1. Montagsdemo in Leipzig Year of Commemoration 2014
  2. medical laboratory Current activities of the German Federal Government in the fight against Ebola
  3. Münchens Oberbürgermeister Christian Ude zapfte am Samstag (18.09.2010) in München auf dem Oktoberfest das erste Fass Bier an. O'zapft is! - Oktoberfest 2014
Montagsdemo in Leipzig

Year of Commemoration 2014

One hundred years have passed since the outbreak of the First World War, 75 years since the start of the Second World War. We are celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall and the peaceful revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe for the 25th time. Ten years ago the EU’s eastward enlargement was successful. Under the theme "Year of Commemoration 2014" the German Federal Government offers special events and publications - because this year, more so than other years,  provides us with the opportunity to consciously focus on specific aspects of our past from various angles.

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Current activities of the German Federal Government in the fight against Ebola

On the 5th of August the Federal Government (Minister for Development, Müller) announced the provision of an additional 1 million Euros to support WHO measures. The money is to ensure the effective coordination of measures to combat the Ebola outbreak. Also, the early diagnosis and monitoring of the virus as well as an immediate and effective handling of cases of disease should be made possible. Furthermore, the population should be better informed about Ebola, in particular the risk of infection, prevention and control options. So far, the Federal Government (Federal Foreign Office) has already granted emergency aid totaling 400,000 Euros to the WHO for the containment of the virus.

Münchens Oberbürgermeister Christian Ude zapfte am Samstag (18.09.2010) in München auf dem Oktoberfest das erste Fass Bier an.

O'zapft is! - Oktoberfest 2014

On Saturday, September 20th, the 181st Oktoberfest will open its gates to visitors from around the world. The Oktoberfest is the largest folk festival in the world with yearly around 6 million visitors. Visit Munich and experience tradition bavarian music, food, and of course - beer!

German African Healthcare Symposium

First German-African Healthcare Symposium

On October 23rd, 2014, the German-African Business Association (Afrika-Verein) in cooperation with the German Healthcare Partnership is organizing the 1st German-African Healthcare Symposium in Berlin, in conjunction with the World Health Summit. We are pleased to being able to invite you to the Symposium.

The Healthcare Symposium will gather the most important stakeholders of the sector: to explore possible cooperation and alert the German healthcare industry about future business opportunities. Approximately 150 German and African representatives from the private sector, governments and associations are expected.

To find out more and register for the event, please visit the Healthcare Symposium's website:

workshop participants with  Pastor Wuye, Imam Dr. Ashafa from the IMC Kaduna and Burghard Brinksmeier from the German Embassy

Interfaith Mediation Centre Kaduna: first workshop on peacebuilding and conflict mediation held

On August 14th, 2014 Ambassador Michael Zenner and Pastor James Wuye had signed an agreement between the Interfaith Mediation Centre in Kaduna and the German Embassy. From September 2nd to September 3rd, the first workshop of the project was held successfully in Kachia, one of the most concerned areas in Kaduna state regarding conflictsbetween pastoralists and farmers.

Ambassador Zenner with representatives from the Easterbrook Foundation

Promotion of a school in Zaria, Kaduna State through the Embassy

On the 21st of August Ambassador Zenner and Air Commodore SAT Easterbrook (rtd) signed a funding agreement for the benefit of the Easterbrook Foundation in the context of the micro-project program provided by the Embassy.


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.

3rd EU-Nigeria Business Forum

From September 22nd to September 23rd, 2014, the 3rd EU-Nigeria Business Forum will be held in Lagos. For further information regarding the programme please visit www.eunbf.eu .


Important information concerning consular service at the Embassy in Abuja (including visa)

Please note the following important information concerning consular services (including visa) at the German Embassy in Abuja:

Perm. Sec Dr Ederer and Perm. Sec Dr Uhomoibhi sign a jointcommuniqué after the second consultation of the binational commission

Zweite Sitzung der Bi-Nationalen Kommission in Abuja

Dr. Markus Ederer, the State Secretary of the German Foreign Office made a visit to Abuja accompanied by a delegation on the 9th and 10th of July. Political consultations within the framework of the Nigerian-German Bi-National Commission prompted the trip.

Federal Minister Müller meets Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonthan in Abuja

Federal Minister for Development and Cooperation visits Nigeria

Federal Minister for Development and Cooperation, Mr Gerd Müller, visited Nigeria on June 10th, 11th and 12th. He started his visit in Lagos and Abeokuta, where, amongs others, he met with pupils of a Muslim Girls' High School and visited a polio vaccination centre. In Abuja, he met with President Goodluck Jonathan and Minister of Fincance Okonjo-Iweala, and also spoke to activists of the "Bring-back-our-Girls" group.

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.

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.

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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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