The German Embassy calls on visual artists, who are Namibian citizens or have a permanent residence in Namibia to submit a colourful design for painting the raw Buddy Bear sculpture.
Call for Proposals: A Buddy Bear for Namibia!
The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany has the sad duty to announce, with deep sorrow, the death of 12 persons due to an act of violence on 19 December 2016, when a truck plowed through a Christmas Market at the Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin. 49 people were injured during the incident.
For this purpose, a Book of Condolences will be opened at the German Embassy on Thursday, 22.12.2016 from 10h00 until 13h00 and from 14h00 until 16h30 and Friday, 23.12.2016 from 10h00 until 13h00.
Attack on German Christmas Market
“Growth that all states can afford”, is Chancellor Angela Merkel’s main goal for the German presidency of the G20. Starting December 1, 2016, Germany will be holding the chairmanship in 2017, taking over from China.
Germany’s G20 presidency: focusing on Africa
Five hundred years ago, on 31 October 1517, legend has it that theology professor Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg.
The posting of these theses in Wittenberg marks the beginning of the Reformation. The far reaching theological, cultural and political consequences of the Reformation make its anniversary in 2017 not only a church affair, but a central global event in cultural history.
Anniversary of the Reformation
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.
Germany’s candidacy on the Security Council