1. Rumours about Germany aims to debunk refugee rumours Migrant, refugee rumours about Germany debunked
  2. Illegal gold trade is a big issue in Ghana How a young German director documented illegal gold mining in Ghana
  3. German soldiers will continue to be deployed overseas, also in Africa Germany extends overseas missions in Africa
Rumours about Germany aims to debunk refugee rumours

Migrant, refugee rumours about Germany debunked

A new German Foreign Office website aims to get the facts out to migrants, making them less susceptible to rumours spread by human traffickers.

Illegal gold trade is a big issue in Ghana

How a young German director documented illegal gold mining in Ghana

Filmmaker Johannes Preuss has received a student Oscar for his film "Galamsey" which was shot in Ghana and looks at the illegal gold trade there. The German news agency Deutsche Welle (DW) discussed how the country could "turn into a hell".

German soldiers will continue to be deployed overseas, also in Africa

Germany extends overseas missions in Africa

In future the Bundeswehr (German Army) will continue to be involved in international missions overseas. The German Parliament has extended the Bundeswehr mandates for the UN missions in Africa, the NATO-led missions in Afghanistan and in the Mediterranean, and the participation in the international anti-IS alliance.

Accra is the latest addition to the Merian Centres

Centres for African Studies to be built in Germany and Africa

The University of Freiburg will receive a subsidy for the “Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in Africa”, making it the hub for African studies in Germany. There will also be centres for African studies in Ghana and Senegal. The program has been developed to strengthen academic exchange between Germany and Africa, decreasing global imbalance in knowledge.

Namibian landscape

Inauguration of three new Namibian National Park stations

Three new state-of-the-art park management stations have just been completed in Nkasa Rupara and Khaudum National Parks in the north eastern regions of Namibia. This is an initiative of the German Government’s development cooperation with Namibia.

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”.

Foreign Minister Gabriel after his talks with the Deep Cuts Commission

Launch a new trend towards global disarmament

The current tense situation on the Korean peninsula and the emerging debate on nuclear armament between East and West shows all too clearly how much we need disarmament, arms control and initiatives for a world without nuclear weapons. Foreign Minister Gabriel warns of the dangers of a heavily armed world and calls for a new trend towards global disarmament.

Exploring Harare's everyday rhythms through art

German and African artists collaborated for a series of research, performances and exhibitions inspired by the city rhythms of Harare.

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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