Politics

The German Embassy Nairobi is in charge of the bilateral relations not only with Kenya but also with Somalia and the Seychelles.

The Ambassador is also accredited as Germany's Permanent Representative at the UN organizations UNEP and UN-HABITAT in Nairobi.

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Germany’s guidelines for Africa

Which strategy is Germany pursuing with regard to this rapidly changing continent? The Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa, developed by the Federal Foreign Office, set out approaches to taking opportunities, tackling risks and overcoming crises.

Foreign Minister Gabriel on the presidential elections in Kenya

The German Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sigmar Gabriel, made the following statement today (13 August) on the presidential elections in Kenya:

Statement by Sigmar Gabriel

Joint Statement by Heads of Mission in Kenya on Kenya’s General Elections - August 11, 2017

This has been a historic week for Kenya. As friends of Kenya and as nations who cherish democracy, we have been moved and inspired by the commitment millions of Kenyans have shown to having their voices heard through the ballot box...

Joint Statement by Heads of Mission in Kenya on the August 8th General Elections

On August 8, Kenyans will exercise one of their most important democratic rights and select their leaders.  As international partners, we encourage Kenyans to look beyond their differences to come together to ensure free, fair, credible, and peaceful elections.   A successful poll will secure the extraordinary promise of the 2010 Constitution, strengthen democracy, and advance prosperity for all Kenyans...

Joint Statement by Heads of Mission in Kenya, 15 June 2017

As Heads of Mission from international partners supporting Kenya's August 8 elections, we met this morning with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman and Commissioners.  We congratulated the Commission on the important National Elections Conference held in Nairobi on 13-14 June, which allowed participants to discuss electoral preparations and to make clear their support for free, fair, credible, and peaceful elections. 

International Heads’ of Mission Statement on Kenya’s Political Party Primary Process, 3rd of May 2017

As friends of Kenya, we congratulate the many Kenyans who peacefully participated in the recent political party primaries by voting and supporting the integrity of the process.  We also welcome the large number of women and young candidates and voters...

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Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Former Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

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Local EU Statement on Election of the Leadership of the House of the People in Somalia

Mogadishu, 12 January, 2017 - The EU welcomes the election of the Leadership of the House of the People. It is an important step in Somalia's political transition that will allow Somalia to soon conclude the indirect parliamentary electoral process that started in 2016. The newly elected parliamentarians will now, through their actions, have to earn the trust and confidence of the Somali people.

Federal Foreign Office in Berlin

The main entrance of the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel

Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Grafische Darstellung der Mitglieder des Sicherheitsrats in englischer Sprache

DGermany is applying for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the 2019‑2020 term.

Africa in Germany's Foreign Policy

Germany's political interests and objectives with regard to sub-Saharan Africa centre on the promotion of democracy, stability and prosperity.