Second German-African Business Summit in Nairobi, Kenya
From February 8 to 10, 2017 the Second German-African Business Summit (GABS) will take place in Nairobi, Kenya. The first German-African Business Summit took place in Berlin in September 2015. Back then, some 400 participants from the worlds of business and politics from Germany and Africa have been given the opportunity to discuss Africa's prospects and potential and to make new contacts. In 2017 the conference will be held in Africa for the first time.
Energising Development programme: making electiricity in Africa accessible
The Energising Development programme is enabling millions of people in Africa to obtain access to electricity. This is creating new jobs and opening up new prospects for many.
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.
Germany and Morocco have agreed to work together to enlarge what is the world's largest and most modern solar power plant in Ouarzazate even further.
In a Master’s programme coordinated by University of Oldenburg, African and European partners jointly investigate the reasons behind global migration.
Germany is working to fight poaching in Africa. These efforts have meant that animal populations have stabilized within a short space of time in some regions.
Tesla has acquired a small German engineering firm and aims to build the “world’s most advanced factory” with its help. On closer examination, what sounds like an ordinary news items from the M&A market kindles a great deal of imagination. After all, Tesla CEO, South-African born, Elon Musk is one of the most inspiring figures in Silicon Valley at the present time.
The German car manufacturer Porsche launches an educational training project to help socially disadvantaged young adults in South Africa.
On December 1, sixteen women and men were honoured with the first Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Berlin. Two of the prize winners are from the African continent: Maximilienne Ngo Mbe from Cameroon and Jacqueline Moudeïna from Chad.
The EU’s migration partnerships or compacts with major African transit states and countries of origin of migrants are intended to help cope with the flows of illegal migrants and refugees.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier met with his European counterparts at the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels December12. In view of the dramatic situation in Aleppo, consultations between EU Foreign Ministers also centred on Syria. Other points on the agenda included the European Union’s relations with Africa and a meeting with Colombian President Santos.
The “Berlinale Africa Hub” – a new EFM platform for innovation and technology in the African film industry
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.
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