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Feb 17, 2017 11:06 AM

G20 focuses on cooperation with Africa

On February 16 and 17, the G20 Foreign Ministers will convene for a meeting in Bonn organised by Germany’s G20 Presidency. The meeting will focus on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, crisis prevention and peace policy, and cooperation with Africa.

Feb 17, 2017 11:06 AM

South Africa and Germany host fuel cell bus workshop

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) in partnership with the German Government, will host a fuel bus workshop at the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC) in Bellville, Cape Town from February 20 to 21.

Feb 17, 2017 11:06 AM

DEG investments set new all-time record

In 2016, the German Investment and Development Corporation DEG committed around 1.6 billion Euro for investments in private-sector companies in developing and emerging-market countries – a new all-time record in almost 55 years of DEG’s history.

Feb 16, 2017 11:57 AM

Krones Academy in Nairobi empowers school leavers

German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Müller visited the Krones Academy East Africa in Nairobi last week. Together with a delegation from Germany Müller visited the facilities and met some of the students who are part of the training programme.

Feb 16, 2017 11:57 AM

Building bridges for sustainable growth

How well German firms and African young professionals can work together is demonstrated by German-African initiatives in industry and higher education.

Feb 16, 2017 8:38 AM

Kenyan multimedia platform “Shujaaz” wants to change the way young people behave

The business with the hard-boiled eggs was one of the things that most impressed Rob Burnet. But more about that later. The Brit is the founder and director of “Well Told Story” (WTS), a Kenya-based company that produces a variety of media while at the same time pursuing sociological research. Funding for this research comes partly from Germany’s Hanns Seidel Foundation. Based in Karen, close to the capital Nairobi, WTS’ most important product is “Shujaaz” (“Heroes”), which Burnet describes as “a kind of interactive media platform for young people”.

Feb 14, 2017 12:39 PM

Berlinale Africa Hub

The “Berlinale Africa Hub” is an initiative of the European Film Market (EFM), supported by the German Foreign Office and in cooperation with the World Cinema Fund, Berlinale Talents (including its sister programme Talents Durban), and the Berlinale Co-Production Market.

Feb 14, 2017 12:18 PM

African players in Germany’s Bundesliga

The German Bundesliga just kicked-off after the winter-break. The transfer-window shut-down end of January, so the GIC Africa has a look at African players in Germany’s top flight.

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