…This statement is not only true for Martin Luther 500 years ago but also for the approx. 150 guests that were present at the opening of the Martin Luther exhibition “Here I Stand” on 26th April 2017 at the Namibia Scientific Society. The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s publication of the 95 theses against the sales of indulgences. This event is regarded as the starting point of the Reformation.
On the occasion of the commemoration of the Reformation, the German Embassy in cooperation with the Namibia Scientific Society is showing the exhibition “Here I Stand” until 5th May 2017. Yesterday evening, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany Christian Schlaga and the Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (GELC) Burgert Brand opened the exhibition.
Opening of Luther Exhibition Enthusiastically Received “Here I Stand, I Can Do No Other”…
The lack of qualified teachers is one of the main challenges faced by the Namibian education system. For many years, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Namibia and the AGDS (Arbeits- und Fördergemeinschaft der Deutschen Schulvereine in Namibia) have therefore provided scholarships to Namibian students studying for a Bachelor of Education for primary and secondary school in order to make this study course more attractive.
On 24 April 2017, Ambassador Christian Schlagaof the German Embassy Windhoek, handed over a cheque to the amount of 107.550,00 N$ to the AGDS. With this sum, the Embassy is financing the tuition fees for three to four students this year.
German Embassy and AGDS Provide Scholarships to Namibian Students Studying for a Bachelor of Education
On 25 April 2017 the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Namibia, Christian Schlaga, signed an agreement with IPPR, represented by its director Graham Hopwood, on their project, titled 'Namibia - The Right to Housing', which aims to assess the effectiveness of Namibia's housing policies and to make recommendations for improvement in policy design and implementation. The Federal Republic of Germany supports this human rights project to the tune of 612.000,00 N$.
IPPR To Undertake Review Of Housing Policy With Support Of German Government
With the support of the German Embassy in Namibia, this year’s Baroque Festival took place on the 7th and 8th of April under the roof of the Dutch Reformed Church.
COTA Baroque Festival a great success
Actor and theater maker Nelagoh Shilongoh has been invited to participate in a visit to Germany, themed “54th Theatertreffen Berlin 2017”. The visit takes place from 8 until 14 May 2017 and is part of the Visitors Programme of the German Federal Government.
Theater Maker Nelagoh Shilongoh invited to Germany
“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