Claus Stäcker is the Head of Programmes for Africa at German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW). In an exclusive interview with the GIC he talks about DW’s services on the African continent and the new radio-broadcast of the German Bundesliga in Kiswahili and Hausa.
DW broadcasts German Bundesliga in Hausa and Kiswahili
Germany is helping to destroy the last stockpiles of chemicals from Libya’s chemical weapons programme. The chemicals will be destroyed in Munster in the coming months.
Destruction of of Libya’s chemical weapons
The German Research Foundation funds the “Seagrass and Macroalgal community dynamic and performance under environmental Change” (SEAMAC) project with more than 400,000 Euro. Dr. Teichberg and her research team are interested “to find out how organisms function in their environment, to understand their role in the ecosystem, and how environmental change will impact them in the future.” The first expedition in September will lead the researcher to Zanzibar (Tanzania).
SEAMAC research project
The Helmholtz Association has selected five outstanding international scientists as winners of the Helmholtz International Fellow Award.Prof. Redjem Hadef from Algeria is one of them and receives a price of 20,000 Euro. In addition he is invited to conduct research at Helmholtz Centres.
Helmholtz International Fellow Awards
Nigerian writer Abubakar Adam Ibrahim has been selected as the 2016 winner of the Goethe-Institut & Sylt Foundation African Writer's Residency Award (AWRA). Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, who lives in Abuja in Nigeria, will take up the residency at the Sylt Foundation's headquarters in 2017.
Nigerian writer wins residency award