German Bundesliga broadcasted in Hausa and Kiswahili
On August 27 was the first time a Bundesliga match was covered live on radio in the African languages of Hausa and Kiswahili. Fans were delighted and DW staff was equally pleased to be breaking new ground.
Volkswagen expands Africa strategy - Vehicle production in Kenya
Volkswagen is expanding its commitment in Africa with local production of the Polo Vivo in the Kenyan city of Thika near Nairobi. The project which will be jointly realised with the importer DT Dobie, will be Volkswagen's third production facility in Africa – alongside the South African factory and a local production facility in Nigeria. It is planned to build up to 5,000 units of the Polo Vivo per year at the plant operated by Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers (KVM) from 2017.
Germany and Eritrea: human rights or curbing migration?
The trip to Germany is important to Eritrea's government. Two ministers and the influential presidential advisor, Yemane Gebreab, are part of the delegation. The agenda: an economic forum, a panel discussion and a meeting with German parliamentarians.
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.
Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Defence Minister von der Leyen on the destruction of the remnant precursors of Libya’s chemical weapons programme in Germany
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.
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).
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.
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.
Germany provides support to help former Al-Shabaab fighters to return to their communities and to economic life. Armed conflicts between the security forces and the terrorist militia Al-Shabaab have shattered Somalia in the past.
The Bayern defender has been named as player of the year in an award voted for by German sports journalists. He is the first defender to win the honor since 1997. Manager Dirk Schuster was also acknowledged.