Refugees from DRC in Uganda

Germany doubled its humanitarian engagement in Africa

Never before have so many people had to flee their homes as in 2016: more than 65 million refugees and internally displaced persons around the world fled from crises, violence and natural disasters. Africa is a particular focus of Germany’s humanitarian assistance, alongside the huge humanitarian crisis in Syria and its neighbouring countries.

German-African start-ups

German-African start-ups

They are young, creative and successful: German-African start-ups are active in many areas. Four cooperative ventures with a promising future.

Guinean Naby Keita from RB Leipzig

African players in Germany’s Bundesliga

The German Bundesliga just kicked-off after the winter-break. The transfer-window shut-down end of January, so the GIC Africa has a look at African players in Germany’s top flight.

New economic partnership with Africa

"Businesses that invest in Africa need well trained skilled workers," says Federal Development Minister Gerd Müller

"Technical and vocational education and training is the key to more investment and more jobs in Africa," said German Development Minister Gerd Müller at the German-African Business Summit in Nairobi.

German-African Business Summit in Nairobi

New energy for Uganda and Rwanda

German Development Minister Gerd Müller visits the market hall in Kigali

A reliable supply of water and electricity cannot be taken for granted in East Africa. Germany is committed to changing this. One example is the EnDev programme implemented by GIZ and BMZ, another Germany's support to the Nile Basin Initiative.

Germany's support for a reliable supply of water and electricity

University partnerships between Germany and Africa

University partnerships between Germany and Africa play a special role

For many years Germany has been a strong supporter of education projects in East Africa. University partnerships play a special role here. The latest Joint Declaration of Intent has been signed by the German Foreign Office and the Kenyan Ministry of Education on February 9.

Five good examples of cooperation

Berlinale Africa Hub

Virtual Reality is a technology that operates in between film, visual arts, gaming and other disciplines

The “Berlinale Africa Hub” is an initiative of the European Film Market (EFM), supported by the German Foreign Office and in cooperation with the World Cinema Fund, Berlinale Talents (including its sister programme Talents Durban), and the Berlinale Co-Production Market.

Virtual Reality from Accra, Dakar and Nairobi

Namibian students get scholarships to study

NFA Girls Centre graduates at Okonjima Lodge

The Namibia Football Association (NFA) Girls Centre awarded twelve students each a full year scholarship to study for a Diploma in Restaurant Management with the Silver Spoon Hospitality Academy, after successfully completing a three month introductory course to Hospitality Management.

Diploma in Restaurant Management

Apply for the International Journalists’ Programme

Journalist at work

Every year the International Journalists‘ Programmes (IJP) offer a bursary to up to six young Southern African (SADC-Member States: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Kenya) and up to five young German journalists.

Apply for the International Journalists’ Programme

The portal for international qualified professionals

Make it in Germany is the official multilingual online portal for international qualified professionals. It helps them find out how to make a success of coming to Germany – from preparations in their home countries to arriving and getting settled in.

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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


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