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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

Germany supports Ghana to tackle environmental impact of e-waste

Mar 23, 2017 | German Embassy Accra
Scrap dealers in Accra

In line with its development cooperation with Ghana in the field of electronic waste management and recycling the German Government has decided to commit a total of 25 Million Euro to alleviate environmental impact of electronic waste in Ghana.

World Water Day: Initiatives from Germany

Mar 22, 2017 | www.deutschland.de
World Water Day on March 22

Water is life – yet is in increasingly short supply. Today, March 22, is World Water Day. Here five initiatives the German Government and civil society are supporting to ensure that people all over the world have access to clean drinking water.

German Football Ambassador nominated

Mar 20, 2017 | Deutscher Fußball Botschafter e.V.
Horst Kriete with Roland Bischof, representatives of SAFA and the German Embassy

Horst Kriete has been nominated for the "German Football Ambassador". Football and development aid are parts of his life for over 35 years now. 1979 he started his international carrier in Nigeria and was responsible for the training program of the national football federation. From 1997-2002 he was technical advisor to the South African Football Association SAFA. Since then, Kriete experienced a lot and influenced football in dozens of countries.

The world’s largest solar project

Mar 17, 2017 | www.deutschland.de
Project manager Katharina Böhme

A total of four power plants with an output of up to 580 megawatts are being built in Ouarzazate, Morocco. Katharina Böhme coordinates the development of the world’s largest solar project in Morocco on behalf of KfW.

Experimento in three African countries

Mar 17, 2017 | www.siemens-stiftung.org
Children perform an experiment

Discovering and understanding scientific and technological interrelationships: this is the aim of Siemens Foundation and its international educational program Experimento. The program aims to make children and young people excited about scientific and technological interrelationships. In Africa Experimento is currently active in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.

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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.