1. German President Joachim Gauck with Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari German President Gauck: "Paying tribute to the good relations between our countries"
  2. Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama with German President Gauck upon arrival Nigerian Foreign Minister Onyeama: "Diversify economy with German help"
  3. Representatives of the German Embassy, DoH, KfW, DG Murray Trust Germany supports new HIV prevention measures in South Africa
German President Joachim Gauck with Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari

German President Gauck: "Paying tribute to the good relations between our countries"

The Nigerian daily newspaper, The Guardian, interviewed German president Joachim Gauck on the occassion of his visit to Nigeria from February 8 to 12, 2016.

Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama with German President Gauck upon arrival

Nigerian Foreign Minister Onyeama: "Diversify economy with German help"

With German President Joachim Gauck currently visiting Nigeria, DW spoke to Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama about how Germany can help the country become less dependent on oil and curb the threat of terrorism.

Representatives of the German Embassy, DoH, KfW, DG Murray Trust

Germany supports new HIV prevention measures in South Africa

On January 28, 2016 the German development bank KfW signed a Financing Agreement with the South African Department of Health and the DG Murray Trust for a new HIV Prevention programme worth 12 million Euro.

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Feature: High season for German Carnival

Right now, people all over Germany are celebrating Carnival. It is the fifth or foolish season ('die naerrische Zeit'), which is a time of elaborate parades, masks, balls and official madness.

New Chairman of the AU, Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno

German Chancellor Merkel congratulates Idriss Déby Itno, new AU Chairperson

Idriss Déby Itno, President of the Republic of Chad, was elected during the 26th Ordinary Session of the African Union in Addis Ababa. German Chancellor Angela Merkel sent her congratulations to the newly elected leader.

Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary to the German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, on his visit to Guinea and Sierra Leone

Germany is supporting the recovery after Ebola

Germany is supporting the recovery in West Africa following the Ebola epidemic. Strengthening health systems and supporting economic and social recovery in the region hit by Ebola were topics on the agenda for the visit that Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary to the German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, made to Guinea and Sierra Leone in early February.

Signatories of the MoU on Vocational Education and Training

President‘s visit fosters economic ties between Nigeria and Germany

The economic ties between Nigeria and Germany are high on the agenda during German President Gauck’s visit to the African powerhouse. While in Lagos and Abuja two Memorandums of Understanding in the f...

Minister of State Böhmer (centre) with the female African Ambassadors in Germany

Minister of State Böhmer meets female African Ambassadors

On January 28, Minister of State Maria Böhmer again met the female Ambassadors from Africa in Berlin to discuss topical foreign policy issues. The get-together at Villa Borsig initially focused on the growing threat posed by terrorist organisations such as the Islamic State, Boko Haram and Al Shabab, as well as flight and migration, the role of women in foreign relations and their greater involvement in conflict and crisis prevention.

African Footballer of the Year Aubameyang in yet another great perfromance for Dortmund

German DFB Cup: Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen advance to semis

Incredible performances by their African players let Dortmund and Bremen progress into the semis of the German DFB Cup competition. Dortmund’s Gabonese forward Aubameyang scored one and assisted another goal, while a strong defensive performance saw Bremen’s Senegalese Djilobodji being man of the match.

Chancellor Merkel spoke at the 51st Munich Security Conference

The Munich Security Conference: Informal forum for discussion

Since its première 53 years ago, the Munich Security Conference has been – not only, but also – an important place for background discussions. Presidents, government ministers, state secretaries and generals appreciate such an opportunity to hold unofficial bilateral talks in the exclusive Bayerischer Hof hotel; not infrequently, the panellists are parties in a conflict who would otherwise find it hard to make contact. The Munich Security Conference takes place from February 12 - 14, 2016.

Worker cleaning a solar panel on a house near Cape Town

Germany commits 78 million Euro for development cooperation to South Africa

South African Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan and German Ambassador Walter Lindner signed two agreements worth 78 million Euro for development cooperation between South Africa and Germany. About half of the allocated sum will be used to develop green energy in South Africa.

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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.

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The GIC Africa's Country of the Week series features individual African nations and their relationship with Germany. In the latest edition the Seychelles is in focus. For five days, articles covering many aspects of bilateral ties with the African nation, from culture, politics and environmental protection to its Blue Economy, are in focus on the GIC pages. Here are the articles from all of the countries featured: Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, Ethiopia, Tanzania and the Seychelles!

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