1. Mrs. Hasselfeldt wih Achim Steiner Members of German Parliament hold meetings in Nairobi
  2. International Community mourns victims of 1994 genocide in Rwanda International Community mourns victims of 1994 genocide in Rwanda
  3. Mogadishu German support for Somalia
Mrs. Hasselfeldt wih Achim Steiner

Members of German Parliament hold meetings in Nairobi

The Delegation of the Christian Social Union which is part of the current Government in Germany has arrived in Nairobi on 14 April. In Kenya, they held several meetings including with German UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner, Leader of Majority in Parliament, Hon. Aden Duale as well as the Chairman of the committee on Defence and Foreign Relations, Hon. Ndung'u Gethenji. The visit demonstrates the high level of cooperation between Parliaments in Germany and Kenya. The debates focused around bilateral relations, particularly development cooperation and environmental policy. Regional challenges such as the stabilisation of Somalia and South Sudan as well as refugee flows were also part of the discussions.

International Community mourns victims of 1994 genocide in Rwanda

International Community mourns victims of 1994 genocide in Rwanda

At the United Nations Office in Nairobi, members of the international community commemorated the victims of the genocide in Rwanda. In 1994, over 800,000 people were killed in the genocide within 100 days. This year marked the 20th anniversary of the genocide under the slogan "Remember, Unite & Renew". Rwandan High Commissioner to Rwanda, Yamina Karitanyi, underlined the responsibility of the international community to prevent future genocides and highlighted the success of the reconciliation process in her home country.


German support for Somalia

Germany contributes 400.000 Euro to the Somali Democratisation Support Project implemented by the peace-building organisation Interpeace.The objective is to assist in developing democratisation strategies, especially in the preparation of elections on the federal, regional and local level. In addition, Germany decided yesterday to send up to 20 military instructors to Somalia to contribute to increased stability in the Horn of Africa. Therefore, German Lieutenant General Fritz and the future Military Attaché for Somalia, Manfred Höngesberg went to Mogadishu to met with the EU Training Mission in Somalia Commander General Mingiardi. In Somalia, they discussed challenges of the mission.

The Consular Department has changed the opening hours from 17 February 2014. It will then only be possible to be assisted by the Consular Department after having booked an appointment online. This means that also applicants for passports, certified copies or translations amongst others have to book an appointment beforehand online.

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Amina Mohammed at GBA lunch

Foreign Minister Amina Mohammed joins lunch of German Business Association

The German Business Association welcomed today the Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohammed as guest of honour at its business lunch in Nairobi. Mrs Mohammed highlighted the excellent business relations...

Viktoria Widhammer (Goethe-Institut Nairobi) and Oliver Schwart (German Embassy) with the winners of this year's German language competition

Kenyan students travel to Germany

Once again, the Embassy and the Goethe-Institut Nairobi have chosen a number of Kenyan students who will have the opportunity to attend summer school in Germany from mid August to mid September 2014. ...


One Million Solar Streetlight Project for Kenyan counties

On 2 April 2014 German Development Cooperation and Laptrust, the pension scheme for county government workers in Kenya, have launched the One Million Solar Streetlight Project, aiming at installing on...

Ambassador Andreas Peschke in a meeting with H.E. Dr. Abdirahman Beileh, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation of Somalia

German Ambassador meets Foreign Minister of Somalia

The German Ambassador to Somalia, Andreas Peschke, used the opportunity of the visit of H.E. Abdirahman Duale Beileh, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Federal Republic ...

Water Day

World Water Day: Kenyan-Germany water cooperation

The United Nations designated the 22ndof March as World Water Day. Kenya and Germany mark this day to raise awareness for the human right to water. The celebrations of this year’s World Water Day will...


Together for Global Environment

From 24 to 28 March 2014, the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) convenes in Nairobi. The main task of this meeting will be to prepare for the fi...

Ambassador Peschke visits Mombasa

Ambassador visits Mombasa

The German Ambassador to Kenya, Andreas Peschke, visits Mombasa town and county on 17 and 18 March. He meets the Governor of Mombasa County Hon. Hassan Joho, the Speaker of Mombasa County Assembly a...

"Jambo Kenya" arrives at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi

Jambo Lufthansa, Jambo Kenya!

On March 11th, Lufthansa celebrates the christening of its new Freighter Boeing 777 at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The state of the art plane was named “Jambo Kenya” in appreciation of the co...

Malaria cure discovered at Drug Discovery and Development Centre

Humboldt Colloquium - Promoting Excellence in Science

From 6 until 8 March 2014, the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation together with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOS...

Vocational training institution (tayloring school) provided by WOFAK (Women Fighting Aids in Kenya)

Vocational Training - German experience for Kenya

On 6 March 2014, the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya, together with the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), LIWA Kenya and the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) organized...


Kenya takes part in the world's leading travel show in Berlin

The world’s largest Travel Trade Show, ITB Berlin, opens today. The number of international exhibitors at this year’s ITB Berlin will be higher than ever before. 110,000 visitors are expected to atten...

Günter Nooke, Personal Envoy of Chancellor Angela Merkel for Africa

German Africa Envoy visits Kenya

Günter Nooke, the Personal Envoy of Chancellor Angela Merkel for Africa, will visit Nairobi from 8 to 11 March 2014. Mr Nooke will participate in the Colloquium "Power of Excellence" by the Alexander...

Southern tip of Lake Turkana

German cooperation in Turkana county

Ambassador visits Turkana County Kenyan-German development cooperation has been very active in many Kenyan regions for a long time. With devolution, this regional engagement has become even more imp...

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Sign up for Test for Academic Studies unitl 17 March

TestAS is a central standardised aptitude test for foreign students. TestAS gives prospective students information about their individual ranking compared to other applicants. With good results, they can improve their chances of being admitted for studies at a German university. The registration for the next TestAS at Kenyatta University is open until 17 March 2014. The test will take place on 26 April 2014 at Kenyatta University.

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