1. Refugees from DRC in Uganda Germany doubled its humanitarian engagement in Africa
  2. German-African start-ups German-African start-ups
  3. Guinean Naby Keita from RB Leipzig African players in Germany’s Bundesliga
Refugees from DRC in Uganda

Germany doubled its humanitarian engagement in Africa

Never before have so many people had to flee their homes as in 2016: more than 65 million refugees and internally displaced persons around the world fled from crises, violence and natural disasters. Africa is a particular focus of Germany’s humanitarian assistance, alongside the huge humanitarian crisis in Syria and its neighbouring countries.

German-African start-ups

German-African start-ups

They are young, creative and successful: German-African start-ups are active in many areas. Four cooperative ventures with a promising future.

Guinean Naby Keita from RB Leipzig

African players in Germany’s Bundesliga

The German Bundesliga just kicked-off after the winter-break. The transfer-window shut-down end of January, so the GIC Africa has a look at African players in Germany’s top flight.

"Businesses that invest in Africa need well trained skilled workers," says Federal Development Minister Gerd Müller

New economic partnership with Africa

"Technical and vocational education and training is the key to more investment and more jobs in Africa," said German Development Minister Gerd Müller at the German-African Business Summit in Nairobi.

German Development Minister Gerd Müller visits the market hall in Kigali

New energy for Uganda and Rwanda

A reliable supply of water and electricity cannot be taken for granted in East Africa. Germany is committed to changing this. One example is the EnDev programme implemented by GIZ and BMZ, another Germany's support to the Nile Basin Initiative.

University partnerships between Germany and Africa play a special role

University partnerships between Germany and Africa

For many years Germany has been a strong supporter of education projects in East Africa. University partnerships play a special role here. The latest Joint Declaration of Intent has been signed by the German Foreign Office and the Kenyan Ministry of Education on February 9.

Virtual Reality is a technology that operates in between film, visual arts, gaming and other disciplines

Berlinale Africa Hub

The “Berlinale Africa Hub” is an initiative of the European Film Market (EFM), supported by the German Foreign Office and in cooperation with the World Cinema Fund, Berlinale Talents (including its sister programme Talents Durban), and the Berlinale Co-Production Market.

NFA Girls Centre graduates at Okonjima Lodge

Namibian students get scholarships to study

The Namibia Football Association (NFA) Girls Centre awarded twelve students each a full year scholarship to study for a Diploma in Restaurant Management with the Silver Spoon Hospitality Academy, after successfully completing a three month introductory course to Hospitality Management.

Journalist at work

Apply for the International Journalists’ Programme

Every year the International Journalists‘ Programmes (IJP) offer a bursary to up to six young Southern African (SADC-Member States: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Kenya) and up to five young German journalists.

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 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.