1. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected as Germany's new Federal President
  2. Agreement Signing German Embassy and UP Zambia cooperate on Human Rights Project
  3. Zambia: Victoriafalls in Livingstone Welcome to the German Embassy Lusaka
President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected as Germany's new Federal President

On Feb 12, 2017 former Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected by the 16th Federal Assembly as the 12th Federal President . Steinmeier will take over office on 19 March 2017 replacing outgoing Federal President Joachim Gauck.

Agreement Signing

German Embassy and UP Zambia cooperate on Human Rights Project

German Ambassador Achim Burkart has just signed an agreement with the represenatives of UP Zambia (Undikumbukire Project), Sara Larios and Lwisha Shula, on providing financial support for the human rights project ''Justice for Juveniles in Lusaka''.

Zambia: Victoriafalls in Livingstone

Welcome to the German Embassy Lusaka

In Germany, the "Land of Ideas", we place major emphasis on education, science, research and development. With its high quality of life, good infrastructure and central location in Europe, Germany is one of the world's most attractive bases for business. Its beautiful urban and rural landscapes, combining age-old traditions and experimental modern culture, make a trip to Germany a unique experience. Germany has something for everyone - so why not pay us a visit?


Sigmar Gabriel is Germany’s new Foreign Minister

Jan 30, 2017 On January 27, outgoing Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier handed over to his successor, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, at a ceremony at the German Foreign Office.

ABB Zambia

One year on: ABB supports training for a new generation of young engineers in Zambia

February 24, 2017 - Zambia needs more power technology specialists to support the country’s infrastructure development. The German development finance institution DEG has provided funding, collaborating with ABB, to train a new generation of engineers.

GABS 2017

Second German-African Business Summit (GABS) Nairobi, 8 - 10 February 2017

The first German-African Business Summit took place in Berlin in September 2015 and gave some 400 participants from the worlds of business and politics from Germany and Africa the opportunity to discuss Africa’s prospects and potential and to make new contacts. The conference will be held in Africa for the first time from 8 to 10 February 2017.

Shame, Oil on Canvas

Artist of the Month ''Elliot Ngosa''

''Art for me is an essential discipline inseparable from my life. When I am in the studio, I am transfixed into a space I call an aesthetic void, where time and space freeze, leaving only me and the subject matter.''


Clean water supply for St. Luke’s Mission guaranteed

As part of the technical cooperation between Germany and Zambia, the German Embassy in Lusaka has supported the St. Luke’s Mission Hospital through the drilling of a borehole, as well as the installation of a solar pump and a tank.

Abschluss der sambisch-deutschen Regierungsverhandlungen am 8.12. im BMZ

Successful German-Zambian Intergovernmental Negotiations 2016

Bilateral negotiations on development cooperation took place in Berlin from the 7th to 8th of December 2016 between the Government of the Republic of Zambia and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany. Germany committed round about 100 million Euros to support Zambia, inter alia in the areas of good governance, renewable energies, and water and sanitation.


Statement by the Ambassador Achim Burkart at the LuWSI Launch in Lusaka

On the occasion of the lauch of the ''Lusaka Water Security Initiative (LuWSI)'', German Ambassador Achim Burkart spoke to the Zambian government in Lusaka on 02 December 2016. LuWSI is a collaboratio...

A reef knot as the symbol of the G20 summit in Hamburg

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:

German Sports Equipment 2016 - 2

Donation of Sports Equipment

The German Embassy in Zambia has donated sports equipment to seven different sports associations from Lusaka and surrounding areas. The donation of sports equipment is part of Germany’s International Sports Promotion programmes, which aims to support the further development of sport activities in our partner countries, such as Zambia.

Groundbreaking Ceremony at Chalimbana Local Government Training Institute

Groundbreaking Ceremony at Chalimbana Local Government Training Institute

Germany supports the Zambian Decentralisation Process with 90 million Kwacha German Ambassador Achim Burkart and Minister of Local Government Vincent Mwale have laid the cornerstone for the rehabilitation and expansion of the Chalimbana Local Government Training Institute in a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, 8th of November.

German chancellor Angela Merkel

Speech by Federal Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel to the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa

On the occasion of the hand-over of the Building for Peace and Security, Federal Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel spoke to the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa on 11 October 2016.

The logo of the German OSCE Chairmanship in 2016

Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016 – “Renewing dialogue, rebuilding trust, restoring security”

On 1 January 2016 Germany has assumed the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe (OSCE) and is therefore be responsible for steering the Organization safely through the stormy tides of crises and challenges in 2016. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has presented the details of the Chairmanship’s programme to the 57 OSCE participating States in Vienna on 14 January 2016.

Further information is available on the following websites:

Zambian Impact Network

Signing agreement with Zambian Impact Network

Zambian Impact Network have just signed an agreement with the German Embassy funding the installment of new pit latrines at two Community Schools in Eastern Province.

German Security Council candidature logo

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.

Timbering plant in Wunsiedel

Upper Franconian Municipality Wunsiedel Reaches Climate Goals Early Thanks to Wind, Bioenergy and Co.

In June 2016 the Bavarian town of Wunsiedel was honored as “Energy Municipality of the Month” by the Renewable Energies Agency. The town already reached its self-chosen climate and energy goals for 2020 this year.

Ortenburg Bible, German Historical Museum

500th anniversary of the Reformation

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.

Dignitaries cutting the ribbon

Inauguration of the Chamber's second office outside South Africa in Lusaka,

On 24 May 2016, the Chamber opened its second office outside South Africa in Lusaka, Zambia.

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Cultural Preservation – A Program of the German Foreign Ministry

Culture has many facets and functions, expressed in stories, buildings and other forms. Preserving cultural goods or resurrecting them after they’ve been destroyed is the goal oft he German Foreign Ministry’s Cultural Preservation Program. Since 1981, it has supported projects in 144 countries.

President Lammert at Manchinchi Treatment Plant

President of the German Parliament visited Lusaka

The President of the German Parliament Dr. Norbert Lammert visited Lusaka for the 134th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Conference that took place from 19th to 23rd March 2016. He was accompanied by the Vice President Claudia Roth and a delegation of five MPs.

Zambian Elephants at a waterhole

Celebrating 30 years of German-Zambian North Luangwa Conservation Programme

The Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) and Zambian Department of National Parks & Wildlife (DNPW) celebrated the 30th anniversary of their partnership in the North Luangwa Conservation Programme. For the reception many conservation stakeholders paid tribute to the tireless efforts to safeguard one of Africa´s most pristine wilderness areas.

Representatives of the German government, KfW and ZESCO handing over the loan agreement

Zambia and Germany sign 30 million loan for hydro power station

 Germany and ZESCO signed a 30 million Euro loan agreement for the rehabilitation and expansion of the Chishimba Falls hydro power station in Kasama, Northern Province.

Ambassador Achim Burkart

Ambassador Achim Burkart

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The promotion of human rights around the world plays a central role in Germany's foreign policy. Your main contact person at the German Embassy for issues regarding the international protection of human rights is Ambassador Achim Burkart.

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Migration, the digital revolution, the trend towards sharing rather than owning, and a new relaxed attitude to business: many factors are changing the way people live in Germany. In the “Trends and Perspectives” section of the latest edition of “DE Magazin Deutschland” and on deutschland.de, learn about how current trends are affecting society and life in Germany. You can also read a report about the rediscovery of the German forest, and gain some fascinating insights into the everyday work of deep-sea researcher Antje Boetius.


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