As the world learned of the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela on December 5, the impact of his actions, vision and legacy became palpable. Within hours of the announcement, commemorative websites appeared, social media was flooded with images, utterances and eulogies, and the news across the globe was dominated with one message: the loss of an icon of global significance.
Commemorating Nelson Mandela in Germany
German President Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt will be visiting South Africa on December 10, 2013 to attend the State Memorial Service at FNB Stadium in honour of former South African President Nelson Mandela.
German President to attend Mandela Memorial Service
The past years have brought about rapid change to the African continent. What has been called the “hopeless continent” (The Economist, 5/2000) is now widely seen as a continent about to unleash its full potential. Current trends show that some African economies will experience threefold growth until 2030, accompanied by a high investment volume and increasing consumer demand.
Africa 2030 explores possible scenarios for Africa's future
The 6th African Media Leaders Forum, the largest and most important market place for media owners and executives on the continent, recently concluded in the Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa. Public debate was strong on the forum's theme Media and African Renaissance, as well as in discussions around press freedom in various countries on the continent.
Sixth AMLF held in Addis Ababa
Twenty-five Green Talents were honoured in a celebratory award ceremony on November 8, conducted by Deputy Director General of the BMBF directorate for Sustainability, Climate and Energy. Held in Berlin, in the presence of representatives of participating institutions, jury members, and other distinguished guests, the group included two top researchers from Africa - one from Nigeria, the other from South Africa.
Official ceremony honours sustainability researchers