1. The ballot contains two votes: one for a candidate and one for a party Race for the Bundestag 2017: How does the German general election work?
  2. Chancellor Angela Merkel opened Gamescon Chancellor Merkel opens games trade fair in Cologne
  3. Start-up Night! Afrika Start-Up Night! Africa
The ballot contains two votes: one for a candidate and one for a party

Race for the Bundestag 2017: How does the German general election work?

On September 24, all eyes will be on Germany as it heads to the polls in a parliamentary vote that will determine whether Angela Merkel remains chancellor. DW breaks down the ins-and-outs of the election process.

Chancellor Angela Merkel opened Gamescon

Chancellor Merkel opens games trade fair in Cologne

German Chancellor Merkel reached out to young voters ahead of next month's election when she became the first national German leader to open the world's biggest computer games trade fair in Cologne.

Start-up Night! Afrika

Start-Up Night! Africa

The Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is hosting the Start-up Night! Africa on October 26 in Berlin. This will be a networking and matchmaking event where we will bring digital African start-ups together with start-ups and established companies from Germany.

Young Namibian

German Weeks 2017 in Namibia

The German Weeks 2017 is an upcoming festivity of German culture and an illustration of German-Namibian relations. The events are planned throughout the country from September 15 to October 7.

On stage in Europe

Zimbabwean afro-fusion band plays in Germany

Celebrated Zimbabwean afro-fusion band Mokoomba returned to Germany where they performed at three festivals as they wrapped up a five-month tour of the North America and Europe to promote their new album.

From the Brandt Commission to the 2030 Agenda

How can we make the world peaceful, fair and sustainable?

How do we make the world peaceful, fair and sustainable? Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel discussed this question on August 31 with participants of the #Brandt2030 conference in Berlin and said that working to create a fair world is “the crucial key to facilitating peaceful coexistence in the 21st century”.

Two girls at their first day of school with a Schultüte (paper cone)

Why Germans give their kids paper cones on the first day of school

Starting elementary school is a big deal in Germany. It's a rite of passage - almost like a graduation or wedding. Parents invest lots to shower their first-grader with gifts. But what's with the obligatory paper cone?

KfW and Welthungerhilfe promote hand-washing as a simple measure to prevent Ebola and other diseases.

Steady recovery in the aftermath of Ebola

For the past twelve years, KfW has been working on behalf of the German Government to support recovery in Liberia following its devastating civil war. Working hand in hand with the non-governmental organisation Welthungerhilfe, it has introduced comprehensive measures with the support of two further non-governmental organisations. Despite setbacks caused by the Ebola epidemic of 2014, close cooperation has enabled the bank to achieve sustainable progress.

Make it in Germany

The portal for international qualified professionals www.make-it-in-germany.com

www.make-it-in-germany.com is the official multilingual online portal for international qualified professionals. It helps them find out how to make a success of coming to Germany – from preparations in their home countries to arriving and getting settled in.

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Germany's Africa policy

Africa

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.

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