Germany established diplomatic relations with Uganda immediately after the country gained independence on October 9, 1962. Since then, the two nations have enjoyed strong political ties, with regular bilateral meetings and exchanges of high-ranking visitors. Germany is an important trading partner of Uganda and very active in development cooperation. Uganda and Germany also maintain close and long-standing ties within the field of culture, education and sports.
Overview of Ugandan-German relations
Energy is a priority sector for Ugandan-German development cooperation. Since 2004, the German Government and the German KfW Bankengruppe have provided more than 120 million Euro in grants, loans and technical assistance to the sector, which is aimed at improving power generation from renewable energy sources, increasing access to power especially in rural areas, as well as promoting the sustainable use of biomass.
Uganda's energy partnership with Germany
This week, Berlin is the coolest place to be in the hot northern summer, with young, fresh and wild fashion on display during Berlin Fashion Week (July 8-13). On July 8, African style graces the catwalks with Africa Fashion Day, featuring the best designers from the continent and of the African diaspora.
Berlin Fashion Week 2014
GoetheonMain is a non-commercial, artist-run project space developed by the Goethe-Institut South Africa at Arts on Main in Johannesburg. A call for proposals has been announced for applications to exhibit there. Application deadline is August 15, 2014 for exhibitions for the period January - December, 2015.
Open call for proposals: GoetheonMain 2015
The Haus der Kulturen der Welt 2014 has announced the winners of the 6th International Literature Award: Haitian-Canadian author Dany Laferrière and Beate Thill, his translator from the French, for the novel Das Rätsel der Rückkehr (L’énigme du retour). Long Night of the Shortlist and Award Ceremony will take place on July 3 in Berlin.
Winners HKW International Literature Award 2014
It's good news for young professionals in Africa: Germany's exciting initiative to promote exchange between African future leaders and German Industry, Afrika Kommt!, will take place again 2014-2016. This will be the third consecutive session of the programme since it was launched in 2008, offering professional training for young, future managers from sub-Saharan Africa.
Afrika Kommt! 2014-2016
Shared research interests and collaborative networking between African and German scientists are at the very heart of the “Africa Strategy” of Germany's Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). On June 20, The German Education Minister and Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology at the AU approved the Strategy as a framework for a sustainable cooperation between Africa and Germany.
Germany and AU approve new research strategy