Germany and South Africa share a history of successful military cooperation. On March 2, the bilateral exercise GOOD HOPE between the German Armed Forces and the South African National Defence Force starts for the sixth time in Simon’s Town. German and South African soldiers will work together for four weeks to strengthen cooperation between their two countries and facilitate the sharing of maritime expertise.
Good Hope VI begins in South Africa
German and Ugandan musicians performed together in a concert “We Love You Uganda” aimed at raising awareness around access to clean drinking water. The February 28 concert was part of a campaign for clean drinking water worldwide by German charity Viva con Agua.
German, Ugandan musicians unite for clean water
German Minister of State Maria Böhmer met a delegation from the East African Community, headed by Deputy Secretary General Charles Njoroge, on February 26 for an in depth exchange of views. Minister Böhmer was impressed by the level of regional integration that has already been achieved within the East African Community.
EAC-delegations visits Berlin
The German African Business Association, in association with KPMG, hosted their fourth ''Managing Risk in Africa'' conference on February 25 in Munich. Over 130 delegates were briefed on risk management and opportunities on the African continent. At the event, business expressed its views regarding Germany's current approach to trade development, including demands for a more strategic and offensive foreign trade policy for Africa.
Managing Risk in Africa 2015
“Crisis – Order – Europe” is the title of the final report from the year‑long project Review 2014 – A Fresh Look at German Foreign Policy. It highlights the experiences of the review process, which included discussions with experts from Germany and abroad, public debate in Germany, panel discussions, workshops, simulations and talks with Foreign Office staff.
The new DNA of German Foreign Policy
Deutsche Welle launches its renowned international contest "The Bobs - Best of Online Activism" with a new approach. The focus is now on the "Freedom of Speech Award."
Exceptional online activists
Consultations on Development Cooperation between Germany and Namibia took place in late February in Windhoek. The 2015 consultations set the agenda for a continued and strong partnership of the two Nations.
25 years of strong partnership with Namibia
It's time to rethink urbanisation, especially taking the environment into consideration. In an effort to raise awareness about climate change in the context of urban living and possibly providing solutions, Germany's Foreign Office supports a competition on information design awarded by ARCH+ Journal for Architecture and Urbanism. Those interested must register online by April 30 and submission deadline is May 31, 2014.
Competition “Planetary Urbanism – Critique of the Present”