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).
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has launched a long-term Africa initiative, writes the TUM.
The new Hubbers are here! We are always happy about new faces, writes the Goethe-Institut.
The EU announced new funds totalling 125 million Euro for the Sahel countries at the G5 Sahel Partners and Donors Coordination Conference in Nouakchott on December 6 and 7, 2018.
The German Development Bank KfW finances bike-friendly projects in developing countries and emerging economies.
Traffic emissions are a major contributor to global warming. German Development Bank KfW therefore supports sustainable mobility around the world. We show how people are already changing course, writes KfW.
With Nigeria, the Bauhaus’s anniversary caravan has travelled to one of the most extraordinary places on which the Bauhaus left its mark, writes the Goethe-Institut.
Chris Kost spent three years in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda to work on sustainable transport solutions for the Region, writes the German Ministry for Environment.
The German Republic has committed a new funding of 1.5 billion Euro for the Green Climate Fund. The Fund is already supporting 93 projects. Germany is the first country to announce a specific amount for the replenishment, writes the German Environment Ministry.
Germany is helping cities around the world deal with the effects of climate change, writes deutschland.de.
Gerald Bigurube from Tanzania and Clovis Razafimalala from Madagascar have gone the extra mile, writes deutschland.de.
“You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.”
“If new partnerships are to succeed, we also have to take a critical look at our perceptions of our partners. We Europeans still tend too much to think of Africa as one big continent marked by crises.”
A German Foreign Office spokesperson issued the following statement on yesterday's death of soldiers from the United Nations (UN) peace mission MONUSCO and the Congolese armed forces.
Making a start in life is not easy for children and young people growing up in the slums of Kenyan cities. The Kenyan government, with support from German Development Bank KfW, is focusing on education as a gateway to opportunity, writes KfW.
The measures aim to enable the local population and refugees – around 1.1 million people – to coexist peacefully in the crowded cities, writes KfW.
The International Conference on Libya was held in Palermo on November 12 and 13. The conference underscored the international community’s resolve to support the work of UN Special Representative Ghassan Salamé, writes the German Foreign Office.
At the Goethe-Institut’s Tashweesh Festival, artists and intellectuals from North Africa, Europe and the Middle East met to discuss stereotypical gender images. After Brussels, the mammoth project stopped in Cairo for a week and brought together feminist positions, writes the Goethe-Institut.
Germany has stepped up its humanitarian assistance considerably in recent years. The report sheds light on priorities and focus regions and provides background information, writes the German Foreign Office.
With the support of German development agency GIZ, more and more farmers in Tanzania are turning to organic cotton farming, which enables them to increase their yields and protect the environment, writes GIZ.
Berlin-based music school Global Music Academy and the Music Crossroads Academy of Zimbabwe launched two documentations in Zimbabwe to preserve ancient music cultures, writes Fanuel Jongwe.
An additional two trillion US dollars are needed to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relating to water and sanitation. One way to tap sources of funding is called “blended finance”. It means to use public funds to mobilise private-sector investments, writes DandC.
With the series “Museum Conversations” the Goethe-Institutes offer spaces for international academics, museum experts and curators to discuss the future of African museums from a postcolonial perspective, writes the Goethe-Institut.
Germany has agreed with more than half of its partner countries to make “democracy, civil society and governance” a priority area of development cooperation, writes the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ).
In 2012, radical Islamist rebels were prevented from destroying thousands of centuries-old manuscripts: A ceremony marking this success was held in Hamburg City Hall on November 2, writes the German Foreign Office.
Almost one third of the Earth’s surface is covered by forest. Forests also provide a large proportion of humankind with their livelihoods. Yet although our civilisation depends on forests, we are destroying them, writes the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ).
“At the Federal Foreign Office, our main focus is on the dialogue with the societies of origin, as well as cultural cooperation and the establishment of cultural infrastructure, particularly in Africa.” highlighted the German Minister of State in Berlin.
“Welcome to Africa’s future,” were the words welcoming participants from 15 African countries to a workshop at the Goethe-Institut in Addis Abeba.
Life for criminals in Côte d’Ivoire is now more difficult. Germany is supporting this nation, and other African countries, in the process of professionalising their police work, writes German development agency GIZ. Two investigators and one crime victim explain.
Eight young Ethiopian artists and academics have embarked on an expedition to the Shoa region to juxtapose the Eurocentric image of Ethiopia with their own contemporary perspective, writes the Goethe-Institut.
On October 30, German Minister for Economic Cooperation, Gerd Müller launched negotiations with Ethiopia, Morocco and Senegal on reform partnerships, writes the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation.
Education can lead to inequality – and it can help to overcome inequality. Good schools promote upward mobility and gender equality. Public policy must ensure the quality of schools as well as broad-based Access, writes Development and Cooperation.
Fighting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is one of the priority areas of German development cooperation in the field of health, writes the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation.
“Making Africa more attractive to investors is about achieving fair trading relations between Europe and Africa,” said Angela Merkel at the G20 Investment Summit in Berlin.
“The Compact initiative is based on another, a new approach. It’s about new forms of equal and long-term partnership which benefit everyone involved to the same degree.” said Angela Merkel in her opening address.
The G20 Investment Summit for Africa was just held in Berlin. Stefan Liebing, Chairman of the German-African Business Association, says what Africa now needs – and what Germany must do.
Improvements in the health system mean that more and more people can be treated rapidly and effectively in the South Kivu Region, writes German development agency GIZ.
From the autobahn to tuition fees – here we answer questions often asked on Google about Germany.
The rainwater is drained by gutters and collected in the tank. The water is then pumped by a solar pump to the sanitary facilities of the student dorms. This use of rainwater will save up to 30 percent of the running costs for the training institute, writes the German Embassy Kampala.
On October 25, German Minister of State Müntefering took part in the open debate on women, peace and security – a topic that will be a focus of Germany’s upcoming membership of the UN Security Council.
Germany was ranked in second place in the Lonely Planet “Best in Travel 2019” book, writes Deutschland.de.
The event, which took place at the square in Kampala, was conducted by Femme Electronic co-founder DJ Rachael, as well as German DJ Sarah Farina and producer Yo van Lenz. Goethe-Zentrum Kampala director Barbara Sommer said the aim of the event was to encourage cultural exchange.
Why Germany is such a strong supporter of the controversial International Criminal Court, explains Deutschland.de.
After years of construction, the new Assiut barrage over the Nile in Egypt was inaugurated this summer, writes German Development Bank KfW.
Pheladi Venda Tlhatlha is focusing on understanding the perception of energy in disadvantaged communities and also the reduction of energy poverty. She believes clean energy should be accessible to and affordable for impoverished communities.
Ho Technical University (HTU) and Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences have recently kicked-off a four-year project to build academic and administrative capacity at HTU, writes the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana.
The German Foreign Office is expanding its online activities. Its headquarters in Berlin and its missions abroad now post and tweet worldwide in over 375 social media accounts.
Foreign Minister Maas meets his Tunisian counterpart Khemaies Jhinathe in Berlin.
Kibrom Gebreyesus was able to complete a skills analysis to show that the training he received in his home country of Eritrea is equivalent to the German occupation of industrial mechanic, writes Recognition In Germany.
The German Development Bank KfW, on behalf of the German Government, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the French Development Bank (AFD) launched the Clean Oceans Initiative to support the development and implementation of projects that will reduce pollution in the world’s oceans, writes KfW.
Dr Bärbel Kofler, German government commissioner for human rights policy and humanitarian aid at the German Foreign Office, issued the following statement to mark World Food Day on October 16, 2018.
Speech by Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in response to the motions on Ethiopia/Eritrea on October 12, 2018 in the German Bundestag
Innovative, international, globally networked: five success factors of German universities.
World efforts to lower hunger to zero by 2030 are being negated by warfare and climate change, warn nutritionists. Their latest global index categorizes 51 nations, mainly in Asia and Africa, where hunger is alarming, writes Deutsche Welle.
In Rwanda, German development agency GIZ supports peaceful coexistence between refugees and host communities through cultural and educational activities. Examples include photography workshops, a newspaper created by refugees and training courses on conflict resolution, writes the GIZ.
German Development Bank KfW supports an innovative drought insurance for emergency aid organisations in Africa. The United Nations World Food Programme and the non-governmental organisation START Network have concluded the first insurance agreements for Mali, Mauritania and Senegal, writes KfW.
The Cameroon-born scholar of postcolonialism, Achille Mbembe has been awarded the Gerda Henkel Prize, one of Germany's most renowned honors for scholarly research in a move the foundation hopes inspires others, writes Deutsche Welle.
Plastic waste is a threat to our oceans' ecosystems as animals mistake waste for food and die in cruel circumstances. Dr Ralph Kadel, member of the management board of Blue Action Fund, sets out possible solutions, writes German Development Bank KfW.
The study produced in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut and funded by the German Foreign Office, analyses the greatest opportunities and challenges for the fast-changing African film industry.
Message from German Foreign Minister Maas for the Day of German Unity on October 3, 2018.
Youth unemployment in Tunisia is high. A partnership is helping young people to get the training they need to see a better future in their home country, writes the German development agency GIZ.
Pupils in Algiers asked German chancellor Merkel questions – in German. Their school is part of the worldwide PASCH network, writes deutschland.de.
Human rights activist, Alaa Mohamed Masaad Elsayed spoke to the German Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) about her motivation to work in the field of human rights, female genital mutilation and participating in the Cross Culture Programme of ifa.
If two parties quarrel, a third one helps. Deutschland.de explains how Germany uses its strengths in peace mediation.
The African-German Youth Initiative (AGYI) has set itself an objective of promoting exchanges between young people in African countries and Germany, writes Engagement Global.
Deutschland.de spoke to peace researcher Simone Wisotzki to unpack how equal rights make the world safer.
The tricky issue of migration will loom over the chancellor's talks as Berlin looks for ways to stem the migrant flow, writes Deutschland.de
The German Development Bank KfW was founded on November 18, 1948 to finance the reconstruction of Germany. 70 years later, the challenges that face us as a promotional bank have grown larger still. Nothing less than the future of our planet is at stake, writes KfW.
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