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Africa is a special focus of German foreign policy. Germany's policy towards Africa is value-based; its principles are respect for human rights, democracy, and the rule of law and peaceful resolution of conflicts.

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Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble

A Better Investment Framework for Africa

Jun 12, 2017 | www.project-syndicate.org
View of the city centre, Yaounde

First female mathematician awarded with AIMS German research chair

Jun 9, 2017 | Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Foreign Minister Gabriel on the UN Solidarity Summit on Refugees in Uganda

Jun 23, 2017 | FFO
Kampala, Uganda

Foreign Minister Gabriel issued a statement on June 22 in Berlin on the occasion of the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees, which was hosted in Kampala from June 22 - 23. Minister Gabriel announced that Germany is pledging 50 million Euro towards Uganda’s refugee policy.

AFRIKA KOMMT!: Young managers from Africa in German companies

Jun 19, 2017 | www.giz.de
Afrika Kommt! participant Juddy Akinyi during her training in Germany

The German private sector initiative AFRIKA KOMMT! has achieved a new record with nearly 6,000 applicants from 45 countries. The initiative trains future managers and fosters German-African economic relations. 

“Building bridges between Europe and Africa”

Jun 14, 2017 | FFO
Foreign Minister Gabriel and BAP frontman Niedecken

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.

Music in Africa Project

Jun 14, 2017 | www.deutschland.de
Concert by Music in Africa

The world of African music is highly diverse – but hardly networked to date. The “Music In Africa” online platform seeks to change all that. Co-founder Jens Cording recounts how music contributes to fostering understanding on the African continent – and what stylistic diversity Africa has to offer.

Reform partnerships with three African countries agreed by Development Ministry

Jun 14, 2017 | BMZ
German Development Minister Gerd Müller visiting a cocoa plantation in Côte d’Ivoire

Africa needs jobs: 20 million new jobs every year. This prompted Germany to devise the G20 plan along with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the African Development Bank to set up investment partnerships for reform-oriented African countries.

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Chancellor Merkel greets AU Chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma before G7 outreach conference

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German-African Partnerships

Steinmeier with Angola’s President dos Santos

Africa and Germany work together on many projects which not only foster exchange but also help to form a better understanding of each culture. The result is a vibrant relationship and many interesting undertakings.

Germany's Africa policy

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Africa is a special focus of German foreign policy. Germany's policy towards Africa is value-based; its principles are respect for human rights, democracy, and the rule of law and peaceful resolution of conflicts.

Support for the African Peace and Security Architecture

German President Gauck speaking at the African Union in Addis Abeba

Despite the rapid changes taking place in Africa, armed conflicts, political and ethnic tensions, border disputes and fragile statehood in parts of the continent remain obstacles to social, economic and political progress. The German Government’s Peace and Security in Africa programme was launched following Germany’s G8 Presidency with the aim of building African capacities in the field of peace and security.