German Chancellor Merkel with Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in Bamako, Mali.

German Chancellor Merkel visits Mali

Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged Mali’s President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, more support for his country. Mali was the first stop on the Chancellor’s three-day trip to Africa, which will also take in Niger and Ethiopia.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

Foreign Minister Steinmeier travels to Nigeria

Nigeria, the most populous country on Africa’s west coast, is one of the most important and most committed players on the continent. Foreign Minister Steinmeier landed in Abuja very early this morning.

Merkel with AU Chairwoman Dlamini-Zuma

German Chancellor Merkel visits Mali, Niger and Ethiopia

German chancellor Angela Merkel is traveling to Africa from October 9 to 11. She is visiting Mali, Niger, and Ethiopia. Because of rapid transitions, the continent is increasingly gaining focus among German foreign-, security-, and development policy.

Positive outcome from negotiations between Germany and Kenya

Signing of the protocol by the Permanent Secretary (PS) Dr. Kamau Thugge and Dr. Stefan Oswald, Deputy Director General (BMZ).

During the Kenyan-German Government negotiations held in Berlin earlier this month, Germany pledged 252.35 million Euro for the next development cooperation cycle of 2017 and 2018, including 100 million Euro of interest-subsidized loans.

Negotiations between Germany and Kenya

Merkel aide: We need to be able to 'trust' Zimbabwe

Gunter Nooke

Gunter Nooke,  German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Personal Representative for Africa, has been having talks with Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and civil society representatives.

Gunter Nooke on talks with Zimbabwe

Germany and Morocco launch climate partnership for developing countries

Thomas Silberhorn, Parlamentary Secretary of State and the Moroccan Minister for Environment Hakima El Haité during their meeting in Rabat

On September 10, in the capital city of Morocco, Germany’s Development State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn and Morocco’s Environment Minister Hakima El Haité laid the foundations for a climate partnership. The idea is that the partnership will in future support the specific efforts of developing countries to implement their national climate protection plans.

German – Moroccan climate partnership

Future Young Entrepreneurs

Future Young Entrepreneurs

Over the past two years, 30 pupils from the Bambino Secondary School in Lilongwe participated in the EU-funded FUTURE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS (FYE) project, which encourages young people to come up with business ideas of sustainable start-ups. Pupils from the Bambino Secondary School pitched their business ideas in Berlin.

Future Young Entrepreneurs

Germany seeks to assume responsibility with seat on the UN Security Council in 2019 and 2020

German Security Council candidacy logo

On September 21 in New York, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier announced an important future project of German foreign policy: Germany is seeking a seat on the United Nations Security Council for the 2019–2020 term. At the opening event of the campaign, the German Foreign Minister described what his country aimed to do as a member of the Security Council, with a view to garnering support for the candidacy.

German candidacy for UN Security Council 2019-2020

Ambassador Lindner hosts conversation on neglected diseases

Panellists, left to right: Ambassador Lindner, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, Pontsho Pilane, Dr Gerhard Boecken, Dr Albie de Frey, Dr Volker Schmidt, Prof. Harry Dugmore and Dr Rufaro R Chatora

On Monday September 26, Ambassador Linder hosted a discussion on neglected diseases in Southern  Africa with various health and media experts, in the run up to the International German Forum (Internationales Deutschlandforum) organised by Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Ambassador Lindner hosts conversation on neglected diseases

#KhombiSAGermany at the Day of European Languages

#KhombiSAGermany at the European Day

On Saturday, October 8 #KhombiSAGermany, our freshly designed VW Kombi, travelled to Johannesburg as part of the Day of European Languages, hosted by the Alliance Francais in Johannesburg.

#KhombiSA Germany on the road

Working, training and studying in Germany

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

Working, training and studying in Germany

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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.

Germany's Africa policy

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

African Countries in Focus


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