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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

New economic partnership with Africa

Feb 13, 2017 | www.bundesregierung.de
"Businesses that invest in Africa need well trained skilled workers," says Federal Development Minister Gerd Müller

"Technical and vocational education and training is the key to more investment and more jobs in Africa," said German Development Minister Gerd Müller at the German-African Business Summit in Nairobi.

New energy for Uganda and Rwanda

Feb 13, 2017 | www.deutschland.de
German Development Minister Gerd Müller visits the market hall in Kigali

A reliable supply of water and electricity cannot be taken for granted in East Africa. Germany is committed to changing this. One example is the EnDev programme implemented by GIZ and BMZ, another Germany's support to the Nile Basin Initiative.

Steinmeier is Germany's next president

Feb 13, 2017 | www.dw.com
Frank-Walter Steinmeier, former German Foreign Minister

Frank-Walter Steinmeier is Germany’s next president. The Social Democrat has been a high-ranking politician for almost 20 years and once set his sights on becoming chancellor – but was defeated by Angela Merkel.

Germany doubled its humanitarian engagement in Africa

Feb 10, 2017 | FFO
Schoolchildren and their families are provided with drinking water and hygiene products in the war-torn Timbuktu region in Mali

Never before have so many people had to flee their homes as in 2016: more than 65 million refugees and internally displaced persons around the world fled from crises, violence and natural disasters. Africa is a particular focus of Germany’s humanitarian assistance, alongside the huge humanitarian crisis in Syria and its neighbouring countries.

Germany gets a new President

Feb 10, 2017 | www.deutschland.de
Schloss Bellevue, place of residence of the German President

The new German President will be elected on February 12. Why Jogi Löw, head coach of Germany's national football team, has a vote – and other things you need to know.

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