Six decades of the current democratic German government structure has cultivated an active and engaged citizenry. In 2009, the nation celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Federal German Republic and in 2010, the twentieth anniversary of reunification. At all levels of German society there is an understanding of both individual and collective responsibility in the actions that are taken. Whether in local environmental projects, national elections or participation in international agreements and organizations, people and politics are closely bound. The diverse population in Germany provides incredible vigour to this dynamism.
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Mar 6, 2017
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been in North Africa where she discussed migration and development in the region. Activists have called on her to also address human rights abuses.
Meeting with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi
Mar 6, 2017
Côte d’Ivoire is the world's largest cocoa producer. In addition, the government is investing massively in coffee cultivation. Cocoa is the country's most important export product, accounting for a share of 40 percent. As far as added value is concerned, however, very little reaches the farmers. Improving people's living conditions on the plantations and ensuring that more processing takes place on the ground – these have been the focus themes of German Development Minister Gerd Müller's visit to Côte d’Ivoire.
Trip of German Development Minister Müller to West Africa
Mar 3, 2017
The Bundeswehr is to continue training and advising Somali soldiers. To this end, it will continue to be part of the EUTM in Somalia, the Cabinet has decided. The motion of the German government must still be approved by the German Bundestag.
Contribution to European Union Training Mission
Mar 2, 2017
The positive economic trend in West Africa needs to be harnessed even more than before to provide employment opportunities for people in the region – that is the main focus of German Development Minister, Gerd Müller's five-day visit to Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire, which started on February 27.
German Development Minister in Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire
Feb 28, 2017
It is one of the largest humanitarian crises of the present day: millions of displaced persons and refugees who are urgently in need of assistance are living in the Lake Chad region. Germany is making available 120 million Euro in financial assistance and, as co-host of a donor conference in Oslo, mobilised additional international support on February 24.
Assistance for 11 million people