Embassy News and Events

Keep updated on what's going on at the German Embassy. Browse through recent events and news and get an impression of what took place over the last year.

Marburg: EU Medical Corps and mobile lab deployed to Uganda

Nov 24, 2017 | European Union in Uganda
Laboratory staff in action

The European Medical Corps comprising two European experts and a mobile laboratory provided by the German Federal Foreign Office are being deployed to Kapchorwa district, the epicentre of Uganda’s latest outbreak of Marburg virus disease.

German Embassy supported first East African Goalball Championship

Nov 18, 2017 | German Embassy Kampala
Ugandan national women's team

The first East African Goalball Championship took off in Kampala this weekend, supported by the German Embassy Kampala. The two National Teams of Uganda dominated the tournament with the Women winning Gold and the Men winning Silver.

New German Ambassador hands over his credentials

Nov 7, 2017 | German Embassy Kampala
New German Ambassador hands over his credentials

On November 7th German Ambassador Dr. Albrecht Conze handed over his credentials to President Museveni in an official ceremony at State House in Entebbe.

Federal Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel visited Uganda

Aug 9, 2017 | German Embassy Kampala
Federal Foreign Minister Gabriel in Uganda

Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel visited Uganda on 9 August 2017. He travelled to Arua to visit the Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement, engaged with members of the civil society, met the President of Uganda and representatives of the government.

Signing of Technical and Financial Cooperation Agreements between Ugandan and German governments

May 30, 2017 | German Embassy Kampala
Signing of Cooperation Agreements

The governments of the Republic of Uganda and the Federal Republic of Germany signed one agreement on Technical and two agreements on Financial Cooperation with total project value of 114.6 m Euros on 30th May 2017.

Winner of the EU Human Rights Defenders’ Award 2017

May 29, 2017 | German Embassy Kampala
EU Human Rights Award 2017

Pamela Judith Angwech is the winner of the EU Human Rights Defenders' Award 2017. The annual European Union Human Rights Defenders Award is now in its sixth year. It is granted by the EU Member States, Norway and the EU Delegation in Uganda to recognise the achievements of Human Rights Defenders in Uganda.

Nicholas Opiyo is honoured with the German Africa Award 2017

May 11, 2017 | Deutsche Afrika Stiftung e.V
Nicholas Opiyo

This year‘s German Africa Award goes to Nicholas Opiyo. The civil rights advocate is awarded for his exceptional effort and dedication for defending rule of law and political liberty in Uganda.

Sports for Refugees

May 3, 2017 | German Embassy Kampala
Sports Festival

"Sport offers hope", stated German Embassy's Chargé d'Affaires a.i., Ms Petra Kochendörfer, during the handover of sports material donated to the refugee camps in Adjumanii and Kiryandongo. The handover marked the round-up of the project "Sports and Refugees", implemented by the Department of Physical Education and Sports in the Ministry of Education and Sports and completely funded by the Foreign Office of Germany.

German Embassy Kampala sponsored SOM Chess Academy Children Seminar

Feb 27, 2017 | German Embassy Kampala
Enjoying the game

Inspired by the touching movie “Queen of Katwe”, the German Embassy Kampala funded the SOM Chess Academy Children Seminar. It was organized by Robert Katende, founder of the SOM Chess Academy. He had invited 80 of the strongest young chess players from underprivileged backgrounds in Kampala and Gulu - another step on the way to transform their lives through chess.

Day of German Unity Celebrations