In an interview with "Fresh Facts" Ambassador Zenner highlights the good German-Nigerian relations and gives insight in Germany's fight against Ebola. Read the full interview here.
Ambassador Zenner in Fresh Facts
German Ambassador Michael Zenner visited Sokoto on 6th and 7th November 2014 to meet the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Dr. Sa´ad Abubakar III, CFR in his palace for a courtesy call, together with the governor of Sokoto State, Aliyu M. Wamakko and the catholic bishop of Sokoto Diocese,Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah.
Ambassador Zenner visits Sultan of Sokoto
On occasion of the German-Nigerian Business Day of the Afrikaverein held on 20 October 2014 in Berlin, Ambassador Mr. Michael Zenner gave a speech in which he emphasized the enormous importance of Nigeria’s economy. Being the biggest economy in Africa with a growing population and a vast potential of resources, Nigeria is Germany's second most important trading partner in Sub-Sahara Africa: these opportunities should be used.
Find the full text of the speech here.
On the 8th of October Ambassador Michael Zenner met with the Governor of Niger state, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, in Minna to exchange views. Subsequently, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Niger state and the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ) in which the framework under which the GIZ will promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in the state is defined.
Ambassador Zenner in Minna
On October 7th, Prof. Dr. Müller, Executive Director of the Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development (IOER) in Dresden, kicked off his lecture tour, that will take him to Abuja, Ibadan and Lagos, in the German Ambassador's residence in Abuja.
Lecture: Green City
Academy for Foreign Coaches: Track & Field Coaching Diploma
From June 1st 2015 to July 31st 2016, the German Athletics Association (Deutscher Leichtathletikverband, DLV) offers a training course for athletic coaches (track and field) at the DLV’s Academy for Foreign Coaches in Mainz/Germany.
Graduates who have passed the final examination will receive an Athletics Coaching Diploma.
The Academy for Foreign Coaches has a history of over 30 years and has successfully trained coaches and instructors from all over the world in association with the Gutenberg University’s Institute for Sports Science in Mainz.
If you are interested in joining this training course please read the attached information brochure carefully and submit your documents (including a recommendation from your national athletic federation/association!) to the German Embassy in Abuja or the German Consulate in Lagos.
Please note the following important information concerning consular services (including visa) at the German Embassy in Abuja:
Changed business hours in Abuja
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.
Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa