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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
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Virtual Reality from Accra, Dakar and Nairobi

Feb 14, 2017 | Berlinale / Goethe-Institut Südafrika

International cooperation in order to prevent pandemics

Feb 24, 2017 | www.bundesregierung.de
Experts discussed ways of improving health with Chancellor Merkel

The war on infectious diseases is one focus of Germany’s G20 Presidency, stressed German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Third International German Forum. To prevent pandemics we must work together, she said.

Young researchers off for field research in Africa

Feb 23, 2017 | www.kooperation-international.de
Johannesburg, South Africa, leading commerical centre of the continent

As part of the training of young professionals in international development cooperation, the participants of the Postgraduate Training Programme of the German Development Institute DIE in Bonn have now left for their research projects.

International German Forum on improving human health

Feb 22, 2017 | www.bundesregierung.de
Development of new vaccines against tropical diseases

At the Third International German Forum experts from 25 countries, from the realms of politics, science and research and civil society, meet on February 21 and 22 to discuss ways of improving the quality of life and health.

G20 wants to combat poverty

Feb 21, 2017 | www.bundesregierung.de
G20 Foreign Ministers in Bonn

Fighting poverty must be a joint task of the G20, said German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel at a meeting with his official counterparts in Bonn. Crisis prevention, sustainable development and cooperation with Africa should be given greater priority.

Gates and Müller discuss development policy in Africa

Feb 21, 2017 | Technische Universität München
German Development Minister Müller and Bill Gates at the TUM Speaker Series

Bill Gates, Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Gerd Müller, German Development Minister, have discussed development policy in Africa at a speakers series event at the Technical University of Munich.

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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.