Helmut Kohl was German Chancellor for 16 years. His term in office will always be linked to the happiest event in modern German history: following the peaceful revolution in the German Democratic Republic, and the fall of the Berlin Wall, Helmut Kohl managed to reunite Germany in peace and liberty after decades of division. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on June 16 of the passing of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl: "He was a great statesman, a great German politician and above all a great European.
The Chancellor who reunited Germany
Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Wolfgang Niedecken, frontman of the Cologne rock band BAP jointly wrote an opion piece. Niedecken was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his charity work, the focus of which is Africa. On June 12, Niedecken and Kenyan musician Eric Wainaina performed at the German Foreign Office.
Foreign Minister and BAP rockband frontman on Africa
Former German president Horst Köhler is to be appointed new UN emissary for the conflict in the Western Sahara. Before, US diplomat Christopher Ross held the position.
Horst Köhler appointed new UN emissary
The mathematician Gisèle Mophou from the Université des Antilles was appointed to the German Research Chair for Mathematics and its Applications at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Limbe, Cameroon. As the first female researcher to be awarded with a German Research Chair at an AIMS centre, Mophou would strengthen university education and research in mathematics in Africa.
First female mathematician awarded with AIMS German research chair
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Business representatives of the entire G20 visit Germany
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