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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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The company Vicfold Recyclers makes use out of plastic waste

How plastic waste becomes resin pellets

Nov 21, 2017 | www.deutschland.de
New entrance gate for the Khaudum National Park

Inauguration of Khaudum National Park

Nov 2, 2017 | German Embassy Windhoek

German experts to bolster Zimbabwe's small and medium enteprises

Dec 8, 2017 | GIC Africa
Zimbabwe’s economy has been on a downward slide for over a decade with local business downsizing, migrating or shutting down.

Germany’s Senior Experten Service (SES) has partnered with ZimTrade to boost the country's small and medium enterprise space. The partnership is in an effort to increase an enterprise's ability to create solid business partnerships and to promote local investment.

German government commits 700,000 Euro to refugee response in Zambia and Angola

Dec 7, 2017 | German Embassy in Lusaka
Handing over a mosquito net to a refugee from DRC.

The German government has committed 700,000 Euro to UNHCR for 2018, and the money has been earmarked for the refugee emergency response in Angola and Zambia.

Tapping into Tanzania’s solar power potential

Dec 6, 2017 | GIC Africa
The potential of solar power in Africa is largely untapped.

The unpredictable nature of Tanzania’s energy supply makes it difficult for entrepreneurs to do business there. Solar power could be answer to solving this problem.

Promoting education, jobs and legal mobility

Dec 5, 2017 | GIC Africa
Angela Merkel at the AU EU Summit in Abidjan

This year's EU AU Summit motto was "Investing in youth for a sustainable future". With majority of Africa's population comprising of young people, creating sustainable opportunities for them was at the top of the agenda.

Zimbabwe's chicken farmers run thriving egg business with HELP from Germany

Dec 4, 2017 | GIC Africa
Women members of the Goromonzi Poultry Producers Union.

The Egg to Go project in Zimbabwe is helping chicken farmers who suffered losses from the outbreak of bird flu slowly rebuild their businesses.

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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.

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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.