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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.

The German parliament extends overseas missions for German soldiers

Oct 19, 2017 | www.bundesregierung.de
German soldiers will continue to be deployed overseas, also in Africa

In future the German army (Bundeswehr) will continue to be involved in international missions overseas. The German Parliament has extended the Bundeswehr mandates for the UN missions in Africa, the NATO-led missions in Afghanistan and in the Mediterranean, and the participation in the international anti-IS alliance.

How a young German director documented illegal gold mining in Ghana

Oct 19, 2017 | www.dw.com
Illegal gold trade is a big issue in Ghana

Filmmaker Johannes Preuss has received a student Oscar for his film "Galamsey" which was shot in Ghana and looks at the illegal gold trade there. The German news agency Deutsche Welle (DW) met him to discuss how the country could "turn into a hell".

Call for proposals: Funding of human rights projects in Namibia

Oct 19, 2017 | German Embassy Windhoek

The German Embassy Windhoek wants human rights projects to be funded and fully implemented in 2018. They are calling for proposals of projects that would be financed with up to 70,000 Euro.

Germany condemns attack in Mogadishu

Oct 18, 2017 | Bundesregierung
Terrorist attack in Mogadishu, Somalia

Over 250 people were killed on October 14 in Somalia’s capital. The German government denounced the terrorist attack and wants to support the Somali government by improving the country’s security.

"Dear Germany" project gives journalists a new voice

Oct 18, 2017 | www.dw.com
The investigative journalist Moses Ebokorait is trying to become a journalist in Germany

How do refugee journalists view their new lives in Germany? Newly-launched project "Dear Germany" plans to shed light on their backstory and newfound freedom.

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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.