The conference will be held in Africa for the first time from 8 to 10 February 2017. The German-African Business Summit is being co-organised by the Sub-Saharan Africa Initiative of German Business (SAFRI).
German-African Business Summit
I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Roman Herzog. We have lost a great constitutional law expert, politician and statesman today.
Five hundred years ago, on 31 October 1517, legend has it that theology professor Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg.
The posting of these theses in Wittenberg marks the beginning of the Reformation. The far reaching theological, cultural and political consequences of the Reformation make its anniversary in 2017 not only a church affair, but a central global event in cultural history.
Anniversary of the Reformation
The German Embassy Kampala has supported the Hope for Katanga Kids project which enabled them to build new public toliets and a small computer room on their compound. They thanked the Embassy during a march past their offices. The German Ambassador participated in their Christmas Party and official opened the new facilities.
German Embassy supports Hope for Katanga Kids Project
On December 9th 2016, German development bank KfW on behalf of the German Government and the French development bank AFD on behalf of the French Government both signed agreements with the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development for the construction of the Muzizi Hydropower Project.
Agreements on Muzizi Hydropower Project
German Christmas Market 2017
Another German Christmas Market in Kampala - another amazing event. 1500 visitors enjoyed a typical German Christmas market atmosphere on the upper level of the German Residence, and purchased beautiful Christmas presents in the Bazaar in the lower garden.
All the surplus gained by selling traditional German delights will be donated to the Esseza Foundation, which gives marginalized children with tumors and deformations new hope for their lives.
Find more details and a lot of pictures on our Facebook page.
Germany’s G20 presidency
Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers will meet in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.
Further information is available on the following webpages:
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 and her partner, the German artist Jonas Gerberding aka L.I.E.S., tayed in Kampala for almost two months. They met a lot of local artists. In no time the idea came up to hold a joint exhibition - the Free[ak] show - with two events on 16th and 29th November 2016.
More details on both events and an interview with the artists
Here you will find our articles about news and events and a choice of speeches from 2014 up to today in chronological order.
Embassy News Archive