1. Chipawo, Zimbabwean participants at the World Children's Theatre Festival in Lingen Zimbabwean group attends children's theatre festival in germany
  2. Team and students of the agricultural training centre German agriculture training provides opportunities for Namibian students
  3. Minister Steinmeier and Michelle Chadwick Special German Peace Prize for "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"
Chipawo, Zimbabwean participants at the World Children's Theatre Festival in Lingen

Zimbabwean group attends children's theatre festival in germany

Fifteen children from various schools in Zimbabwe left for Germany on July 23 to attend the 13th World Festival of Children in Lingen. The festival runs July 25- August 1 under the theme “Colour Your World” and will bring together participants from 18 countries.

Team and students of the agricultural training centre

German agriculture training provides opportunities for Namibian students

The Agriculture Training Centre Krumhuk (ACTK) is an idea of two farmer families from Krumhuk, Namibia. It was established in 2008 by various founding members and has the educational approach of a vocational training college, with both academic studies and practical application being equally important.

Minister Steinmeier and Michelle Chadwick

Special German Peace Prize for "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"

The recipient of this year's German Movie Peace Prize is Justin Chadwick. He received the award for his film about South African Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela. Attached is the speech delivered by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the occasion of the award ceremony on July 3, 2014 in Munich.

Mr. Wario with famous Kenyan novelist Ngugi Wa Thiong'o and wife Njeeri in Hannover

A young Kenyan researcher from Germany with a difference

Weekly Feature: Meet Kenyan-born researcher Halkano Abdi Wario, beneficiary of the Volkswagen Foundation and one of 11 junior fellows from six African universities. Wario conducts research on Islamic law in a continental and comparative project funded by the VW Foundation and coordinated by University of Bayreuth.

German Development Minister Müller during a visit in Bangui in March 2014

Development Ministers jointly launch assistance fund for Central African Republic

By adding his signature to the found­ing doc­u­ment for the Euro­pean Trust Fund "Bêkou" (Sango for "hope"), German Development Minister Gerd Müller is con­tin­u­ing Germany's sup­port for the Central African Republic. The doc­u­ment was  signed in the mar­gins of the meet­ing of EU De­vel­op­ment Ministers in Florence on the evening of July 14 and 15. Germany is planning to con­trib­ute five million Euro to the Trust Fund this year, and to make avail­able another five million Euro next year.

An appliance label identifying energy efficiency levels

Germany #1 in International Energy Efficiency Ranking

Germany came in first in a new energy efficiency ranking of the world's major economies, followed by Italy, the European Union as a whole, China, and France, according to the 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard published by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

Call for proposals: Exhibition space at GoetheonMain

GoetheonMain is a non-commercial, artist-run project space developed by the Goethe-Institut South Africa at Arts on Main in Johannesburg. A call for proposals has been announced for applications to exhibit there. Application deadline is August 15, 2014 for exhibitions for the period January - December, 2015.

Afrika kommt! participants in Berlin, Germany

German industry initiative for African professionals open for applicants

It's good news for young professionals in Africa: Germany's exciting initiative to promote exchange between African future leaders and German Industry, Afrika Kommt!, will take place again 2014-2016. This will be the third consecutive session of the programme since it was launched in 2008, offering professional training for young, future managers from sub-Saharan Africa.

New African-German research strategy for the future

Shared research interests and collaborative networking between African and German scientists are at the very heart of the “Africa Strategy” of Germany's Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). On June 20, The German Education Minister and Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology at the AU approved the Strategy as a framework for a sustainable cooperation between Africa and Germany.

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The GIC Africa began a new series featuring individual African nations and their relationship with Germany. The first to be featured were Kenya and Uganda. For five days, articles covering many aspects of bilateral ties with the African nations, from culture, politics and economics to wildlife protection and development cooperation, were in focus on the GIC pages. Here are all articles - enjoy Kenya and Uganda!

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