German Ambassador Bernd Finke and Zambian President Edgar Lungu exchanging greetings during the Africa Freedom Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at Freedom Statue 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 and 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 and civil strife, freedom from corruption and other aspects of bad governance. I wish for Zambians to be freedom fighters in these respects and to serve a role model for the whole of the African continent."
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.
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.
Supporting Water Supply Project in Copperbelt-Province
The German Embassy supports the Kafulafuta Constituency Office through its micro-project fund in funding water supply provisions for vulnerable communities in Copperbelt Province. On the 12th May 2015, Hon. Brian Chitafu, MP, signed an agreement with the German Ambassador Bernd Finke which will see various boreholes being drilled and handpumps installed with the aim to improve the safe drinking water provision in selected communities. The German Embassy wishes the best of success for the project.
Deutsche Welle (DW) Global Media Forum 2015
Media and foreign policy - 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. The Global Media Forum will see experts from around the world explore this topic in Bonn from 22.-24.06.2015.
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Green Talents – International Forum for High-Potentials in Sustainable Development
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” since 2009 to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers each year.
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Lombe Nsama was among the nine artists who facilitated the painting of the longest art work ever done in Zambia (more than 2000 children from all ten Provinces painted a 1.8km art piece depicting Zambian history) and has always been active in organizing young artists’ workshops and exhibitions. An art teacher by profession who is currently studying for a degree in Fine Arts at the Zambian Open University he has gained significant recognition of his style and content. The German Embassy proudly presents him as the "Artist of the Month" in May 2015.
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Germany Embassy supports Ranchhod Community Service
The German Embassy Lusaka has selected Ranchhod Community Service and Hospice (RCSH) as one of the beneficiaries of the annual micro-project scheme. RCHS in Kabwe was formed after the realization that many people affected by HIV/AIDS were being deprived of their right to effective treatment, care and support. Founded by the community which RCSH provides palliative care for chronically and terminally ill patients as well as services ranging from health care to family planning, and voluntary counselling and treatment (VCT). The German Embassy wishes RCHS the best of success for the reconstruction of the organisation's property.
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German Minister of Agriculture in Zambia
Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Hon. Christian Schmidt visited Zambia from 15.-17.04.2015. Minister Schmidt and his delegation hold bilateral talks with Hon. Given Lubinda, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, visited the AgriTech Expo in Chisamba and officially opened the German-Zambian cooperation project "Agricultural Knowledge and Technology Centre (AKTC)".
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A delegation from the Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC) and from the Association of Savings Banks Salzland travelled to Zambia in order to monitor on-going projects, visit its partner institution Bank of Zambia (BoZ) and exchange views on the current economic situation.
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German Athletics Expert Torsten Tesch organized and conducted an “Athletics Junior-Project”, mandated by the German Federal Foreign Office (FFO) and the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB), in Lusaka from 06.-28. March 2015.
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