1. Meeting of the German-Nigerian Binational Commission German-Nigerian Binational Commission meets in Berlin
  2. ilovelife.mobi was launched with German financial support in South Africa iloveLife.mobi - a new way to address the HIV/AIDS
  3. Minister Müller Germany is supporting West Africa following the Ebola crisis
Meeting of the German-Nigerian Binational Commission

German-Nigerian Binational Commission meets in Berlin

State Secretary Markus Ederer welcomed Paul Bulus Zom Lolo, the new State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to Berlin on 29 July for the third meeting of the working group on policy of the German-Nigerian Binational Commission. In addition to bilateral topics such as cooperation in the area of security, numerous global challenges were also on the agenda.

ilovelife.mobi was launched with German financial support in South Africa

iloveLife.mobi - a new way to address the HIV/AIDS

On July 21, lovelife launched ilovelife.mobi, an innovative, cellphone-based programme that promotes youth development and addresses HIV/AIDS in South Africa by using incentives to change behavior. Germany supports this novelty with 2 million Euro.

Minister Müller

Germany is supporting West Africa following the Ebola crisis

Almost 200 million Euro is to be provided for rebuilding the health systems in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. This is Germany’s contribution to help foster the rapid economic and social recovery of these three West African countries following the devastating Ebola epidemic. The pledge was announced on July 10 by the German representative at an international conference on Ebola recovery hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Weekly Feature: A short history of German music

Germans have been contributing to and changing music for centuries. While it would take volumes to cover them all, here’s a basic primer to some of the bigger names in German music and their musical stylings and innovations.

Deutsche Welle reporter

Africa on the Move: Deutsche Welle's new multimedia series

A new generation of young, confident and mobile Africans are taking their destinies into their own hands and changing the continent for the better. Deutsche Welle's new 'Africa on the Move' series will introduce the audience to these African champions who are making things happen by using their energy and skills to lift up their communities as well as the entire continent.

Baviarian evening

Brain Gain: You have to travel as a young scientist

Is it brain drain or brain gain? Why do young scientists from Africa and Asia travel for research? And do they want to return home? Deutsche Welle asked young scientists at the recent Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

Mechanical engineering at the Durban Institute of Technology

Bosch opens doors in Lagos

A new sales and service office of German company BOSCH was officially opened in Lagos earlier this month. As a global supplier of technology and services, BOSCH will be active in Nigeria with all four of its business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology.

African Participant

Africa’s perspectives: Young researchers call for more international research partnerships

When Africa is mentioned, one should not think of disasters, crises, wars, diseases. This year's Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting proves that doing so would give an incomplete picture. 35 of the total 650 participating young scientists stem from 14 African countries. When talking to these young scientists, one thing becomes evident: There is much to discover, many prejudices to be revised.

College student

DAAD: celebrating 90 years

Germany's Foreign Minister spoke at the recent celebration of 90 years of the German Academic Exchange Service, or DAAD. Promoting understanding is a key element in Germany's research and academic relations policy and the DAAD is an “indispensable partner in shaping this policy.”

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Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 

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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.

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 Tanzania is in focus. For five days, articles covering many aspects of bilateral ties with the African nation, from culture, politics and economics to  development cooperation, are in focus on the GIC pages. Here are the articles from all of the countries featured: Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Namibia Ethiopia and Tanzania!

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