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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.