1. The two Ethiopian entrepreneurs develop mobile apps. Africa on the move: Mobile Apps for Students Homework in Ethiopia
  2. The Ghanaian author Amma Darko. Literature in Ghana: Between Two Worlds
  3. DW Akademie workshop Nigeria: Job guarantees through dual vocational training
The two Ethiopian entrepreneurs develop mobile apps.

Africa on the move: Mobile Apps for Students Homework in Ethiopia

Eskinder Mamo and Amanuel Abrha met during their IT-studies in Germany. After graduation they returned to Ethiopia and developed "Fidel": The app prepares students for exams and quizzes and teaches Math and English.

The Ghanaian author Amma Darko.

Literature in Ghana: Between Two Worlds

The well-known Ghanaian writer Amma Darko has experienced a lot. She began her career in Germany in the 1980s, after she had left Ghana as a political refugee because of the military dictatorship. Despite PEGIDA , AFD and Co.. Germany has changed positively for her.

DW Akademie workshop

Nigeria: Job guarantees through dual vocational training

Nigerian industry has launched dual vocational training programmes with support from German business partners. With great success: trainees who complete the programmes are guaranteed a job.

Students in Germany

Launch of the African-German Youth Initiative (AGYI)

On June 30, German Development Minister Gerd Müller unveiled the new exchange programme African-German Youth Initiative (AGYI). The pilot countries for this scheme are Benin, South Africa and Tanzania, as determined by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in cooperation with African Union (AU). Dr. Martial De-Paul Ikounga from the AU and Development Minister Müller launched the initiative in connection with the ZukunftsTour “EINE WELT – Unsere Verantwortung” (FutureTour “ONE WORLD – our responsibility”) in Bonn in front of 1.000 guests from Germany and the African continent.

Blogger Jimmy Kainja in Berlin.

Voices from Africa: Africa Needs a Collective Thinking Space

The African Blogger Jimmy Kainja reports about his experiences at the Re:publica conference in Berlin. Appealing to a common digital space to communicate for citizens of African countries, he argues, that he recognized that the continent Africa has common experiences, such as a colonial history.

Talents of 2016 in Durban

Talents Durban– “Degrees of Separation: Connecting People and Story”

In cooperation with the German Cultural agency Goethe Institute and the KwaZulu Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism, the German Embassy Pretoria has funded this year’s 9th edition of Talents Durban in South Africa. Taking place during the 37th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), the five-dayprogramme aimed to support 20 young film professionals to be from across the African continent.

African Futures in Johannesburg

African Futures Festival: From Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi to Berlin

The African Futures Festival will kick off in Berlin on June 4 and run until August 7, 2016, offering a platform for cultural encounters between Africa and Germany. The exhibition of artistic, political, literary and scientific contributions will take place in the Berlin art forum SAVVY Contemporary, a location which focusses on dialogue between Western and non-Western art. Initiated by Germany’s cultural agency, the Goethe-Institut, the festival compromises of a series of exhibitions, as well as an accompanying discussion and performance-program from July 9 until July 12.

The handover ceremony

Germany donates equipment for Natural Resource Management in Serengeti and Ngorongoro Districts

On June 7, the German Embassy Dar es Salaam together with representatives of the German development agency, GIZ handed over two vehicles to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Districts. The vehicles will be used by the district authorities to improve the services provided to village communities: they will support activities such as control of wild animals, patrolling, early response to human-wildlife conflicts and training sessions related to natural resource management in wards and villages.


Call for applications: 'Femme Electronic' workshop in Uganda

Electronic music may still be in its infancy in Uganda, but women are largely underrepresented in this scene – whether in DJing, producing or other ‘backroom’ positions. A new platform, dubbed Femme Electronic, seeks to change this by encouraging Ugandan women in the field of electronic music by creating a network and sharing knowledge.

African Student

Germany increases number of scholarships for refugees in South Africa

In 2014, South Africa received around 70,000 asylum applications, making the country the sixth-highest recipient of asylum claims worldwide. In recognition of the global increase of forced migration, the German government has increased its support for the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative Fund (DAFI). DAFI empowers Refugees in South Africa since 1992.

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Country of the Week Profiles

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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!