1. Construction of a water treatment plant in Eastern Province -  Water and Sanitation is one of the two focal areas of GDC in Zambia 50 years of German-Zambian development cooperation
  2. Zambia is Africa's second largest copper producer Future is bright for Zambian-German business prospects
  3. Former Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt and his late wife Loki  with Kenneth Kaunda, the first President of Zambia Breadth and depth: Zambia’s bilateral ties with Germany
Construction of a water treatment plant in Eastern Province -  Water and Sanitation is one of the two focal areas of GDC in Zambia

50 years of German-Zambian development cooperation

Since signing the first bilateral treaty on technical development cooperation in December 1966, Germany and Zambia have had wide-ranging and fruitful cooperation projects. The current focus of development cooperation is centred on water and sanitation, democracy and good governance, agriculture and energy.

Zambia is Africa's second largest copper producer

Future is bright for Zambian-German business prospects

Over the past 50 years, Zambia has proven to be one of Germany’s key co-operation partners with bilateral ties reaching beyond development cooperation, culture and politics, to include business.

Former Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt and his late wife Loki  with Kenneth Kaunda, the first President of Zambia

Breadth and depth: Zambia’s bilateral ties with Germany

The GIC Africa's Country Profile series with the focus on Zambia. Germany has maintained friendly and close relations with Zambia since the African nation gained independence on October 24, 1964. Being the third country to recognize Zambia’s new status as an independent nation, the political and economic bonds between the two countries have tightened and developed steadily in the past 50 years.

Students celebrate their diplomas in Bonn

Weekly Feature: Studying in Germany as an international student

If you want to study abroad, Germany might just be the place for you. With over 300 universities and higher education institutes and over 17.000 courses of study, Germany has something in store for almost everybody. But before you start off your studies at a German university, there are some things to be considered and choices to be made.

Four leading global firms back Venture Bus initiative

Innovation on wheels: Venture Bus gets jump start from four leading global technology companies as its major sponsors. Bus backer AMPION announced on October 17 that leading global IT, healthcare and satellite giants will support entrepreneurial talent in Africa.

Kave Bulambo

Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI)

Some 2,000 young refugees in 40 countries are currently completing a higher education with the help of the DAFI scholarship programme funded by the German Foreign Office.  It has already enabled some 6,000 talented young men and women to complete their studies, many of them returned to their countries of origin to use their newly acquired knowledge – for example, in medicine, business or engineering – to help in the work of reconstruction. Most of them come from Afghanistan, Burundi, Eritrea, Sudan – or Congo, like Kave Bulambo.

German band CNIRBS

German jazz trio on Africa tour

The jazz trio cnirbs have launched their seven nation African tour. From October 1-21, the Hamburg-based musicians will perform their unique compositions from South Africa to Addis Abeba, with many stops in between. October 7 is the group's performance in Johannesburg.

Pieter Jordaan in action for Germany

German rugby development with South African help

If you think about successful teams in rugby, Germany does not immediately come to mind. But did you know that Germany is ranked 26th in the IRB Ranking and just narrowly missed qualifying for the 2015 World Cup. All this was made possible with South African rugby expertise. Kobus Potgieter (Head coach) and Pieter Jordaan (Assistant coach) have directed the German National Team since 2013. For the GIC Africa, both gave exclusive interviews describing their lives in Germany and the state of German rugby.

The Young German Philharmonic Orchestra is a top international student orchestra

40th anniversary: Junge Deutsche Philharmonie (Young German Philharmonic Orchestra)

Enthusiasts, experts, instigators and ambassadors – the musicians of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie (JDPh) want to be all these things: pretty ambitious for the student orchestra, the only one of its kind in the world. This innovative follow-up orchestra was created in Frankfurt-am-Main in 1974 by a group of up-and-coming musicians who had outgrown the National Youth Orchestra. Since then, more than 2,000 young musicians, the elite of German music academies, have sat on the rostrum.

Frau trinkt etwas vor einem PC

More and more female start-up activity in Germany

The percentage of females founding their own businesses in Germany reaches a new record high. Self-employment offers women with children the chance to return to working life. Start-up projects by women are just as sustainable as those set up by men.

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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 third edition South Africa is in focus. For five days, articles covering many aspects of bilateral ties with the African nation, from culture, politics and economics to  development cooperation, are in focus on the GIC pages. Here are all articles of previous countries, amongst them Kenya and Uganda!

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