German Ambassador accredited to Somalia
On 26 February 2013, the Ambassador of Germany, H.E. Mrs. Margit Hellwig-Boette, presented her credentials to the President of Somalia to become Germany’s first Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Somalia since 1989. With the accreditation of a new Ambassador to Somalia, Germany expresses its continued commitment to the people of Somalia and underlines its support for the recent political progress.
Franco-German Human Rights Award 2013: call for candidature
The Franco-German Human Rights Award is a joint initiative of the German and French Embassies in Nairobi, rewarding a Kenyan personality for his or her exceptional efforts in the field of human rights in Kenya.
Do you know the perfect candidate for the Franco-German Human Rights Award 2013? Would you like to recommend an outstanding individual or organisation that has made a substantial contribution to the promotion of and respect for human rights in Kenya?
All members of the public can recommend a candidate (individual or organisation) before end of 20 Mai 2013, via the candidature form below.
Candidature form [msword, 219.5k]
German President Gauck congratulates President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta
In a congratulatory telegram, the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck, congratulated the President-elect of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, on his election as President of the Republic of Kenya and on the successfully held elections of the National Assembly, the Senate, the Governors and the County Assemblies.
German President Gauck congratulates President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta [pdf, 34.81k]
Speaking on 9 March 2013 in Berlin, Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle issued the following statement:
"I offer my congratulations to the Kenyan people, who with great dignity and patience ha...
Westerwelle on elections in Kenya
Visas for third-country nationals residing in Burundi and Seychelles
Applicants for Schengen visa residing in Burundi and the Seychelles and who are not respectively Burundian or Seychellois nationals may no longer lodge their visa applications at the Belgian Embassy in Burundi or the French Embassy on the Seychelles. Effective from now, third-country applicants must come in person to the German Embassy in Nairobi for their visa application.
Find out more about the visa regulations