Sekione Kitojo (right) und Josephat Charo from DW Kiswahili service

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.

Stefan Wenzel, Environment Minister from the German State Niedersachsen in South Africa

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.

Migrants from Africa

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.

An interview with Claus Stäcker, the Head of Programmes for Africa

Claus Stäcker, the Head of DW's programmes for Africa

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

Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Defence Minister von der Leyen on the destruction of the remnant precursors of Libya’s chemical weapons programme in Germany

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier

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

German Research Foundation funds new SEAMAC research project with 400,000 Euro


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

Five researchers receive Helmholtz International Fellow Awards

Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Dr. Ulf Roland und Wadinga Fomba

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

Winner of the 2016 Goethe-Institut & Sylt Foundation African Writer's Residency Award announced!

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

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

German Foreign Office support for the reintegration of former Al‑Shabaab fighters in Somalia

Award ceremony in Baidoa

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.

German Foreign Office support for the reintegration of former Al‑Shabaab fighters in Somalia

Jerome Boateng voted 2016 German footballer of the year

The German footballer Boateng

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.

Jerome Boateng voted 2016 German footballer of the year

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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