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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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Nairobi, Kenya

Interview with Heinz-Walter Grosse

Feb 9, 2017 | www.deutschland.de
Virtual Reality is a technology that operates in between film, visual arts, gaming and other disciplines

Virtual Reality from Accra, Dakar and Nairobi

Feb 14, 2017 | Berlinale / Goethe-Institut Südafrika

IPPR to undertake review of housing policy

Apr 28, 2017 | German Embassy Windhoek
Ambassador Schlaga with Graham Hopwood and Dietrich Remmert

On April 25, the Ambassador of the German Republic of Germany to Namibia, Christian Schlaga, signed an agreement with IPPR, represented by its director Graham Hopwood, on their project, titled 'Namibia - The Right to Housing'.

Okwui Enwezor awarded prestigious International Folkwang Prize 2017

Apr 28, 2017 | www.deutschland.de
Okwui Enwezor

Curator, critic and scholar Okwui Enwezor, Okwui Enwezor is currently Artistic Director and Managing Director of Munich’s Haus der Kunst and one of the most influential persons in the international art world. This year he's being awarded with the International Folkwang Prize.

Scholarships for Nambian students

Apr 28, 2017 | German Embassy Windhoek
The recipients of the scholarship with Ambassador Schlaga on the right of the table, Mrs. Monika Hofmann at the centre and Mr. Hans-Joachim Böhme on the left of the table.

German Embassy and AGDS Provide Scholarships to Namibian Students Studying for a Bachelor of Education for primary and secondary school in order to make this course of study more attractive.

G20 Com­pact with Africa

Apr 26, 2017 | BMF
The G20 compact with Africa

The G20 Africa Partnership is a central project of Germany’s G20 presidency. Its aim is to improve conditions for sustainable private sector investment, investment in infrastructure, economic participation, and employment in African countries.

'Lost Dreams' project informs Africans about the dangers of illegal migration to Europe

Apr 26, 2017 | www.dw.com
Three migrants staring out at the Mediterranean from the ship that rescued them

The African Network of Germany (TANG) has launched a project about the dangers of illegal migration to Europe. It's currently being presented to young people in Cameroon.

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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

Africa

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.