1. The Kenyan capital Nairobi Urban development and the role of religion in Kenya
  2. Chancellor Merkel and Indian PM Modi at opening ceremony of Hannover Messe on April 12 The next generation of industrial technology at Hannover Messe
  3. Powerlines 300 million for "green" electricity network in South Africa
The Kenyan capital Nairobi

Urban development and the role of religion in Kenya

Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Thomas Silberhorn, is currently spending four days in Kenya and Ethiopia. His visit to Kenya focused primarily on urban development. Today, his delegation arrived in Ethiopia, where the focus will be on the role of religion in conflict.

Chancellor Merkel and Indian PM Modi at opening ceremony of Hannover Messe on April 12

The next generation of industrial technology at Hannover Messe

A glimpse of the future awaits visitors at the world´s leading trade fair for industrial technology in Hanover, Germany. More than 5,000 exhibitors will display the latest developments in industrial production from April 13-17.


300 million for "green" electricity network in South Africa

The German government has committed 300 million Euro to connecting renewable energy sources to South Africa's power grid and for modernising and strengthening the interconnected grid. The network integration of renewable energy sources will facilitate an annual reduction of CO2 emissions of up to 5.5 million tonnes.

Hiker in the Elbe Sandstone Massif

Weekly Feature: Sustainable travel in Germany

It's slowly warming up in Germany and travellers worldwide are beginning to think about enjoying the lovely European summers. Germany is not only beautiful, but for those concerned with the environment, travelling within it can be done in an eco-friendly way.

Lillian Mugisha and Kasujja Tonnie after return from Coaching course in Leipzig

Ugandan coaches thrive in Leipzig

Two Ugandan swimming coaches returned from Germany earlier this year after completing a five-month sports course. Trained in pedagogy and the German language, they are back in action at home, putting into practice the skills acquired and bolstering the human resource infrastructure in aquatics.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier

German Foreign Minister's interview in Die Welt

Germany's Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier in an interview to the newspaper DIE WELT on the upcoming meeting of the G7 Foreign Ministers in Lübeck, international crises and Germany's responsibilities on the international stage.

Min. Schmidt officially opens the German-Zambia Agricultural Knowledge and Technology Centre in Chisamba

Minister's visit highlights cooperation in Zambia's agricultural sector

Germany's Food and Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt visited Zambia April 15-17, highlighting the bilateral collaboration that has given a boost to Zambia’s agricultural sector. While there, the Minister launched the new Agricultural Knowledge and Technology Centre and attended the opening of Zambia's largest business platform for the agricultural sector, the AGRITECH Expo.

Green Talents

Green Talents Competition 2015 now open

Applications are now being accepted from young researchers interested in taking part in the Green Talents Competition 2015. The competition offers 25 winners the opportunity to promote their research in Germany and gain exclusive access to its sustainable development hotspots.

Solar energy

Renewable energy key to development in Swaziland

Developing Swaziland’s vast renewable energy resources would provide substantial socio-economic benefits for its population, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Swaziland Renewables Readiness Assessment estimates that bagasse, a by-product of the local sugar industry, could meet half of all domestic electricity demand while solar power could contribute substantially to the remaining demand.

Müller, Gröhe and Lindner during the flight to Ghana

Strengthening health care systems in Africa

Ambassador Walter Lindner, Germany's Special Representative for the fight against Ebola, accompanied by Health Minister Gröhe and Development Minister Müller, has travelled to the region that has been worst affected by Ebola. An additional 200 million Euro are to be made available through a special German Government aid programme.

Tanzanian Serengeti

KfW partners with Tanzania on Green Climate Fund projects

During a first selection round, the Green Climate Fund Board approved the German Development Bank's (KfW) as one of seven entities allowed to channel the Fund’s resources in Tanzania and other developing countries. In Tanzania, KfW is implementing large development projects in the energy, water, biodiversity and health sectors on behalf of the German Government.

Studierende mit Laptop

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. 

International Competition on Planetary Urbanism

It's time to rethink urbanisation, especially taking the environment into consideration. In an effort to raise awareness about climate change in the context of urban living and possibly providing solutions, Germany's Foreign Office supports a competition on information design awarded by ARCH+ Journal for Architecture and Urbanism. Those interested must register online by April 30 and submission deadline is May 31, 2015.

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Germany's Africa policy


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

Himba Portrait

The GIC Africa's Country of the Week series features individual African nations and their relationship with Germany. In the latest edition Namibia 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 the articles from all of the countries featured: Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia and Namibia!