Island Mainau/Lake Constance: blooming tulips

Springtime in Germany: Insel Mainau

On this Website you will find information on Germany, German-Cameroon relations and the activities of the Embassy. Furthermore, we answer consular and travel-related questions. For further information please follow the links to the Websites of the German Foreign Office in Berlin and to other German institutions.

Enjoy discovering the many facets of the close relations between Cameroon and Germany in the political, economic and cultural field!

European refugee crisis 2016


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IRIC students visit the German Embassy

A group of IRIC students visit the German Embassy

On 15 March 2016, Jonas Wiesenecker, Attaché for Cultural and Protocol Affairs, Anela Lupin, Assistant Attaché in the Ambassador’s Office, and André Tsafack, Office Assistant in the Press and Public Relations Section at the Embassy, welcomed a delegation form IRIC, Cameroon’s Institute of International Relations. The delegation was headed by Dr. Nériste Germaine Mendo Ze.

Reception of DAAD-scholarship recipients

Reception of DAAD scholarship holders

On 30 March 2016, Chargé d'Affaires Lars Leymann and Mrs Katrin Leymann hosted a farewell reception for Cameroonian recipients of DAAD postgraduate scholarships. The young academics will pursue their doctoral projects at German universities.

Signing of Agreement with WOMED

Support for a project for the promotion of women’s rights

On Wednesday 9 March, 2016 the Deputy Chief of Mission at the German Embassy, Lars Leymann and Ms. Vanessa Kadjo, project manager of the women’s rights organization “Women on the move for equal development (WOMED) signed a project financial agreement of 3.420.000 FCFA (5.215 EUR).

Visit of  a group of students from Syke and CAY

Students from Gymnasium Syke and Collège Adventiste de Yaounde visit the embassy

A group of students from Germany (Gymnasium Syke) and Cameroon (Collège Adventiste de Yaoundé) paid a visit to the Embassy of Germany in Yaounde on 26 February 2016. The 32 Cameroonian and German students participate, together with their teachers, in a successfully working students’ exchange between their schools.

International Coaching Courses at the University of Leipzig - John Nkeng

Farewell to a Participant in a coaching course at the University of Leipzig

Ambassador Holger Mahnicke today received Mr John Nkeng in his office at the Embassy of Germany in Yaounde. Mr Nkeng was invited by Leipzig University to participate in a 6-month training course, funded by the German Foreign Office.

Signing of a technical cooperation agreement

Technical Cooperation agreements worth 10 million euros signed

On  15 February 15 2016, Cameroonian Minister of Economics and Territorial Planning Louis Paul Motazé and German Ambassador to Cameroon Holger Mahnicke signed two cooperation agreements worth an overall 10 million euros in Yaounde. The ceremony took place at MINEPAT in the presence of Foreign Minister Lejeune Mbella Mbella and numerous other government ministers.

Visit of Bundestag Member of Parliament Koschyk in Cameroon

Bundestag MP Hartmut Koschyk visits Cameroon

Bundestag MP Hartmut Koschyk (CDU/CSU) visited Cameroon from 15 to 20 November 2015. During the visit, he held talks with the president of the Cameroon National Assembly Cavaye Yeguié Djbril as well as with top officials of the Cameroonian government and administration including the Minister of External Relations Lejeune Mbella Mbella, the Minister of Finance Alamine Ousmane Mey, the Minister of Defense Joseph Beti Assomo and the Governor of the Centre Region, Joseph Otto Wilson.

Hand-over of Letter of accreditation to President Biya

German Ambassador Holger Mahnicke's accreditation ceremony

Ambassador Holger Mahnicke introduced himself to His Excellency Paul Biya, President of the Republic of Cameroon, on 12 November 2015 and presented his letter of accreditation in a solemn ceremony.

Support for a small-scale development project in Marienberg

Financial support for a small-scale development project in Marienberg

On Thursday, 06 November 2015, Ambassador Holger Mahnicke handed over a cheque worth 17,531.64 euros (11,500,000 Mio. FCFA) to Dr. Guy Ernest Sanga from the “Association des Amis de Monsignore Vieter”. The money will support the construction of a workshop hall and classrooms for a rural training center for woodcraft in Marienberg.

Visit of German MPs in Cameroon

The Caucus for French speaking countries in West and Central Africa in the German Parliament (BUNDESTAG) visits Cameroon

Members of the Caucus for French speaking countries in West and Central Africa in the German Parliament (BUNDESTAG) led by M. Uwe Kekeritz, MP for Bündnis 90/DIE GRÜNEN visited Cameroon from 28 to 31 October 2015. Other members of the delegation were the MPs Ms. Anita Schäfer (CDU/CSU) Prof. Dr. Patrick Sensburg (CDU), Dr. Karamba Diaby (SPD), Mr. Niema Movassat (DIE LINKE), and Mr. Charles Huber (CDU/CSU).

Day of German Unity 2015

Celebration of the 25th edition of the Day of German Unity in Yaounde and Douala

On October 5, 2015, Ambassador Holger Mahnicke and his wife Kerstin celebrated the 25th edition of the Day of German Unity at Hotel Hilton in Yaounde with personalities from the political and business scenes, members of the civil society, the diplomatic corps as well as the cultural scene.

Ambassador's visit in Marienberg

German Ambassador’s visit in Marienberg

On 6 October 2015, Ambassador Holger Mahnicke and the Deputy Head of Mission Mr. Lars Gerrit Leymann visited the small town of Marienberg in company of their spouses.

Launching of the German-EU PAPHR project in Bertoua

German and EU Ambassadors launch PAPHR programme in Bertoua

On 29 September 2015, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Holger Mahnicke and his EU counterpart in Cameroon,  officially launched the programme for the protection of host populations and refugees from the Central African Republic “Programme d’Appui aux Populations hôtes et aux réfugiés de RCA” /PAPHR in Bertoua.

Visit of a delegation from Cologne University at the University of Dschang

Visit of a delegation from Cologne University at the University of Dschang

From 28 to 30 September 2015, a representative of the Embassy accompagnied a high-profile delegation from Cologne University to Dschang in Cameroon’s west.

The consular district of the German Embassy Yaoundé

The consular district of the German Embassy Yaoundé includes also the Central African Republic.

Picture Gallery of Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Career: English Teacher

English Teachers are in demand in Germany.  Interested in looking into a career as a teacher?  This month at Young Germany we will give you step-by-step instructions on how to get the job, take you through the day of a freelance English teacher, and talk to a teacher who works at an international school.

Africa and Germany

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Jun 24, 2016 1:41 PM

Senegalese rapper Awadi to launch new album in Berlin

One of the most prominent representatives of West African hip-hop, Senegalese rapper Didier Awadi, will perform live in Berlin, Germany on June 24. Backed by one of Senegal’s best live bands, Awadi will present music from his latest solo album, La Mission, a blend of hip-hop, West African melodies and reggae – as always with conscious lyrics and a proudly pan-African message.

Jun 23, 2016 11:37 AM

Operation SOPHIA to be extended

Operation SOPHIA, the anti-human smuggling operation in the Mediterranean Sea, is to be continued and extended. German navy vessels will in future also be involved in preventing arms trafficking by sea to Libya, and will support the Libyan coastguard, the German Cabinet has decided.

Jun 22, 2016 3:33 PM

Voices of Africa: The Global Media Forum "Larger than life"

Director of Media Monitoring Africa, William Bird travelled to Bonn for the Global Media Forum. Read his perspective in our new 'Voices of Africa' series.