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Helmut Schmidt / official portrait 1985

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. [...]"

Bilateral Negotiations between the German Government and SADC

Germany committed a total of 46 million euros in 2014-2015 for the continued cooperation with SADC. Therby SADC has received more than 350 million euros since the cooperation began in 1995. This is the result of the bilateral negotiations between the SADC secretariat and the German Government. The delegations were headed by the SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax, and the head of Division Southern Africa; South Africa in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Alois Schneider. The European Union delegation in Gaborone participated as observer.

Honorary Consul

Appointment of Dr. Michaela Kruck as new German Honorary Consul in Maun

The German Embassy is pleased to announce that on 12 May 2015 Dr. Michaela Kruck has been officially appointed new Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Maun. She has been introduced to her duties during a joint reception held by the German Ambassador and the French Ambassador, with a large attendance of guests from Maun. With immediate effect Dr. Kruck will be the first point of contact for any concerns related to her duties as Honorary Consul at the office of Okavango Air Rescue.

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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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Okavango Delta on the UNESCO World Heritage List as the 1000 World Heritage Site

During its 38th session in Doha, the capital von Qatar, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee added 26 new sites to the World Heritage List. The Okavango Delta in Botswana was among the highlights.

SADC and Germany agree to jointly support the deepening of Regional Integration for the benefit of the people in the Region / German commitments to SADC in 2014 total €26 million

During Official SADC-German Consultations on 25 November 2014, both sides agreed on new overarching aims and areas for future cooperation. Moreover, Germany announced new commitments to SADC, now totaling more than €325 million over the last two decades .

Lake Taganjika in Burundi

New guidelines for Africa policy – supporting the security architecture, boosting African ownership

On 21 May 2014 the German cabinet decided on the new Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa drafted by the Federal Foreign Office. The guidelines summarise the context, principles and focuses of Germany’s Africa policy.


iXPOS - A Platform for Foreign Companies Interested in the German Market

iXPOS – The German Business Portal presents its newly revamped website featuring not only a new design but also an expanded content and advanced functionality to serve a wider international community.

Studierende mit Laptop

Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 

Make it in germany

The “Make it in Germany” website welcomes skilled professionals to Germany!

“Make it in Germany!” Take a look at our website to see how skilled professionals like yourself can come to live and work in Germany. German firms are facing a genuine skills shortage that is expected to continue into the future. The German Government has therefore set up this website to help business and industry find the specialists they need. Welcome to Germany!

Durchbruch bei EU-Haushalt 2011

EU Council Presidency

Luxembourg will hold the presidency of the council of the European Union in the second half of 2015.

Afrikanische Kinder mit Deutschlandflagge

Africa in Germany's foreign policy: making the most of opportunities, promoting African ownership

Germany's policy towards Africa is value-based; its principles are respect for human rights, democracy, and the rule of law and peaceful resolution of conflicts. Yet Germany also has clearly defined interests. As a major exporting nation we need a reliable and well-functioning world trade system, which cannot exist without peace, security and stability.

Federal "Research and Innovation" Funding Advisory Service

The Federal "Research and Innovation" Funding Advisory Service is the central point of contact for any questions concerning research and innovation funding. The centre informs potential applicants about the federal research structure, funding programmes and the persons to contact as well as about current funding priorities and initiatives.

Time and weather in Germany

Deutscher Wetterdienst

The Berlin Times

Zeitung zu 25 Jahre TDE

25 years ago, world history was rewritten. Germany was unified again, after four decades of separation. How is Germany doing today and where does it want to go? Read “The Berlin Times” with contributions by Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Martin Walser, Stefan Aust, Güner Balci and Ines Geipel.

Vor 25 Jahren veränderte sich die Welt. Deutschland war wieder vereinigt, nach vier Jahrzehnten Teilung. Wie geht es Deutschland heute und wo strebt es hin? Lesen Sie „The Berlin Times“ mit Beiträgen von Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Martin Walser, Stefan Aust, Güner Balci and Ines Geipel.

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The Berlin Times

25 years of German unity – in 2015, Germany celebrates the 25th anniversary of reunification.

The special feature on “25 years of German unity” in the issue 02/2015 of DE Magazin Deutschland and the corresponding dossier on the deutschland.de website do not only present background articles and interviews looking back on what has been achieved, but also and above all they focus on the present in Germany today. Prominent figures say what they associate with Germany, a reporter travels along the Elbe and explains the changes since 1990, and a walk through Berlin presents the German capital as an international laboratory of creativity.


Topical video collection on deutschland.de

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier



The Embassy has moved to new premises. 

Physical Address (new):

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Queens Road, Plot 1079-1084

Gaborone (Main Mall)


Postal Address and Contacts (unchanged):

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

P.O. Box 315



Tel.: +267-3953143 / 3704900

Fax: +267-3953038

Mail: gaborone%27%diplo%27%de,info

“Auswärtiges Amt – Auslandsvertretungen weltweit”: the app for finding German missions abroad on all standard mobile devices

App Auswärtiges AMt

Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.  

Links to audiovisual information on the German Foreign Ministry


Under the following links you can find audiovisual information in English on the German Foreign Ministry and the German Foreign Minister:

Scholarships in Germany

Scholarships in Germany

Are you considering studying in Germany, but don't know how to cover the costs? This month on Young Germany we have four articles detailing scholarships that can help your wallet support your studies.

Feature of the day: www.deutschland.de


News from Germany

Information about German foreign and European policy and major domestic issues.

Facts about Germany

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