The Berlin Renewables Academy (RENAC) supports plans in many sub-Saharan states in West Africa to establish laws and policy frameworks for a nationwide electricity grid. It supervises a programme aimed at members of government, energy agencies, administrative officials, utility companies, financial institutions, associations and members of non-governmental organizations that addresses the topics of renewable energy and energy efficiency. From Angola, Ghana and Kenya to Mozambique and South Africa, many African countries are taking part.
Promoting renewables in Africa
October 3rd is very special to Germans around the world: The Day of German Unity. It pays tribute to the peaceful demonstrations for freedom and democracy that brought down the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain in 1989. Read Foreign Minister Steinmeier's message on the 25th anniversary of the Day of German Unity 2015.
Day of German Unity 2015
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge has come in first place at the Berlin marathon with just over a minute above the world record. Kenyans have taken the top prize in the German capital every year since 2010. Competing in the 42nd BMW Berlin Marathon, Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge won the men's marathon with a best unofficial time of 2:04:01.
Kenya's Kipchoge wins Berlin marathon
The number of refugees coming to Germany is rising. DW has put together information on how to apply for asylum, find accommodation, work, and health care, learn the language, and understand the way Germans tick.
Deutsche Welle's guide to Germany for refugees
A campaign by Deutschlandstiftung Integration is promoting a culture of welcome and showing just how diverse Germany has become.
"I am Germany too"
Munich’s Oktoberfest, or, as the locals call it, the Wiesn, is the world’s largest popular festival. For over two centuries now it has taken place on Theresienwiese in Bavaria’s capital and each year attracts about six million visitors over its 17 days. The Oktoberfest, which will take place from September 19 to October 4, has long since been copied the world over.
Munich hosts guests from China, Brazil and the US
Bilateral negotiations on development cooperation between Germany and Tanzania concluded on August 13 with 210 million USD being committed to the Tanzanian health system, to continuing support for the water sector and to the protection and conservation of biodiversity in Tanzania. The programmes are to be implemented over the next three years.
Health, water and biodiversity sectors supported