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Change of Embassy's bank account details for the transfer of visa fees/ geänderte Kontodaten zur Überweisung der Visagebühren:

Botschaft der Republik Namibia
Commerzbank Berlin
Bankleitzahl: 10040000
Konto-Nr.: 0262575400
IBAN: DE82 1004 0000 0262 5754 00
BIC: COBADEFFXXX

The Government is dismayed by the pictoral page of the daily newspaper, the Allgemeine Zeitung, which published the German festival participants or organizer honoring the Klu Klux Klan - a white extremist movement that killed black people.

The Government has witnessed the shocking images of youths dressed in offensive gear during the Swakopmund Carnival (Kuska-Maskenball) - a traditional German festival that took place in the coastal town. The youths were dressed as members of the Klu Klux Klan and others were dressed in laborers outfits painted in blackface. Blackface is a form of theatrical makeup used by performers to represent a black person. Blackface as a practice, which gained popularity during the 19th century and contributed to the proliferation of stereotypes such as the "happy-go-lucky/ darky on the plantation'. Their outfits were called 'imaginative' in the Allgemeine Zeitung where it was published. (Read more....)

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German MPs urge Merkel to recognize Namibia genocide

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German opposition parties have called on the government to recognize the massacre committed by imperial troops in Namibia as genocide.

This comes ahead of the 100th anniversary of the end of German rule there.

The opposition Greens and Left party have thrown their support behind a bid by human rights organizations to persuade Chancellor Angela Merkel's government to recognize the mass killings of people who belonged to Herero and Nama ethnic groups between in the early 1900s as genocide.

"Between 1904 and 1908 the German empire carried out the first genocide of the 20th century," Gysi told the DPA news agency. "The people of Namibia are still suffering from the after-effects up to this very day," he added.

"This chapter of Germany's colonial history must not be left untreated. As the legal successor, the Federal Republic holds the responsibility," Cem Özdemir co-chairperson of the Greens, told DPA.

Özdemir was speaking after the Greens on Wednesday brought a motion in the German parliament calling on the government to recognize the mass killings as an act of genocide. (...to continue reading click on Read More below)

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geingob121406STATEMENT BY HIS EXCELLENCY DR HAGE G. GEINGOB, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA ON THE OCCASION OF HIS 100 DAYS IN OFFICE
JUNE 29, 2015, STATE HOUSE, WINDHOEK

Good morning to you all and welcome to this press conference.

Today marks exactly 100 days since the day I was sworn in as the third President of the Republic of Namibia. It has become a common practice in some countries for new Presidents to give a self-assessment of their performance and reflect on the progress made during the first 100 days in office. While 100 days may be too short a period to meaningfully assess the effectiveness of any newly elected President or for that matter newly appointed CEO of a company, it does provide a first opportunity for reflection on the direction the Government will take. The very fact that there is a talk of 100 days has ignited the people across all sectors. The media has arranged special talks and dedicated significant newspaper coverage to this matter.

My first and foremost conjecture as newly elected President or what I refer to as the new Head of the Namibian House, was to inspire and rally the entire Nation behind the concepts of "one Namibia, one Nation" and my election mantra that "no Namibian should feel left out". I believe that the patriotic fervor that was roused and evident to the whole world during our Independence Jubilee celebrations and has continued to be exuded by our citizenry is a clear indication that I have succeeded in these objectives of creating a feeling of rejuvenation. Across the length and breadth of Namibia, people from all walks of life have rallied behind these concepts. Therefore the Nation has reacted to my clarion call and a psychological impact of regarding themselves first and foremost as Namibians has already taken place. It is a call that has reverberated around the globe with many African and World leaders talking about the new Namibian President.

Today Namibians are feeling anew. We are moving away from the tendency to identify as close knit "families" and have embraced our diversity in a positive manner in order to buttress the foundation of the Namibian House. Namibian citizens are now referring to the Namibian House. However, this is not a once off achievement, and over the course of my Presidency, I will continue to advocate for a Namibian House that is united, a Namibian House where all have a sense of belonging and a Namibian House where no one should feel left out.  Read more....

Röhrse Über 1000 Besucher beim Namibiafest
 

Röhrse. Es ist ein fester Termin im Kalender aller Peiner Afrikafans: Das Namibiafest in Röhrse, das auf der Gästefarm Afrika gefeiert wird. Organisiert vom Verein „Hilfe für Namibia" verbrachten mehr als 1000 Besucher einen tollen Abend.

Ueber 1000 Besucher beim Namibiafest pdaArticleWideAfrikanische Spezialitäten in Röhrse: Lange Schlangen bildeten sich vor dem Grillstand mit den Straußensteaks. Hoher Besuch (kl. Foto): Fiina Elago, Botschaftsattaché in der namibischen Botschaft in Berlin und Hans-Werner Behrens, Vorsitzender der „Hilfe für Namibia".

In einer kleinen Ansprache resümierte Hans-Werner Behrens, Vorsitzender des Vereins, was dieser in den vergangenen Jahren geleistet hat: „Als wir anfingen, dachten wir, es wäre super, wenn wir einen Container rüberschicken können. Heute sind es 38 Container im Wert von mehr als zwei Millionen Euro." Vor Kurzem in Windhoek/Katutura fertiggestellt wurde der Kindergarten „Colourful". „Dort schwärmen die Menschen von einem Fünf-Sterne-Kindergarten, der unseren Vorstellungen nach eine Blechbude ist, trotzdem konnten wir Großes damit bewirken."

Unter den Gästen befand sich auch Fiina Elago, Botschaftsattaché für Einwanderung in der namibischen Botschaft in Berlin. Elago bedankte sich für die Hilfe des Vereins, die dazu beigetragen habe, das Leben ihrer Landsleute entscheidend zu verbessern. „Ihre Hilfe erreicht Vereine, Schulen, Altersheime, Krankenhäuser und auch Privatpersonen und wird in meinem Land sehr hoch geschätzt."
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Recent Speeches and Press Releases from the President of the Republic of Namibia, H.E. Dr Hage Geingob
 
STATEMENT BY HIS EXCELLENCY DR HAGE G.GEINGOB, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA, TO THE AFRICAN UNION ASSEMBLY OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT, 14/06/2015
 
PRESS RELEASE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT STATE HOUSE: MINISTERIAL DECLARATION OF INTENT, 02/06/2015

 

AU Summit

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY HAGE G. GEINGOB, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA, ON THE OCCASION OF THE CELEBRATION OF AFRICA DAY, 25 MAY 2015
PM calls for more local products on shelves
June 25th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Fashion1 500x250The Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has urged local traders to stock more local products while expressing concern that all shops in the country are mainly distributing foreign goods.

Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said she is getting a little bit tired of being invited to open shops that distribute foreign products, adding that it is not that foreign investors are not welcome but that she would also like to see local products on the shelves.

"Government is available to support Namibia's youth in all their constructive endeavours. We continue to promote through our trade policy for access to international markets for locally produced goods," stated Kuugongelwa-Amadhila.

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Important Announcement / Wichtige Mitteilung

Changes in the Payment Procedures of Visa and Passport Application Fees 

Änderung bei der Zahlung von Visa- und Passanträgen

Please take note that the Embassy's bank account details for the transfer of visa fees have changed:

Wir bitten Sie, die veränderten Kontodaten zur Überweisung der Visagebühren zur Kenntnis zu nehmen:

Botschaft der Republik Namibia
Commerzbank Berlin
Bankleitzahl: 10040000
Konto-Nr.: 0262575400
IBAN: DE82 1004 0000 0262 5754 00
BIC: COBADEFFXXX

"Von der Unmöglichkeit, über Afrika zu sprechen" 

170px-Koehlerhorst08032007Rede von Bundespräsident a.D. Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler, anlässlich der Afrika-Tage des Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, 18. März 2014 in Berlin

"Zum historischen Bewußtsein gehört die Erinnnerung an den Völkermord an den Hereros, der 1904, also genau vor 110 Jahren, durch den 'Vernichtungsbefehl' des preußischen Offiziers Lothar von Trotha begann." Weiterlesen...

"On the impossibility of speaking of Africa"

Speech by former President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Professor Horst Köhler, on the occasion of the Africa Days of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, 18 March 2013, Berlin

"Awareness of history means remembering the genocide against the Herero peoples. unleashed in 1904 - exactly 110 years ago - on the orders of the Prussian officer Lothar von Trotha."  Read more...

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