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.
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.
Ice costs a fortune in Senegal. A group of women have banded together to make their own using a solar-powered system.
Insights from the 51st session of the UN Commission on Population and Development
Kenya’s Devolution Conference is a major opportunity for county governments to reflect on the achievements of decentralised governance. This year, health officials from three counties shared approaches they have implemented with German support to foster greater accountability in the health sector.
First Africa Regional Dialogue maps gaps between women’s rights policies and their reality on the ground.
A surprising marketing idea: famous athletes in Niger campaign for family planning and HIV prevention. As a result, the demand for contraceptives has risen sharply in Niger.
Mali is one of the world’s poorest countries, and has been in a state of crisis since a military coup five years ago.
On July 18 a matinee at the Reinhold Würth Saal of the CARMEN WÜRTH FORUM was held to celebrate the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela.
For some time, the issues of flight and migration have been dominating political discourse in Germany.
From Harvard to the villages of Rwanda: Young German Magdalena Gründl is active in improving healthcare worldwide.
Science journalism versus fake news. The Scientific Storytelling project unites scientists and journalists in a collaboration between the Goethe-Institut, the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD and the ONA Academy.
Participants from 12 African countries shared experiences on REDD+ safeguards and discussed shared challenges as well as potential solutions for meeting these standards at a regional learning event in Accra on June, 12 and 13.
The independent comparison portal geldtransfair.de allows users to compare the costs of transferring money abroad at a glance.
KfW makes record commitment of 9.7 billion Euro: significant rise in support for developing countries and emerging economies
Ethiopia's booming export economy is delighted about Africa's largest centre for air freight – which was planned and furnished by Unitechnik, a medium-sized company from Germany.
From July 23 to 27, scientists, people infected with HIV and their families are meeting in Amsterdam at this year's International AIDS Conference. Our German expert Dr Kai Gesing explains the current danger posed by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
The African Risk Capacity (ARC) drought insurance quickly provides African states with funds in the event of an insurance claim. With the new Replica model, international organisations can extend the insurance coverage of the countries and thus help more people faster when a disaster occurs.
On July 10, 2018, The German Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, together with its partners, held a spotlight meeting on Solid Waste Management in Kenya at ParkInn Hotel Nairobi Westlands.
Here are the views of Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Knauf International GmbH builds training centers for drywall in Egypt, Algeria, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Tunisia that are co-financed by DEG.
The German Government is supporting the efforts of the Namibian Government to construct and renovate the park management infrastructre in the Tsau //Khaeb (Sperrgebiet) National Park.
Charcoal is a prime source of energy in most African countries and a driving force in their economies. About 90 percent of the Ugandan population uses fuelwood as a main source of energy.
As much as companies want to invest in South Africans and contribute to the dream of Radical Economic Transformation, many of these companies do not have the time or resources to train up young, skilled workers.
AFRIKA KOMMT! celebrates ist 10th anniversary. Until today more then 120 praticipants have successfully taken part in the programme.
The German Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Christoph Retzaff announced that the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Angela Merkel, will visit Ghana in August 2018 upon invitation of H.E. the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Many Africans have left their homes behind, whether to search for a safer livelihood or to escape war and terror. We need to support the activities on our neighbouring continent to address the challenges of migration and displacement and to offer people better local prospects.
Amusa Victor from Vicfold Recyclers, the winner of our #youforG20 contest, about the arrival of the startup’s new machines and its success at the African Entrepreneurship Award.
The United Nations has revised its population forecasts significantly upwards: By the end of this century there should already be 11.2 billion people in the world.
A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement on July 10 on the signing of a “declaration of peace and friendship” by the Ethiopian Prime Minister and the Eritrean President:
Annual press conference: GIZ’s business volume increased by around seven per cent in 2017
Germany's future is closely connected with Europe, the global order and the question of how we manage digitalisation, said Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel.
At a selection conference held in Cameroon, seven early career researchers were able to score success with their project ideas submitted under a call for proposals titled "Resources, their Dynamics, and Sustainability".
The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce organized a Practitioners’ Forum on Advancing the Optimization of Kenyan Industry with Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
On 21st June the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya (AHK), Alumniportal Deutschland and supported by the German Business Association organized the “Trained in GermanY” Career Fair 2018 at the Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas met his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry for a working visit in Berlin on Wednesday (4 July). The agenda included both the conflicts in Egypt’s neighbouring region and the situation of journalists and human rights activists in the country.
Food Crossroads aims to understand similarities and differences between Nigerian and German cuisine. Today German social media influencer Felicitas Then tells of her culinary experiences.
The purpose of the funding is to strengthen the resilience of schools, and assist them with becoming more self reliant when in need of raising funds to upgrade their facilities.
Michelle Müntefering, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement today (3 July) on the election of Koyo Kouoh as a member of the Goethe-Institut:
The heads of state and government of the EU have agreed on a solution for Migration.
Commissioned by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, German development agency GIZ makes energy efficient stoves available to seven million Kenyans.
“Food Crossroads” seeks to explore and understand similarities and differences between Nigerian and German cuisine. Today food blogger Ozoz Sokoh shares her views on her participation.
A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following Statement on June 28.
At the 10th Berlin Biennale, South African curator Gabi Ngcobo plans to tell new stories. What does that mean?
Sustainable and earthquake-proof - the African Union’s Peace and Security Building.
A new Fairtrade coffee is set to hit the market in Germany in summer 2018 – it is ‘100% made by women’ in Rwanda and marketed in Germany.
With C&’s Julie Abricot, the painter Thierry Oussou explains why his work for the 10th Berlin Biennale is a piece of contemporary remembrance and why we don't need more heroes.
Malawi blazes a trail with the creation of a single, integrated database for social protection programmes.
The British Association of Black Photographers initiated an edition of its internationally touring programme Black Chronicles. Themba Tstosi looks into an exhibition of photos that had been hidden in a drawer.
In the second largest refugee camp in Kenya, farmers are coming together to produce vegetables – and the surrounding communities are benefiting too.
AHK Services Eastern Africa Ltd organised a business delegation trip to Uganda and Rwanda, intended for German companies active in the area of civil-security technologies and services.
To strengthen Germanys strong leadership role in global health, a new strategy will be developed, led by the German Ministry of Health, in close consultation with other relevant ministries and with input from non-state actors.
In contrast to most biennials, the 10th Berlin Biennale is a collaborative effort by five curators, led by South African born Gabi Ngcobo. With no unifying theme, it is a thought-provoking biennial that flatly refuses to take on the burden of identity politics, writes Liese Van Der Watt.
German and Israeli doctors are helping set up a cardiology clinic in Tanzania. And they don’t only treat children with heart problems; there is another task that is almost even more important.
Kenyan company KOKO Networks brings together suppliers, retailers and consumers – at digital order stations in small shops. The online business is starting off with a modern kitchen stove.
The population of mountain gorillas in the Virunga Volcanoes has more than doubled in the past three decades. These pushs the total number of wild mountain gorillas in the world to over 1000.
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In Africa, only eight percent of school graduates go on to university, far less than the global average. An initiative promoted by KfW intends to improve Africa's higher education landscape.
A pilot project has been launched to change the educational situation in Malawi - with the help of tablet computers. The German Development Bank KfW will join the project in 2018. The primary school teacher Sithembile Naming'ona reports about her expierence with it.
‘Leaving no one behind’ is one of the principles of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Disadvantaged groups benefit the most – more than two million schoolchildren in Malawi, for example.
Many humanitarian crises unfold far from the public eye. With the #nichtvergesser campaign, the German Foreign Office and aid organisations are drawing people’s attention to this issue.
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