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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.