kooki in Kibaale District is proud to have a new hospital, the St. Andrea Kaahwa Kooki Community Hospital, which was opened on 30th July 2016. The hospital was built by the Ugandan NGO Torudes (Together Rural Development Solidarity) in close cooperation and with the support of their German partner NGO “Together” (Tohifu – Together Hilfe für Uganda) from Kassel as well as a substantial contribution of the German Government. The Ugandan Ministry of Health is going to provide for medical staff and medication.
A shared vision leading to success
Here you will find our articles about news and events and a choice of speeches from 2014 to 2016 in chronological order.
Embassy News Archive