1. Hilfe für Afrika An alliance against Ebola – Germany’s contribution
  2. Mauerfall und Einheit The fall of the Wall and German reunification
  3. Steinmeier and Fabius talking to President Goodluck Jonathan German and French Ministers travel to Nigeria together
Hilfe für Afrika

An alliance against Ebola – Germany’s contribution

The fight against Ebola is a new and complex challenge for the international community. The German Government is continuously expanding its assistance and support for the countries affected. In his capacity as Special Representative of the Federal Government, Ambassador Walter Lindner – formerly Regional Director for Africa and Crisis Management Commissioner at the Federal Foreign Office – directs and coordinates all aid measures. Our objectives are to stop Ebola from spreading further, to prevent the erosion of state authority and stabilise the countries affected, to provide help for the long term and to take preventive measures at the global level.

Mauerfall und Einheit

The fall of the Wall and German reunification

November 9, 1989, the day on which the Berlin Wall fell, marked the climax of a trend that was similar to a revolution and in which the citizens of the GDR played the main role. Some, because they did everything in their power to leave a state that refused to grant them the freedom to travel and who by occupying embassies abroad forced the authorities into allowing them to leave, and others because they proclaimed in no uncertain terms that they wished to stay in the GDR. However, they also demanded fundamental reforms, which the regime could not agree to without setting its downfall in motion. Given this assault on two fronts, despite massive security measures the GDR collapsed like a house of cards in the space of just a few months. This paved the way for the division of Germany to be overcome and for the country to be reunited on October 3, 1990.

Steinmeier and Fabius talking to President Goodluck Jonathan

German and French Ministers travel to Nigeria together

On Monday 27 October, the third joint trip embarked on by Foreign Ministers Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Laurent Fabius took them to political talks in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.

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DW launches radio series on Ebola for West Africa

Starting November 19, DW launches a radio series on Ebola for listeners in Africa, initially in English, followed by four regional languages. The eight-part series focuses on the most burning questions, myths and fears surrounding the deadly virus and will initially be broadcast in English, followed by French, Hausa, Kiswahili and Portuguese. It can be heard primarily by listeners in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Mali and neighboring states via shortwave, FM and mobile devices.

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The Embassy Successfully Carries Out a Journalist Workshop on “Social Media“

The Embassy in Abuja held a workshop for journalists with the theme "Role of social media and its Importance to the Election" on the 14th of November. 25 journalists attended this event. The Embassy was represented by the Press and Culture Attaché, Dr. Burkard Weth.

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Nigeria, an important partner - Ambassador Zenner is interviewed by Fresh Facts

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 with the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Dr. Sa´ad Abubakar III, CFR

Ambassador Zenner visits Sultan of Sokoto

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.

Speech of the Ambassador on occasion of the German National Day

On November 4, the German Embassy in Abuja held its celebrations for the Day of German Unity 2014. Please read the speech of Ambassador Michael Zenner. 

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Interview with Ambassador Zenner in "This Day"

In an interview with "This Day" Ambassador Zenner outlined the basic perspectives of Nigerian-German relations. Read the full interview here.

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German-Polish exhibition opened at the German school in Abuja

A German-Polish exhibition was opened on the 5th November 2014 at the German school in Abuja by the German Ambassador Zenner and the Polish Ambassador Przemyslaw Niesolowski in the presence of the Sch...

German-Nigerian Business Day: speech by Ambassador Zenner

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.

Ambassador Zenner with Governor Dr. Babangida Aliyu

Ambassador Zenner travels to Minna, Memorandum of Understanding signed to promote renewable energy

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.

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Lecture: The green city – Ways to Sustainable Urban Development

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.

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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.

Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Foreign Minister Steinmeier: Germany will support Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the a statement in light of the recent brutal attacks in Nigeria, condemning the acts of terror committed by Boko Haram in Nigeria in the strongest possible terms.

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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.

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Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

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Ambassador Michael Zenner

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Mr Michael Zenner is the German Ambassador to Nigeria in Abuja. He arrived in Abuja in August 2014 after serving as Ambassador in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Welcome message of the Consul General

Michael Derus, Generalkonsul der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Lagos, Nigeria

The German Consul General in Lagos, Michael Derus, welcomes you on the homepage of the Consulate General.

Important Information for visitors!

Dear visitors to the German Embassy Abuja and the German Consulate General in Lagos, please read the following important information.

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