1. Sunrise over the German Embassy Pretoria's new solar panels German Embassy Pretoria is going solar
  2. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Müller come together at the G20 Africa Partnership conference with the presidents from Mali, Egypt, Ghana, Tunisia, Rwanda, Senegal and Niger. Africa has a high profile in Berlin
  3. Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble A Better Investment Framework for Africa
Sunrise over the German Embassy Pretoria's new solar panels

German Embassy Pretoria is going solar

The German Embassy in South Africa is going solar!  A total of 98 solar panels have been installed on the roof of the embassy building in Pretoria. Every month, the panels will generate around 4823 kWh. This can cover around a fifth of the embassy’s electricity usage. By comparison, with the 4823 kWh of energy generated by solar energy, embassy employees could brew around 159,000 cups of coffee a month!

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Müller come together at the G20 Africa Partnership conference with the presidents from Mali, Egypt, Ghana, Tunisia, Rwanda, Senegal and Niger.

Africa has a high profile in Berlin

“Africa has a very high profile in Berlin at the moment,” said Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel. On June 12, German Chancellor Angela Merkel received representatives of African countries at the G20 Africa Partnership conference.

Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble

A Better Investment Framework for Africa

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble wrote a byline article outlining Germany's objective to boost private investment in Africa.

Ambassador Dr. Peter Woeste, Hon. James Musoni - Minister for Infrastructure, and US Ambassador Erica Barks-Ruggles

Cultivating environmentally friendly conditions for development – Clean energy for Rwanda

Set up and funded by KfW on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), rAREH (responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding) – a project development and financing company for energy projects – is building a 2.7 MW hydropower station in Rwanda.

1st German-Zambian Economic Forum in Lusaka

German Digitalisation for 16 million Zambians

How can the digitalisation of public administration in Zambia advance and how can the German and Zambian private sector cooperate in the future? – Such questions were discussed by 150 German and Zambian representatives from the worlds of business and politics at the 1st German-Zambian Economic Forum on 27 and 28 June 2017 in Zambia's capital, Lusaka.

Women wrap Cashewnuts

Cashew Initiative – a role model for development in Africa

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) coordinates the Competitive Cashew Initiative thanks to which more than 430,000 farmers are benefiting from higher incomes and yields. Around 22,000 new jobs in cashew processing have also been created.

Afrika Kommt! participant Juddy Akinyi during her training in Germany

AFRIKA KOMMT!: Young managers from Africa in German companies

The German private sector initiative AFRIKA KOMMT! has achieved a new record with nearly 6,000 applicants from 45 countries. The initiative trains future managers and fosters German-African economic relations. 

University in Ethiopia

Ethiopia: making space for education

East African country Ethopia has quadrupled its student population. All of the buildings were constructed efficiently and quickly. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH spearheaded the project on behalf the Ethiopian Ministry of Education.

Zimbabwean soul singer Prayer Mtamangira

Zimbabwean singer collaborates with German reggae band

Zimbabwean soul singer Prayer Mtamangira, better known by his stage name PrayerSooul launched an album featuring popular German reggae band Jamaram and solo artist Samy Danger.

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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