1. The protection of human rights Comment on Zambian decision to commute prisoners’ death sentence to life in jail
  2. ZAWA Scouts in LZ NP Project visit to Conservation Lower Zambezi
  3. Zambia: Victoriafalls in Livingstone Welcome to the German Embassy Lusaka
The protection of human rights

Comment on Zambian decision to commute prisoners’ death sentence to life in jail

Christoph Strässer, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement on 22 July in response to the decision by Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu to commute 332 prisoners’ death sentences to life behind bars: " I expressly welcome this move. Although a de‑facto moratorium has been in place in Zambia since 1997, the death sentence has continued to be handed down on a regular basis. I therefore strongly urge President Lungu and the people of Zambia to use the process of constitutional reform currently under way to finally abolish the death penalty. The death penalty is an inhumane, cruel and immoral form of punishment which has no place in the 21st century. The Federal Government opposes capital punishment under all circumstances and will continue to campaign for its universal abolition."

ZAWA Scouts in LZ NP

Project visit to Conservation Lower Zambezi

Mid June German Ambassador Bernd Finke and the Embassy’s Press Officer Marcel Grella paid a visit to Lower Zambezi National Park in order to familiarize themselves with the work of Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ). CLZ’s activities on the ground focus on wildlife protection measures, environmental education programs, and local community development projects, especially human wildlife conflict mitigation. During the project visit, Ambassador Finke met, among others, with CLZ Chief Executive Officer Ian Stevenson, rangers of Zambia’s Wildlife Authority (ZAWA), and representatives of the local communities of the Lower Zambezi Valley.

Zambia: Victoriafalls in Livingstone

Welcome to the German Embassy Lusaka

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Day of German Unity 2015

700 guests from all walks of life – parliament, government, civil society, the churches, media, business, the diplomatic community - joined Ambassador Bernd Finke and the staff members of the Embassy to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Day of German Unity and the official inauguration of the new Embassy Building.

4th Graduation Ceremony – Zambia Catholic University

German Ambassador Bernd Finke took part in this year's Graduation Ceremony of Zambia Catholic University in Kitwe. The university is closely linked to Germany as it associates with the German diocese of Limburg.

Foreign Athletics Coach Training in Mainz

The 38th Training Course at the Academy for Foreign Coaches in Mainz/Germany has begun

Zambian Athletics Coach Thomas Zimba has been selected as the Zambian candidate for this scholarship program.


Implementation of the National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (NRWSSP)

On Wednesday, 17 June 2015, the Minister for Local Government and Housing, Hon. Dr. John Phiri (MP) and the German Ambassador to Zambia, Mr. Bernd Finke, have handed over 8 vehicles, 12 motorcycles and various IT-equipment worth 275,000 Euros (about 2.96 million Kwacha) to local authorities in order to further implement the National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (NRWSSP) in several districts and provinces.

CJ meeting

Germany, the EU and Zambia: partners in improving access to justice

On 17 June 2015, German Ambassador Bernd Finke and EU Ambassador Gilles Hervio met with Zambia's Chief Justice Irene Mambilima and other members of the Supreme Court to explore fields of cooperation in the justice sector. Ambassadors Finke and Hervio gave an overview about planned EU programs to improve justice delivery for all and to enhance respect for and protection and fulfilment of human rights.

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Aide Memoire of the Joint Water Sector Review (JWSR) officially signed

On Thursday, 11th June the Permanent Secretaries of the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water Development (MMEWD), Ms. Brigadier General Emeldah Chola, the Ministry for Local Government and Housing, Mr. Stanford Msichili and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Mr. Julius Shawa together with Dr. Frank Hofmann, Head of German Development Cooperation on behalf of the Cooperating Partners signed the Aide Memoire of the Joint Water Sector Review 2014 (JWSR).

Global Media Forum 2015

Media and Foreign Policy in the Digital Age

New information and communication technologies have now entered the realm of foreign policy, and they have a direct impact on international relations in the 21st century. Join us in Bonn this summer t...

President Lungu greeting Ambassador Finke

Africa Freedom Day Celebrations in Lusaka

German Ambassador Bernd Finke and Zambian President Edgar Lungu exchanged greetings during the Africa Freedom Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at Freedom Statute in Lusaka, 25 May 2015. Ambassador Finke made the following statement on that occasion: "Africa Freedom Day reminds us of a very important chapter in African and world history - the overcoming of colonial rule & the victory of self determination of the African people. Today, 50 years after these historic events, African's fight for freedom should focus on different sectors: Freedom from widespread poverty, freedom from any forms of discrimination, freedom from military conflicts & civil strife, from corruption and other aspects of bad governance. I wish for Zambians to be freedom fighters in these respects & to serve as a role model for the whole of the African continent.

Hon. Phiri and Ambassador Finke

German Ambassador & Team meet with MLGH Minister Phiri

On may 21st German Ambassador Bernd Finke and members of the German Development Cooperation Team met with MLGH Minister, Hon. Dr. John Phiri. Both sides exchanged views on the current state of play of the Zambian decentralisation process and on the water and sanitation sector in a very open and constructive atmosphere.

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German Embassy hosts Elephant Charge Reception 2015

Under the auspices of German Ambassador to Zambia, Mr. Bernd Finke, the Elephant Charge Committee celebrated the successful conduction of the annual “Elephant Charge Rally 2014” and the official hand-over of donations in the amount of ZMW 417,608.

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Construction of science lab for Cheshire Chawama School

The German Embassy Lusaka supports Cheshire Homes Chawama through its micro-project fund in improving educational infrastructure for the Cheshire school. On the 20th May 2015, Cheshire Homes representatives Mr. Joseph Ngoma and Sr. Judith Bozek signed an agreement with German Ambassador Bernd Finke which will see the reconstruction and transformation of two classroom blocks into a state of the art science lab for its students. Best of success for the project. 

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New White Paper by 2016

Germany is updating the key document which underpins its entire security and defence policy. The new White Paper is due to be published in 2016 and is being drafted in an interministerial, inclusive and transparent process.

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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 in the German Embassy for issues regarding the international protection of human rights is Ambassador Bernd Finke.

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