1. Joachim Gauck (Archives) Congratulations on Independence Day by German Federal President Joachim Gauck
  2. The protection of human rights Comment on Zambian decision to commute prisoners’ death sentence to life in jail
  3. Zambia: Victoriafalls in Livingstone Welcome to the German Embassy Lusaka
Joachim Gauck (Archives)

Congratulations on Independence Day by German Federal President Joachim Gauck

On the occasion of Independence Day in the Republic of Zambia, the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck, presents his sincere congratulations to President Edgar Chagwa Lungu and the people of Zambia.

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."

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?

Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Zambia

First visit to Zambia by a German Foreign Minister for 40 years

Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Lusaka on the 20th and 21st of November accompanied by Members of the German Parliament, a high ranking business and cultural delegation an...

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Statement by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of Helmut Schmidt

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave the following statement in Berlin on the 10th of November on the death of former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt: “Germany has paused for reflection. The death of Helmut Schmidt fills me with great sorrow. We Germans have lost a father figure. Helmut Schmidt had a profound impact on us and our country. [...]"

Promenades Musicales 2015

French German Classical Music Festival

To celebrate 50 years of trustful diplomatic relationship with Zambia, the Embassies of Germany and France hosted a Classical Music Festival in October.

MPs Matibini and Woehrl

German MPs visit Zambia

Five members of the Committee for Development Cooperation of the German Parliament paid a four day visit to Zambia to get a first hand impression of Zambian German cooperation.

Buddy Bear

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.

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The Refugee Crisis and the work of Germany’s Diplomatic Missions

The rising number of people fleeing to Germany from crisis regions is a major challenge - for everybody in Germany. For volunteers, institutions, ordinary citizens, and for the refugees themselves. Outside of Germany too, there are lots of people working to cope with the crisis. Germany’s embassies abroad are making a decisive contribution.

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.

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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).

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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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Contact Person Human Rights

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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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