1. Representatives of the German Embassy, DoH, KfW, DG Murray Trust Germany supports new HIV prevention measures in South Africa
  2. Mr. John Reyels, Chargé d` Affaires of the German Embassy Dar es Salaam, signing the intergovernmental agreement with the EAC’s Secretary General Ambassador, Dr. Richard Sezibera Germany and East African Community (EAC) sign agreement to support regional integration
  3. Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016 Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016
Representatives of the German Embassy, DoH, KfW, DG Murray Trust

Germany supports new HIV prevention measures in South Africa

On January 28, 2016 the German development bank KfW signed a Financing Agreement with the South African Department of Health and the DG Murray Trust for a new HIV Prevention programme worth 12 million Euro.

Mr. John Reyels, Chargé d` Affaires of the German Embassy Dar es Salaam, signing the intergovernmental agreement with the EAC’s Secretary General Ambassador, Dr. Richard Sezibera

Germany and East African Community (EAC) sign agreement to support regional integration

On January 22, Germany signed an intergovernmental agreement with the East African Community (EAC) to support economic integration, regional health facilities and water resource management. Germany signed a total of 37 million Euro in grants to the EAC for 2016-2018, highlighting the strong commitment to support the integration process in East Africa. 

Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016

Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016

On January 1, 2016 Germany has assumed the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and is therefore be responsible for steering the Organization safely through the stormy tides of crises and challenges in 2016. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will present the details of the Chairmanship’s programme to the 57 OSCE participating States in Vienna on January 14, 2016.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon)

Weekly Feature: African influence in Germany's Bundesliga

Germany’s Bundesliga resumed on January 22 with the classic match Hamburger SV vs Bayern Munich. After the winter break and some transfer action the GIC took a closer look at African players in Germany’s premier football division. 

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German President Joachim Gauck to visit Nigeria

German President Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt will be in Nigeria from February 8-12 for an official visit.

Salomon Kalou (Ivory Coast)

Kalou: I want to make history at Hertha Berlin like I did at Chelsea

Hertha Berlin striker Salomon Kalou already has nine Bundesliga goals to his name this season. Yet he's desperate to bring silverware to the German capital like he did in England.

Signing of bilateral agreement between Zambia and Germany

Germany and Zambia sign mutual cooperation declaration for food and agriculture

German Minister of Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt and his Zambian counterpart Given Lubinda met for political consultations in the scope of the International Green Week. The two Ministers signed a declaration of intent for mutual cooperation in the area of food and agriculture.

Worker cleaning a solar panel on a house near Cape Town

Germany commits 78 million Euro for development cooperation to South Africa

South African Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan and German Ambassador Walter Lindner signed two agreements worth 78 million Euro for development cooperation between South Africa and Germany. About half of the allocated sum will be used to develop green energy in South Africa.

Germany supports refugees East Africa

Germany gives crucial support for refugees in East Africa

The German Government, announced a contribution of 16.5 million Euro to support refugees in East Africa on December 11. Of this, 14 million Euro will go to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide food for refugees and the remaining 2.5 million Euro will go to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for assistance to Burundian refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier with his Congolese counterpart Tshibanda

Congolese Foreign Minister Tshibanda visits Berlin

On January 22 German Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier welcomed his Congolese counterpart Raymond Tshibanda to the German Foreign Office in Berlin. The talks focused on the domestic situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the upcoming presidential elections, but also on the situation in neighbouring Burundi.

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Call for Applications for the fifth session of AFRIKA KOMMT!

Applications for the new AFRIKA KOMMT! programme 2015 – 2017! can now be submitted through the online application system. Deadline for applications is February 10, 2016.

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Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 

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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.

Country of the Week Profiles

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The GIC Africa's Country of the Week series features individual African nations and their relationship with Germany. In the latest edition the Seychelles is in focus. For five days, articles covering many aspects of bilateral ties with the African nation, from culture, politics and environmental protection to its Blue Economy, are in focus on the GIC pages. Here are the articles from all of the countries featured: Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, Ethiopia, Tanzania and the Seychelles!

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