German Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Kenyan President Kenyatta with German business representatives in Nairobi in 2015

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.

Energy transition

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.

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.

Germany promotes climate protection and fosters energy partnerships in Africa

German Development Minister Gerd Müller at the signing of the agreement with KfW bank group and Morocco's Energy agency

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.

Germany promotes climate protection and fosters energy partnerships in Africa

Learning to understand what prompts migration


In a Master’s programme coordinated by University of Oldenburg, African and European partners jointly investigate the reasons behind global migration.

First African-European Master’s course on migration studies

Fighting poaching together


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.

Fighting poaching together

Tesla acquires small German firm Grohmann Engineering

Elon Musk

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.

Tesla looks to Europe

Porsche launches educational training project

Service mechatronic at Porsche Training and Recruitment Center South Africa

The German car manufacturer Porsche launches an educational training project to help socially disadvantaged young adults in South Africa.

Educational training project

2016 Franco-German Prize for Human Rights: Two winners from Africa

Jacqueline Moudeïna with the Foreign Ministers Steinmeier and Ayrault

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.

Franco-German Humanitarian Prize

Fighting the root causes of displacement in Africa

Migrants from Africa

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.

Fighting causes of displacement

EU Foreign Affairs Council focuses on Aleppo and EU’s relations with Africa

Foreign Minister Steinmeier making a statement prior to the EU Foreign Affairs Council

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.

Focus on Aleppo and EU’s relations with Africa

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

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.

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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