1. The Frankfurt Zoological Society assists with anti-poaching efforts along the Mozambican border FZS in Zimbabwe: A winning conservation partnership
  2. Scholars and presenters at the awards ceremony Thirty Ugandan scholars receive scholarships
  3. Deutsche Welle's New English-language TV channel
The Frankfurt Zoological Society assists with anti-poaching efforts along the Mozambican border

FZS in Zimbabwe: A winning conservation partnership

Frankfurt Zoological Society’s partnership with Zimbabwe wildlife authorities to protect wildlife in one of the country’s largest game reserves is paying off with animal populations rising due to improved management and security.

Scholars and presenters at the awards ceremony

Thirty Ugandan scholars receive scholarships

The DAAD awarded 30 Ugandan university students scholarships to pursue advanced degrees on June 23. At the ceremony, the German Ambassador noted that the awards allow students to “make their own contribution to the development of their country and region.” More than 50 new scholarships are planned for Master’s and doctorate programs in September 2015.

Deutsche Welle's New English-language TV channel

DW's new TV programming presents more detailed news and deeper analysis. Unique regional expertise heightens coverage, and international viewers can join the conversation with a new interactive program, DW News.

Oris at the Berlinale filmfestival in Berlin

Weekly Feature: Benin, Berlin, In-Between

Nigerian film critic Oris Aigbokhaevbolo participated in the Berlin Talents 2015 earlier this year and took a particular interest in the subways of the German capital. He has shared with the GIC a fabulous literary comparative of Nigerian and German societies as seen through their respective transport systems.

Participants of the European Climate Diplomacy Day

Tanzania and EU reinforce partnership for effective climate action

European Embassies worldwide celebrated the 2nd Climate Diplomacy Day on June 17, a global outreach initiative aimed at showcasing successful climate cooperation. Activities in Tanzania, in addition to many others held on the continent, highlighted the importance of partnership for effective climate action.

Chief Justice Irene Mambilima, Ambassador Finke and the Head of the EU Delegation to Zambia, Gilles Hervio during the meeting

Germany, EU and Zambia partner to improve access to justice

The German and EU Ambassadors met with Zambia's Chief Justice and other members of the Supreme Court on June 17 to explore fields of cooperation in the justice sector.The EU has earmarked 7 million Euro for cooperation with Zambia; an additional 1.5 million Euro will come from the German Government.

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.”

asylum-seeker from Somalia works at a German company

Training, jobs for refugees, urges industry

German industrialists have called for the faster inclusion of asylum-seekers into training and jobs in Germany. Their appeal precedes a meeting next Thursday of federal and regional officials to review refugee policy.

The 15 international guests and the hosts

Pulse of good jazz beating strongly across Germany

South African Journalist Sam Mathe travelled to Germany recently for the Jazzahead! international jazz expo held annually in Bremen. As Editor & Publisher of Jazz Life Magazine, he has a sharp eye (or ear) for the genre and its many incarnations. Mr. Mathe has graciously shared an article he wrote with his observations of Germany, Berlin and the music that has the power to unite us all.

Delegation in front of the Brandenburger Gate

German investment in Namibia on agenda during delegation visit

A high-ranking delegation from Namibia visited Germany from June 8-12, 2015 upon the invitation Germany's Federal Government and Parliament to explore possible contributions of German investment to Namibia’s economic development.

Zimbabwean author NoViolet Bulawayo

7th International Literature Prize by the House of World Cultures

The House of World Cultures has announced the shortlist for the 7th International Literature Prize. This year the 136 titles considered came from 73 German-language publishing houses, by authors from over 50 countries and translated from 23 different languages.

Jürgen Klinsmann

Klinsmann, Özil, Hitzlsperger take ambassador awards

The German Foreign Ministry in conjunction with Deutsche Welle and the Goethe Institute has announced the three 2015 German Football Ambassadors. They're Jürgen Klinsmann, Mesut Özil and Thomas Hitzlsperger.

Studierende mit Laptop

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. 

Become a fan of the GIC Africa on...

Germany's Africa policy


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

Young women

The GIC Africa's Country of the Week series features individual African nations and their relationship with Germany. In the latest edition Ethiopia 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 and Ethiopia!