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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

Former German president Köhler new UN envoy for Western Sahara

Aug 17, 2017 | FFO
Former president Horst Köhler

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed former German President Prof. Horst Köhler as his Personal Envoy for Western Sahara. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel congratulated Köhler on his new appointment.

Start-up exposure trip for Kenyan entrepreneurs

Aug 16, 2017 | AHK Kenya
Start.up Germany

The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce Kenya and the Tech Entrepreneurship Initiative “Make-IT in Africa“ (GIZ), are inviting Kenyan founders and entrepreneurs of small and growing businesses and start-ups in October 2017 to a guided tour of Germany’s start-up hotspots Berlin, Hamburg and the Ruhr area.

Lab “No Future Without Education” in Ethiopia: Apply now!

Aug 16, 2017 | www.alumniportal-deutschland.org
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As part of the initiative “Global Goals – powered by Alumni”, the Alumniportal Deutschland cordially invites you to apply for participation in the Lab “No Future Without Education” on October 5, 2017 in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.

Signing of an air transport agreement with Mauritius

Aug 16, 2017 | FFO
Secretary of State Lindner signs air transport agreement with Mauritius

State Secretary of the Foreign Office Walter J. Lindner issued the following statement on August, 14 in connection with the signing of an air transport agreement with Mauritius.

Germany’s guidelines for Africa

Aug 16, 2017 | FFO
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Which strategy is Germany pursuing with regard to this rapidly changing continent? The German Government's Policy Guidelines for Africa, developed by the German Foreign Office, set out approaches to taking opportunities, tackling risks and overcoming crises.

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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.