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.
Nigeria is one of the last-remaining high-risk countries. With German support, the international community is currently running a campaign to provide polio vaccinations to all children under the age of five, writes the German Development Bank KfW.
The government is working to restore the energy infrastructure using, among other things, hydropower, methane, solar energy and geothermal power.
General-purpose digital technologies are disrupting the ways in which we produce, trade and consume goods and services. This trend is likely to affect the economic future of developing countries by re-defining patterns of global trade and value chains.
A lack of jobs and insufficient industrialisation are hampering the development of many African countries. Now another threat seems to be emerging: the automation of production. However, it will take quite a lot of time before robots become cheaper than workers in Africa.
Carbon pricing could make financial resources available for succeeding with the global Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. At the same time, it could be a central contribution to meet global climate targets.
How can I start working or training in Germany? What professions are in demand in my home country? How can I do further training?
This is what senior economic adviser of the World Data Lab Homi Kharas says. He is also the interim vice president and director of the Global Economy and Development Programme of the Washington-based Brookings Institution.
How do authoritarian regimes respond to European Union (EU) initiatives to stem migration? A recent publication by the German Institute for International and Security Affaires (SWP) demands that Europe adopt clear principles on funding and enforce red lines in regard to human rights.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1.5 billion people worldwide need treatment for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) like schistosomiasis or African trypanosomiasis. Eradicating them requires more than medication however.
Three voices from different countries: what people appreciate about Germany and what they expect from Germany.
The climate goal (SDG 13) of the 2030 Agenda can only be reached if energy generation efforts worldwide focus systematically on renewable sources, and if energy efficiency is improved significantly.
No. A visa for entering Germany is personalised and issued only to a specific individual. Visas cannot be sold or given to someone else.
Does your view of Germany change by living there? Yes it does, says Nigeria’s Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar and comments on humour, elections and wasps.
Africa is the continent of opportunity – economic, political and cultural. But how can it make the most of its potential? The answers lie in education, anti-corruption and economic diversification.
The Foreign Office has been responsible for humanitarian aid abroad for 50 years. Germany was the world’s second largest donor in 2017.
The Lake Chad region, an area affected by the terrorist activities of Boko Haram, displacement and famine, is the focus of a high-ranking international conference taking place in Berlin from 3 to 4 September.
According to German Development Bank KfW, almost 40 percent of all new commitments go to Africa and the Middle East.
The conference will focus on key issues relating to humanitarian assistance, stabilisation and development cooperation in the region. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will open the conference at 10.15…
Fassil Tadesse is chief executive officer of a textile company and president of the Ethiopian Textile and Garment Manufacturers’ Association.
For the third time, following previous handovers in 2011 and 2014, human remains will be returned to Namibia, escorted by members of their communities, the churches and the two governments.
Reports on Libya are often limited to the subjects of the militia and illegal migration. Ten young Libyan photographers set themselves the goal of showing a more diversified image of their homeland. The first event was an exhibition organised by the Goethe-Institut in Tunis.
The German government has significantly improved the conditions for state export credit guarantees for exports to selected African countries and thus made it easier for German companies to export their products there. As a consequence, it has been possible to realise numerous projects.
Chancellor Merkel to discuss economy and migration during trip to Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria this week.
Talks between Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Angolan Foreign Minister Manuel Augusto focused on German Angolan economic issues and Angola’s role as an actor in southern Africa. Both countries intend to continue to develop their relations.
Futuristic worlds are often shaped by Western visions of humankind’s destiny. Afrofuturism offers an alternative that emphasises how entrenched mainstream science fiction genre has become. This African-inspired vision is gathering ground in film, literature and music.
The countries around the Mediterranean Sea harbour an infinite number of cultural treasures and a unique history that unites them. This is why we need strategies and projects that help us preserve our common roots.
Around 140 million women and girls around the world are victims of genital mutilation. This traditional practice violates elementary human rights. Many women suffer life-long health problems and many girls die as a result of complications.
Following his meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel, Angola’s President João Lourenço called for investment in his country’s infrastructure. Angola is Africa’s second largest oil exporter, and is now aiming to diversify its economy. The country wants to become more attractive to investors.
Judith Yawa Aggor-Edorh has lived in Germany since 2004. She has started a family here and also obtained recognition for her Ghanaian qualification in order to be able to work as a custom tailor.
Young Moroccans are completing a dual apprenticeship in Germany, laying the foundation for a future career in the hospitality industry.
The journalist Julia Leeb makes news into a virtual reality experience. She ‘beams’ her viewers into the jungle or to the centre of a refugee camp.
The German Ministry of Education and Research awarded grantees of the Foundation the German-African Innovation Promotion Prize.
The German Foreign Office has been responsible for humanitarian aid abroad for 50 years. Germany was the world’s second largest donor in 2017.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued the following statement on August 18 on the death of Kofi Annan.
At a biosphere reserve on the border between Togo and Benin, the local people are taking responsibility for nature conservation.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has thanked the President of the Republic of the Niger, Issoufou Mahamadou, for the "extremely successful cooperation" in the fight against illegal migration. Germany, she said, will help create prospects in the region, in terms of education and positive economic development.
A study recently published by the Health Action International with support from BMZ underlines the positive development of the Kenyan pharmaceutical industry: locally produced medicines outperform imported products in terms of their better availability and their lower prices.
Team Germany seeks to represent their country at the Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair in Namibia and wants to provide information about the German language and culture.
Namibia's African Vocals will host a fundraising concert in support of the a capella group's tour to Germany in May 2019.
Germany’s leading think tank on immigration makes some suggestions.
Monique Wasunna campaigns for research on new drugs that treat neglected tropical diseases and for these drugs to be made available on the market at affordable prices. Interview with the Africa Director of Drugs for Neglected Diseases.
‘A fantastic opportunity,’ says a delighted Mame Ndiaga Sarr. The German-Senegalese advice centre together with the GIZ, found him a place to train as a solar technician.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas met Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and head of the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, on Monday, August 13, 2018.
The European Union wants to re-adjust the admittance and distribution of refugees. What is planned? Four questions and answers.
The KfW provided 300 million Euro to safeguard irrigation farming. Thus, this project secures source of income for five million Egyptians.
The 2018 Framing the Shot: Key Trends In African Film report aims to fill the substantial gap in information about the fast-changing film industry in sub-Saharan Africa. The report suggests more investments in the African film industry which would lead to higher box office revenues.
Between July 11 and 14, the working group of the parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer met in Vienna. The parties to the Montreal Protocol gather twice a year to monitor barriers to and take decisions regarding the implementation of this environmental treaty.
Developpp aims to provide enought clean drinking water in Ghana.
On August 1 2018, Germany, together with the Pacific state Nauru, officially established the Group of Friends on Climate and Security in the United Nations. This is to bring the topic into even sharper focus on the United Nations political Agenda.
Museums in Africa are undergoing a process of change. Directors of the new generation critically scrutinise existing collections. With the series "Museum Conversations", the Goethe-Institut brings museum curators together to discuss the future of African museums from a post-colonial perspective.
Dusty masks from distant countries, exoticising insights into the life of "alien" cultures, objects from the colonial era and Eurocentric orders of knowledge - ethnological collections are exposed to a great deal of criticism. But what can museums do in response?
GIZ advises farmers in Ethiopia on how to adapt to drought and climate change. 120,000 are already benefiting.
At the 22nd International AIDS Conference (IAC) – entitled 'Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges' – the German booth staged a co-creative art event. Between July 23 and 27, 2018, the IAC took place in Amsterdam, gathering over 16,000 delegates from around the world.
Obeth Kandjoze, Minister for Economic Planning, and German Ambassador Christian Schlaga signed a financial grant and a Technical Cooperation Agreement between Germany and Namibia.
Niger has the world's highest number of child marriages. A total of 28 percent of all girls are married before the age of 15. They have to stop going to school and they often fall pregnant while they are still children themselves, increasing risks during birth.
On the occasion of Nelson Mandela’s 100th anniversary, Germany and South Africa have issued joint stamps to honour the legacy of the first President of a democratic South Africa.
Promoting German culture and language worldwide, Germany's renowned Goethe-Institut currently faces major chances and challenges.
KfW invested 33 million Euro in irrigation of 22,600 hectares of land in the Niger catchment basin. Around 90,000 smallholder farm families benefited.
To help protect Pendjari Park's unique natural riches, four partners have now signed up to a new cooperation agreement in Cotonou, forming an innovative alliance.
Freemuse is an independent international organisation advocating for and defending freedom of artistic expression.
The Embassy of Germany in Tanzania and Goethe-Institut Tanzania have donated new instruments and musical equipment to the Dhow Countries Music Academy (DCMA) in Zanzibar. An official handover ceremony will be held in Stone Town in early September.
German experimental musician and producer Sven Kacirek has challenged the Kenyan Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts to invest in local talent by setting up small cultural centres across the country.
After the launch of the first migrant transfer centre, a few questions remain unanswered. What you need to know.
Migration advisory centres provide information on work and training opportunities at home and in Germany.
A repair service for medical equipment saves lives, unbureaucratic financial aid enables small enterprises to get competitive. Three examples of how people in Nepal, Mexico and Malawi benefit from innovative projects.
Africa does not require development aid, but self-confidence, says Veye Tatah. The journalist puts her finger on sore points in the relationship between Europe and Africa.
Supporting Africa’s potential: With the “Marshall Plan with Africa” Germany is taking a new approach to development cooperation. Ten starting points and three practical examples.
At the start of July, around 50 experts from French-speaking Africa met in Bamako, Mali, at the initiative of two International Climate Initiative (IKI) projects, to participate in training on access to climate finance.
G20's agriculture ministers confirmed their commitment against protectionism at the G20 meeting in Buenos Aires
How the legacy of Nelson Mandela influences Germany’s new partnership with Africa.
The cabinet of Germany’s government has decided to add Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Georgia to the category of “safe countries of origin”.
Since the tragic experiences of the Ebola crisis in West Africa in 2014/15, the international community has improved its crisis response capabilities – also with German Support.
The visual artist Saleh Lô portrays freed slaves and is engaging in the fight against slavery in Mauritania.
A group of German learners from Martin Luther High School (MLHS) in Okombahe on April 16, 2018 won the START-UP! competition that after two workshops on entrepreneurship provided the platform to pitch business ideas and win a trip to a two-week conference in Berlin, Germany.
Germany and the EU are providing protection for children and adults by improving migration management in the Horn of Africa.
Ministerial conference reviews progress on implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The seas swallow everything human beings produce, consume and throw away. The world's oceans are filling up with rubbish and the limits of ecological self-cleaning have long been exceeded.
The environment ministers of Great Britain, France, Luxembourg and Germany have jointly written to EU Commissioner Karmenu Vella, urging him to present a proposal for further restrictions on the trade and export of antique ivory in the EU.
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