Following a phone call with UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel issued a statement saying that the dramatic famines in the Horn of Africa, the Lake Chad region and in South Sudan require comprehensive international relief measures.
Gabriel pushes for concerted action to combat hunger
It is one of the largest humanitarian crises of the present day: millions of displaced persons and refugees who are urgently in need of assistance are living in the Lake Chad region. Germany is making available 120 million Euro in financial assistance and, as co-host of a donor conference in Oslo, mobilised additional international support on February 24.
Assistance for 11 million people
There is high demand for affordable, fashionable clothing in Southern Africa. The German Investment and Development Corporation DEG financing for the Southern African retail chain, Retailability (Pty) Limited, focuses on this need. DEG is providing 100 million South African Rand to the retailer which targets customers in the low to middle income bracket.
Growth capital in local currency for Retailability (Pty) Limited
The newly refurbished cameras of the H.E.S.S. gamma-ray telescopes in Namibia have detected their first signals from a cosmic particle accelerator: The new cameras recorded Markarian 421 as their first target, a well-known blazar in the constellation of Ursa Major.
H.E.S.S. gamma-ray telescopes in Namibia
Discovering and understanding scientific and technological interrelationships: this is the aim of Siemens Foundation and its international educational program Experimento. The program aims to make children and young people excited about scientific and technological interrelationships. In Africa Experimento is currently active in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.
Real-life science and technology instruction
"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-African Business Summit in Nairobi
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