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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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German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt underscored the responsibility of agriculture for using water responsibly

Agriculture as basis for global peace

Jan 25, 2017 | www.bundesregierung.de
German soldiers in Mali

More soldiers for MINUSMA

Jan 31, 2017 | www.bundesregierung.de

German Chancellor Merkel visited Egypt

Mar 6, 2017 | www.dw.com
German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi

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.

Germany launches initiatives for cocoa and coffee with Côte d’Ivoire

Mar 6, 2017 | BMZ
German Development Minister Gerd Müller visiting a cocoa plantation in Côte d’Ivoire

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.

German government decided to extend mandate for Somalia

Mar 3, 2017 | www.bundesregierung.de
Suicide attack hits Somalia's capital in July 2016

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.

Opportunities through more value creation and employment

Mar 2, 2017 | BMZ
German Development Minister Gerd Müller

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.

Germany earmarks 120 million Euro at Humanitarian Conference in Oslo

Feb 28, 2017 | FFO
A family flee across Lake Chad after an attack by Boko Haram

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.

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