Germany established diplomatic relations with Namibia when the country gained independence on March 21, 1990. Since then the two countries have enjoyed an extremely close and fruitful partnership, underpinned by very successful development cooperation, political dialogue, trade and investment, and vibrant programs in the fields of culture, education and science.
Overview of Namibian German relations
Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed her shock at the news that a plane belonging to a German airline has crashed. Her deepest sympathy, she says, goes to the loved ones of those who have lost their lives. Angela Merkel will be visiting the crash site herself on Wednesday.
Germany shocked by plane crash
The Aid by Trade Foundation will now be involved in sustainable cotton farming in North-Western Ethiopia, supporting over 9,000 smallholder farmers. As a result, the initiative now reaches over 5 million people in 10 sub-Saharan African nations.
Cotton initiative reaches over 5 million in Africa
For 80 years there was essentially a lull in tuberculosis research. Indeed, the last scientific breakthrough in 1921, the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine, still forms the central pillar of tuberculosis prevention. But recently there are a number of promising new vaccine candidates.
Global strategy to develop new TB vaccines
“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
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, 2015.
Competition “Planetary Urbanism – Critique of the Present”