Germany’s Bundesliga resumed on January 22 with the classic match Hamburger SV vs Bayern Munich. After the winter break and some transfer action the GIC took a closer look at African players in Germany’s premier football division.
Africans in the Bundesliga
German Minister of Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt and his Zambian counterpart Given Lubinda met for political consultations in the scope of the International Green Week. The two Ministers signed a declaration of intent for mutual cooperation in the area of food and agriculture.
Germany signs agricultural cooperation agreement with Zambia
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.
78 million Euro for development cooperation in South Africa
The German Government, announced a contribution of 16.5 million Euro to support refugees in East Africa on December 11. Of this, 14 million Euro will go to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide food for refugees and the remaining 2.5 million Euro will go to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for assistance to Burundian refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania.
Germany gives crucial support for refugees in East Africa
On January 22 German Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier welcomed his Congolese counterpart Raymond Tshibanda to the German Foreign Office in Berlin. The talks focused on the domestic situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the upcoming presidential elections, but also on the situation in neighbouring Burundi.
Congolese Foreign Minister Tshibanda visits Berlin
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