Usually the word “polar research” is not associated with the mostly warm and sunny climate of the African continent. But the polar research programmes conducted by Germany's Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) could provide some major insights into the African weather and climate system.
Polar Research and its worldwide relevance
In an interview for the weekly WELT am SONNTAG, Foreign Minister Westerwelle talks about the conflict in Syria, the sentencing of German NGO staff in Cairo, developments in Turkey and Germany’s involvement in Afghanistan.
Interview with German Foreign Minister Westerwelle
The Nigerian-American writer Teju Cole and translator Christine Richter-Nilsson have won the International Literature Award 2013 from the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. They won for the first translation of Cole's novel "Open City" into German. The award ceremony and accompanying Long Night of the Short List will take place on June 12 and promises a feast of literature at the HKW in Berlin.
House of World Cultures announces winner
A delegation from Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) in Nyeri, Kenya is visiting the Technical University Wildau of Applied Science in Germany from June 3-8. The two universities will sign a long-term cooperation agreement on June 7.
German-Kenyan university cooperation
The KfW Development Bank and its subsidiary DEG are increasing the support to developing and emerging countries for use of innovative technologies in combating global challenges such as poverty, climate change, and scarcity of resources. They committed 6.2 billion Euro to projects worldwide in 2012 with 1.1 going to Africa.
Record commitments by KfW/DEG send 1.1 billion Euro to Africa