How Universität Leipzig summer schools are supporting start-ups in Rwanda and Ghana, writes deutschland.de.
Goethe-Zentrum Kampala is calling on Ugandan creatives to submit applications for locally based projects in the fields of arts and culture, writes musicinafrica.net.
A German Foreign Spokesperson issued the following Statement on March 24th on the massacre in Mali.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas met with Ramtane Lamamra, the new Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs the Country, writes the German Foreign Office.
The cyclone Idai has caused severe damage in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Germany has made available one million Euro for emergency aid in the Region, writes the German Foreign Office.
German Foreign Minister Maas wants to start a new dialogue on disarmament. A conference in Berlin marked the start of this initiative, writes the German Foreign Ministry.
The employees of the Goethe-Institut were shocked to learn that Okwui Enwezor died on 15 March in Munich after his serious illness. With his writings and exhibitions, he made a decisive contribution to the foundation of the global discourse on art, writes the Goethe Institut.
The country's culture ministers met to prepare a joint statement on how museums and institutions should deal with items acquired during the colonial era. A Cape Cross pillar is to be returned to Namibia, Deutsche Welle writes.
In Uganda, several 'Coffee Youth Teams' are being trained as independent experts in sustainable coffee-growing, writes the German Investment and Development Cooperation (DEG).
At a discussion about German involvement in African development, a diplomat from Botswana and the CEO of an investment firm bring in African perspectives, writes dandc.eu.
Charlotte Bayn is one of the first women to drive a bus in her home country, Ghana. And now transport in Accra is quicker, safer and more sustainable, writes the GIZ.
German Investment and Development Cooperation (DEG) belongs to KfW Group and promotes German and local private-sector enterprises in developing countries and emerging markets, writes the DEG.
Trade is a driver of development. DEG chairwoman Christiane Laibach explains the reasons, writes dandc.eu.
Aachen goes Eastriver - during their unprecedented joint presidencies of the UN Security Council, Germany and France intend to focus primarily on responsibility in conflicts, writes the German Foreign Office.
The bible has been stolen during the colonial area in 1902 and was exhibited in a German museum ever since, writes the German Embassy of Namibia.
Together with Africa, the EU is committed to greater security, climate protection, investment and education, says the German Foreign Office.
The 3rd German-African Business Summit in Accra concludes with tangible results for Ghanaian-German cooperation in the business sector, writes AHK Ghana.
The following statement on the situation in Libya and the recent meeting in Abu Dhabi was issued by the German Foreign Office on March 1st.
International artist residency programme Akademie Schloss Solitude is calling on artists to apply for fellowships taking place at Solitude Castle near Stuttgart, Germany, in 2020 and 2022, writes musicinafrica.net.
Some of the Mozambicans and Angolans who came as contract workers to East Germany 40 years ago stayed on and witnessed German unification at firsthand. Here are two of their stories, written by Deutsche Welle.
During his visit to Mali, Foreign Minister Maas is impressed by the work of German soldiers and police officers as part of the missions of the UN and the EU, writes the German Foreign Office.
The Federal Foreign Office is supporting a truth commission investigating human rights violations in the crisis state of Mali, writes the German Foreign Office.
At the first meeting of EU states and the Arab League, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed the importance of multilateral cooperations, writes the German Bundesregierung.
With help from the German Investment and Development Company (DEG) Adenike Ogunlesi was able to build her own clothing store, writes the KfW.
Foreign Minister Maas is visiting Burkina Faso as part of his trip to West Africa. On his trip, he intends to emphasise the fact that Germany is a reliable partner in the area of crisis prevention, says the German Foreign Office.
In her speech on the 22nd of February, the Minister of State expressed her support of the African Women Leaders Network and pointed out woman's achievements for democracy and peacekeeping.
Germany is providing humanitarian assistance and supporting stabilisation measures in the country, one of Europe’s direct neighbours, in order to underpin the political process, says the German Foreign Office.
During his visit to Sierra Leone, Foreign Minister Maas intends to pledge further support for the country on its path to stability, says the German Foreign Office.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued the following statement on 24 February prior to his departure for Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso and Mali:
The project Action 4 Peacekeeping aims to ensure that United Nations peace missions take greater account of structural causes of conflict, says the German Foreign Office.
Germany is working on a systematic plan for responsible supply chains, says German Development Minister Gerd Müller.
Justus Nieschlag and Nina Eim won gold medals in the elite’s category of the Bonaqua Troutbeck ATU Triathlon African Cup while local athlete Matthew Denslow finished first at the youth Triathlon.
The largest outbreak of Ebola to date in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has already claimed the lives of over 500 people. Germany is helping to fight the disease, says the German Foreign Office.
A successful four-year programme is coming to an end, says the BMZ's Healthy DEvelopments.
Avoiding waste, especially of single use plastic bags, is something everybody can do. It does not need laws and regulations for that, just common sense, says the German Embassy in Nigeria.
The German Development Bank KfW and Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine shift the frontiers of outbreak detection in the EAC, writes the BMZ's Healthy DEvelopments.
International cooperation is an area that offers attractive employment opportunities, including in the financial sector, writes the GIZ.
The Great Green Wall initiative aims to restore Africa’s degraded landscapes and in the process transform millions of lives in the Sahel region.
GIZ head of “Make-IT in Africa” programme Jan Schwaab talks us through technology entrepreneurship in West Africa.
This year, Bridging Gaps organised its second youth exchange for 20 teenagers from South Africa and Germany as part of the African German Youth Initiative.
A new Knauf Group training centre was opened in Accra on 11 February, during the 3rd German African Business Summit in Ghana.
Access Bank (Ghana) Plc, DEG and AHK Ghana now offer a new service for German SMEs and their local partners in Ghana.
Opening of the Berlinale Africa Hub 2019 at Martin-Gropius Bau - Greeting by Minister of State Michelle Müntefering.
The Federal Foreign Office fosters intercultural exchange and dialogue at the Berlinale.
German can be a perculiar language, from extremely long words to a unique letter, writes deutschland.de.
KfW experts Barbara Ölz and Sebastian Aichele discuss the process of reforming the waste sector in Egypt, and how the KfW is supporting the change.
German cultural organisations in all artistic areas are called upon to engage in new forms of artistic collaboration with African partners, writes the Kulturstiftung des Bundes.
In their discussions with the German President Steinmeier, experts from Africa and Europe agreed that crisis prevention required greater self-criticism and political leadership.
The Minister of Economy, Science and Digital Society of the German Free State of Thuringia, Wolfgang Tiefensee, visited Namibia on February 4, 2019.
Together with an economic delegation, Frank-Walter Steinmeier spent three days in Ethiopia. The German President held political talks but the agenda also included a visit to the TVET Institute, a training centre for vocational school teachers, writes the German Development Bank KfW.
An international initiative is supporting smallholder farmers in increasing their rice harvest and improving quality, enabling them to earn higher incomes. They also benefit from partnerships with processing companies, writes the German development agency GIZ.
The magazine “akzente” by the German development agency GIZ gathered insights on the Tech Entrepreneurship Initiative “Make-IT in Africa” featuring the voices of young African experts.
From the president to the German breakfast table: deutschland.de answers Google's most frequently asked questions about Germany.
Farmers in Ghana have started to benefit from training to increase their yields, writes the German development agency GIZ.
Germany's President Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave the following speech at a state banquet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on January 28, 2019:
The companies Symrise and Unilever are creating better living conditions for vanilla producers in Madagascar, writes develoPPP.de.
At the open debate of the UN Security Council Foreign Minister Mass issued the following statement:
Statement by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on January 24, 2019 at the Arria Formula Meeting of the UN Security Council:
Cultural and practical work experience abroad with the ASA Programm supported by the German Chamber of Commerce.
A rose farm family business in western Kenya has grown to become an important livelihood for 1,400 local employees and their families.
Producing fairly, but how? A special display at International Green Week put on by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ) provides insight into sustainable supply chains, writes the German development agency GIZ.
HelpAge International’s Tanzania office has been awarded nearly two million Euro in funding from the German government.
A new Franco-German friendship treaty is being signed in Aachen. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) has explained in the NWZ newspaper and elsewhere why this relationship is so important.
As the UN commander in Rwanda, he witnessed the genocide. Today he fights against the use of child soldiers. How Germany supports the Roméo Dallaire Initiative.
Young people from economically underdeveloped regions often see migration as the only means of escape. But there are different ways for people to go back home and re-establish good job prospects, writes the German development agency GIZ.
Foreign Minister Maas issued the following statement on today’s terrorist attack in Nairobi.
More than 330 professions to choose from, writes deutschland.de.
T-shirts made of wood, recyclable outdoor gear, fair shirts from Africa and fashion, that is individual in every respect – four ideas on sustainable fashion presented by deutschland.de.
Dr. Bärbel Kofler, German Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Foreign Office, issued a statement on January 11 on the current situation in the Sudan.
For the first time during an ongoing Lassa fever outbreak, scientists have used portable genomic sequencing technology to identify viruses, which enabled puclic health interventions to be tailored, writes the Leibniz Association.
Three new projects will investigate upwelling areas off Africa and South America, writes the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel.
Many people in Ghana use cash only, especially in rural areas. Thanks to a new cash card with fingerprint ID, finance in Ghana is now more secure and efficient, writes KfW.
Cuttings from Kenya are being turned into glorious geraniums, carnations or poinsettias in Stuttgart, Germany, thanks to a blossoming relationship between the two countries, writes KfW.
Paid work is scarce in North Africa. The range of solutions for more and better jobs includes agricultural startups, a scheme to improve job quality for workers, and nationwide employment initiatives, writes the GIZ.
A German Foreign Office Spokesperson issued a statement on January 10 about the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Germany has begun a two-year term on the United Nations Security Council. A study of the German development agency GIZ on “Germany in the Eyes of the World” shows the expectations that the world has of the country as an international player, writes GIZ.
Germany and France join forces with ambitious treaty and commit to a strong and sovereign Europe, writes the German Foreign Office.
A new law is intended to facilitate the migration of skilled workers to Germany, writes deutschland.de.
The international community still faces many challenges this year. However, a large number of success stories show why it is worthwhile continuing to be active worldwide.
Eric Appiah is from Ghana and came to Germany in 2014. He started out as an auxiliary worker but advanced within the company to become a skilled worker once he had obtained recognition for his vocational qualification, writes Recognition in Germany.
Within the artist residency “Digital Arts and Public Space” the Goethe-Institut Kigali and the Rwanda Arts Initative invited the sound artist Abel Korinsky to come to Rwanda, writes the Goethe-Institut.
The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce (AHK) unveiled a refurbished solar power plant at the SOS Children’s Village in Mombasa, writes the AHK Kenya.
re:publica, a Berlin-based conference focusing on the internet and society, is also being held in December in Ghana. DW Akademie was there, showing how digital technology can support free expression and information, writes Deutsche Welle (DW).
On June 8, 2018, Germany was elected as a non permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2019-20 term. This is the sixth time that the country has assumed major responsibility for peace and security in this capacity.
The Ethnologisches Museum Berlin houses one of the world’s oldest collections of Angolan art. It is closely linked to the collection of the Museu Nacional de Antropologia in Luanda, writes the Goethe-Institut.
Christmas time is chocolate time. An initiative bringing together politicians, the private sector and civil society is campaigning to make the cocoa industry sustainable, writes the German development agency GIZ.
German start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are successful in Africa with sustainable projects, writes deutschland.de.
For two weeks, the international community discussed the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Germany will be supporting the global partnership for implementing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) with a further 68 million Euro, writes the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ).
German Development Bank KfW bolsters Ethiopian agricultural sector with protective measures against climate risks, writes the KfW.
Admission is open to graduates of master’s programmes in the social sciences, political science, international relations, sociology, economics, law, or related disciplines until January 31, 2019, writes the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies.
240 Million Namibia-Dollars to support renewable energy, water and low-carbon transport projects.
Kenya and Germany successfully concluded government negotiations on the development cooperation programme in Nairobi.
For about 20 years, Holger Dalkmann has been working on global transport issues. In an interview, he explains why technology is “attractive”, what demand is like in Africa, and why sustainable mobility has a lot to do with green energy, writes the German Development Bank KfW.
On two tests farms in Zimbabwe the Martin Bauer Group is growing organic-quality plants that are suited to the regional climatic conditions. This is creating around 900 jobs and thousands of small farmers and wild plant gatherers are being trained, writes the German Investment Cooperation DEG.
The Award encourages African countries' own initiative to translate research results into innovative solutions which will benefit the population in Africa, writes the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Many institutions collaborate to identify effective medicinal plants against HIV, worms and tuberculosis and to recommend their cultivation.
With a total contribution of 240 million Euro to date, Germany is already the largest donor to the Fund, writes the German Environment Ministry (BMU).
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