1. Chancellor Merkel spoke at the 6th Petersberg Climate Dialogue Conclusions of the 6th Petersberg Climate Dialogue
  2. Participants of the international symposium "Ending Impunity Together" Germany supports establishment of International Court in Kenya
  3. Production machinery inside the plant Zambian brewery makes strides with German technology
Chancellor Merkel spoke at the 6th Petersberg Climate Dialogue

Conclusions of the 6th Petersberg Climate Dialogue

The Petersberg Climate Dialogue VI concluded on May 19, with roughly 35 Ministers articulating the strong ambition of the participating countries to meet their climate targets. The conference took place May 17-19 in Berlin ahead of the important COP21 negotiations in Paris.

Participants of the international symposium "Ending Impunity Together"

Germany supports establishment of International Court in Kenya

The German government has reiterated its commitment to support Kenya in combating international and transnational crimes. Germany is financing capacity-building for justice systems in Kenya ahead of the launch of a fully-fledged International and Organized Crimes Division (IOCD). The IOCD will have a mandate to investigate and prosecute international and transnational crimes.

Production machinery inside the plant

Zambian brewery makes strides with German technology

Investments in German technology have meant increased efficiency and the creation of over 1000 jobs at Zambian and National Breweries, producers of Chibuku traditional beer. Machinery from the Krones group, based in Neutraubling, Germany.

Young women

Ethiopia: The centre of Africa?

Talking to an Ethiopian about his home country, you might hear him saying “Ethiopia is not Africa”. Indeed, there are quite a few distinct aspects of Africa’s second largest state (in population).

Ambassador Peschke and Wenslas Ong’ayo

A week of activities highlighting German-Kenya ties

The German Week was officially opened on May 15 in Nairobi's National Museum. The new event is meant to showcase the kind of relationship Germany enjoys with Kenya. The platform intends to foster interactions amongst Germans and Kenyans to create an understanding of the relationship between the two countries.

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier in Brussels

Joint EU strategy on rescuing refugees

In the light of the refugee drama in the Mediterranean, the meeting of EU Foreign and Defence Ministers on May 18 focused on joint European action. In addition to stepping up sea rescue operations, the joint multi-phase strategy provides for improved intelligence concerning the situation in the Mediterranean.

The Johannesburg Nelson Mandela Bridge is the largest cable-stayed bridge in Southern Africa

German support for SADC infrastructure projects

The goal of advancing improvements to infrastructure through regional integration has made a major step. The Southern African Development Community's (SADC) Project Preparation and Development Fund (PPDF) has approved its first project. Germany is proud to support this fund with 4.8 million Euro.

South African super star Lira

Würzburg to host 27th Africa Festival

Once a year the small Bavarian town of Würzburg becomes the setting for an extraordinary multicultural African music and art gathering. Attracting more than 2 million enthusiastic fans since it began in 1989, the Africa Festival 2015 welcomes famous artists from across the continent, enriching handsomely Germany's festival landscape with African beats and rich cultural traditions.

Nigeria's capital Abuja

KfW supports Nigeria in establishing development bank

Germany is providing support for the newly-founded Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN), which is modelled on KfW, Germany's development bank. The German contribution from KfW's own funds is 200 million US dollars with the Nigerian government investing 300 million US dollars in equity capital.

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.

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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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 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!

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