2015 saw an unprecedented peak in migration to Germany. According to the official statistics of the German government a total of 476,649 asylum applications were submitted. This is 135 percent more than in the previous year. The majority of asylum seekers came from Syria, 34 percent of the applications. Here an overview on #RumoursAboutGermany.
Asylum in Germany in perspective
Metropolis, an epic German silent movie from 1927, was shown at the residence of the German Ambassador yesterday.
The special attraction of the screening was the performance of German silent film pianist Carsten-Stephan Graf von Bothmer who accompanied the dramatic plot of the “Metropolis” with virtuosity and artful improvisation.
Stephan von Bothmer accompanies “Metropolis”
The young executives’ year-long placement in Germany is coming to an end. It is now time to take stock of the past 12 months. With this in mind, Foreign Minister Steinmeier welcomed the 17 future managers from Africa to a meeting at the Federal Foreign Office on 16 February.
Some of the children in Acholi Quarters, a slum area in Kampala not far from the National Mandela Stadium, are not interested to join their peers in playing soccer or volleyball in the afternoon sun at the Kireka Barracks Primary School. They are instead getting ready for their training session in Taekwondo. They are now able to train on a regulary basis in their new multipurpose hall constructed with support of the German Embassy Kampala.
Embassy support to Community Initiatives
In view of the still drastic humanitarian situation in and around Syria, the international Supporting Syria and the Region conference is being held in London on 4 February. Germany, Kuwait, Norway and...
Germany’s involvement in Syria
On the occasion of the 53rd anniversary of the Élysée Treaty, the Ambassadors of France and Germany to Uganda, Sophie Makame and Dr. Peter Blomeyer, hosted a musical performance and reception to celebrate this founding agreement and underscore the depth of the French-German partnership.
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