2015 is of special relevance to the German-Namibian relations, since we are celebrating the 25 year anniversary of Namibian Independence and the concurrent commencement of diplomatic relations between our two countres. Together with its partners from the cultural, economic, political and development cooperation sphere, the German Embassy is thus proud to present the "German Weeks 2015".
German Weeks 2015
Music Video "Never Over"
From Namibia and Germany, together for the future: The Namibian musician EES, Oviritje legend Ongoro Nomundu and The Global Experience together with learners from six different schools from Windhoek and Münster filmed the first German-Namibian music video called 'Never Over' that focuses on the reconciliation of a young united generation.
The project was organised by the Global Experience e.V. with financial support from the German Embassy and is a part of the German Weeks 2015. Follow the Link to watch the finished video!
Music video "Never Over"
On 16 April 2015 the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Namibia, Onno Hückmann, and Namibian Ombudsman John Walters signed a project agreement according to which the Federal Republic of Germany supports a human rights project by the Office of the Ombudsman to the tune of 500,000.00 N$.
Agreement on Human Rights Project signed
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement on the 13th of April in response to news that Günter Grass had passed away: In Günter Grass, Germany has lost one of its true greats today.
Death of Günter Grass
Former Federal President of the Republic of Germany, Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler, visited Namibia from 20 to 22 March 2015 representing the Federal Republic of Germany at the celebrations of 25 years of Namibian independence, the swearing-in of President Dr. Hage Geingob and the farewell to parting President Hifikepunye Pohamba as well as the concurrent commencement of German- Namibian diplomatic relations. At the official Opening Event of the “German Weeks 2015” on 20 March 2015 at the Goethe-Centre he urged not to forget German-Namibian history while also calling for reconciliation.
Former Federal President Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler visited Namibia