Nigerian film critic Oris Aigbokhaevbolo participated in the Berlin Talents 2015 earlier this year and took a particular interest in the subways of the German capital. He has shared with the GIC a fabulous literary comparative of Nigerian and German societies as seen through their respective transport systems.
A tale of two transports
European Embassies worldwide celebrated the 2nd Climate Diplomacy Day on June 17, a global outreach initiative aimed at showcasing successful climate cooperation. Activities in Tanzania, in addition to many others held on the continent, highlighted the importance of partnership for effective climate action.
European Climate Diplomacy Day 2015
The German and EU Ambassadors met with Zambia's Chief Justice and other members of the Supreme Court on June 17 to explore fields of cooperation in the justice sector.The EU has earmarked 7 million Euro for cooperation with Zambia; an additional 1.5 million Euro will come from the German Government.
Germany, EU support Zambia to improve justice delivery for all
Germany's Foreign Minister spoke at the recent celebration of 90 years of the German Academic Exchange Service, or DAAD. Promoting understanding is a key element in Germany's research and academic relations policy and the DAAD is an “indispensable partner in shaping this policy.”
Steinmeier on wealth in foreign academic exchange
German industrialists have called for the faster inclusion of asylum-seekers into training and jobs in Germany. Their appeal precedes a meeting next Thursday of federal and regional officials to review refugee policy.
Offer refugees work, says German industry
South African Journalist Sam Mathe travelled to Germany recently for the Jazzahead! international jazz expo held annually in Bremen. As Editor & Publisher of Jazz Life Magazine, he has a sharp eye (or ear) for the genre and its many incarnations. Mr. Mathe has graciously shared an article he wrote with his observations of Germany, Berlin and the music that has the power to unite us all.
German jazz scene draws fans from Africa
A high-ranking delegation from Namibia visited Germany from June 8-12, 2015 upon the invitation Germany's Federal Government and Parliament to explore possible contributions of German investment to Namibia’s economic development.
High-ranking delegation from Namibia visits Germany
The House of World Cultures has announced the shortlist for the 7th International Literature Prize. This year the 136 titles considered came from 73 German-language publishing houses, by authors from over 50 countries and translated from 23 different languages.
Shortlist for 2015 International Literature Prize
The German Foreign Ministry in conjunction with Deutsche Welle and the Goethe Institute has announced the three 2015 German Football Ambassadors. They're Jürgen Klinsmann, Mesut Özil and Thomas Hitzlsperger.
German Football Ambassadors named