Shaping an interconnected world" - the reef knot symbolises the motto of Germany's G20 Presidency

Germany’s G20 presidency: focusing on Africa

Starting December 1,2016, Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and governments of the world's leading industrial countries, emerging economies, and representatives of international organisations will take place in Hamburg on July 7 and 8 next year.

South African Foreign Minister Nkoana-Mashabane and her German counterpart Steinmeier

German-South African Binational Commission 2016

On November 15 and 16, the 9th session of the Germany-South Africa Binational Commission took place in Berlin. High ranked representatives from both countries come together every other year to debate on global challenges and establish an agenda for future joint cooperation.


German Foreign Office supports German-East African University of Applied Sciences

Together with African partners, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and German universities of applied science, the German Foreign Office is planning to set up a German-East African University of Applied Sciences.

Germany extends cooperation on biosecurity to include the Sahel region

Malian lab experts at their training exercise

Experts in Mali are undergoing training, using a mobile lab, donated by German Foreign Office. For two weeks, trainers from the Bundeswehr have been practising for an emergency with Malian lab experts, namely the outbreak of an extremely dangerous disease which spreads like wildfire. Germany is now to extend its activities in the sphere of biosecurity to include the Sahel countries Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger and Chad in the coming years.

Cooperation on biosecurity

The “Berlinale Africa Hub” – a new EFM platform for innovation and technology in the African film industry

Berlinale 2011 - "Schlafkrankheit"

Thanks to the support of the German Foreign Office, for the first time the 2017 Berlinale will provide a platform for innovative projects and ideas from the African film industry.

Berlinale Africa Hub

Germany's first dedicated HIV research hub opens in 'exciting times' for vaccine

Institute for HIV research at the Univeristy Clinic in Essen

A new global HIV institute in Essen, Germany, sees exciting times for its number one aim: to develop a vaccine. It says it will do this by building an international network for HIV research.

HIV research

Architect Francis Kéré to build huge mobile theatre at Berlin's Tempelhof airport ramp

Architect Francis Kéré from Burkina Faso

Francis Kéré, a renowned architect from Burkina Faso, is to repurpose a disused airplane hangar at Berlin's former Tempelhof airport. Meanwhile, his works - including his famous opera village - are on show in Munich.

Francis Kéré to build huge mobile theatre

DW social radio: AfricaLink meets Facebook


With its new social radio, DW is combining the strengths of a well-established Africa-focused current affairs program with the outreach and immediacy of social media. Claus Stäcker explains what's behind the new format.

DW social radio: AfricaLink meets Facebook

Thuli Madonsela honoured with German Africa Award

South Africa’s Public Protector, who famously took on President Jacob Zuma over the use of taxpayers' money to upgrade his home, has been awarded the prestigious prize for her commitment to fighting corruption.

German Africa Award 2016

Climate talks in Morocco

Climate talks in Morocco

Delegates from many countries and the EU have reiterated their support for climate action at the UN climate talks in Marrakesh on Tuesday. They expressed their intentions to fulfill the emissions reductions plans they published as part of the Paris Agreement.

Climate talks

Meet the Kenyan who helps refugees find their way in Germany

Thomas Mboya Ochieng

Thomas Mboya Ochieng is a refugee coordinator in Eberswalde, a small town in eastern Germany. His work is not just a job, but his passion - he also came to Germany as a refugee.

Meet the Kenyan who helps refugees find their way in Germany

Working, training and studying in Germany

Studierende mit Laptop

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

Young women

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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