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.

Statement by international partners to Somaliland on the postponement of the Presidential and Local elections, 26 January, 2017

International partners to Somaliland express their strongest sympathies with the Somaliland people affected by the drought experienced at the moment across Somaliland. Donors have made and will continue to make significant contributions to address the humanitarian consequences of the drought and are following the situation closely and with great concern.

Statement by the EU-Spokesperson on the twin-terror attack in Mogadishu, Somalia

Today's twin-terror attacks at and near the Dayah Hotel in Mogadishu left many casualties. Our thoughts go to the families of the victims.

https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/19251/statement-spokesperson-twin-terror-attack-mogadishu-somalia_en

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Germany’s G20 presidency

Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers met in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.

Further information is available on the following webpages:

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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. 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.

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.

European Union Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders

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Germany and the European Union are actively engaged in the protection of human rights defenders. The EU has drawn up guidelines to ensure that this protection is guaranteed in the long term.