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Why Afrika Festival Tübingen 2022 was cancelled at the last minute

Why Afrika Festival Tübingen 2022 was cancelled at the last minute.

African Festivals in Germany. Afrika Festival Tübingen. The Afrika Festival Tübingen scheduled to take place from 4th to 7th August 2022 has been called off.

Why the Afrika Festival Tübingen was cancelled?

Africa We Want e.V., the organiser of the event, said they had been forced to cancel the festival due to the last-minute unfavourable conditions imposed by the department of law and order at the city of Tübingen.

The Afrika Festival Tübingen, which is one the biggest African festivals in Germany, normally attracts several thousands of visitors every day. We wrote about it here: Why the fantastic and successful Afrika Festival Tübingen is a perfect strategy for integration of immigrants

However, this time, just a few days before the festival kicks off, the local authorities told the festival organisers that a maximum of 500 people would be allowed at the festival venue. Considering that the organising team, traders, exhibitors, and performers already exceed 300, allowing only 200 visitors at the festival would not be cost effective.

Dr Susan Tatah, the Founder of Afrika Festival Tübingen and President of Africa We Want e.V., said they were considering moving the festival to another location in the near future. More details will be revealed in the coming days.

Any queries can be directed towards:, for updates frequently asked questions, regarding the festival’s cancellation. Please feel free to reach out to Dr Susan Tatah,, if you have any other question.

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Afrika Festival Tübingen, the biggest African cultural and business event in Germany, to be held in August 2022

The organisers will be holding a conference on the cancellation on Pan-African Daily TV with Dr Susan Tatah 8:00pm Germany / 3:00 pm EST. / 8:00 pm South Africa here on Facebook and on YouTube here.

The conference will discuss artists, infrastructure, traders and exhibitors, hotels booked, Keynote speakers booked, visas and tickets booked.

Dr Susan Tatah will also be a Matron of the African Community in Germany Awards 2022, which she described as a “credible initiative”.

The African Community in Germany Awards celebrate and recognise outstanding achievements of Africans in different fields in Germany. They are a way of appreciating and encouraging Africans who have excelled in different fields and are making a positive contribution to the German society.

Public voting online for the official Award nominees is now open. The closing date for voting online is 17:00 on Monday, 12th September 2022. To vote for your preferred nominee, click here.

The event will start at 17:30 and end at 23:45. An after-event party will follow until 05:00. CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE.