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
2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro
Visitors will be able to savour the Olympic and Paralympic spirit at a special location in Rio de Janeiro. From 4 August to 18 September, Leblon Beach will be playing host to the OliAle Pavilion, a meeting point for Brazilians, tourists and all those looking to experience Rio 2016 with a German-Brazilian atmosphere.
Find out more about this new form of German participation in the Summer Olympics and about the Olympic games here:
The twinning arrangement between the town of Kayunga and the German Municipality of Witzenhausen is a strong symbol of the longstanding relationship of Uganda and Germany – not only on government level but also and very importantly between local communities, non-government institutions and private initiatives. On Tuesday a fire truck and rescue equipment, funded by the German Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development and by many private donations from people in the German town of Witzenhausen, were handed over to the Kayunga fire brigade.
Successful Partnership between Kayunga and Witzenhausen
Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.
Germany’s candidacy on the Security Council
Germany's New Global Role - Berlin steps up
Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier analyzes in an article why Germany has gained influence in global politics. The article is published in the July/August 2016 edition of the magazine "Foreign Affairs".
Read the full article on diplo.de
Last week Joja Wendt, a celebrated pianist from Germany, visited Kampala and gave three concerts at different venues, presented by the German Embassy Kampala.
“The Pianist” in Kampala
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