The German Information Centre Africa is a virtual window that shows the diversity of modern-day Germany and its multi-faceted links and partnerships with African countries.
The GIC is designed to enhance the flow of information to those in Africa interested in Germany. The GIC is a public diplomacy initiative of Germany's Federal Foreign Office. It offers English-language stories with a German-African angle, as well as information on business, education, research, politics, sports and culture in Germany. Current information is available in a bi-monthly electronic newsletter as well as on our Facebook page. Pretoria was chosen as the site for the GIC, reflecting its role as a media and communications hub within Africa.
The Namibian housing sector continues to be plagued by a range of issues and inefficiencies. On these issues, the recent study “Housing in Namibia: Rights, Challenges and Opportunities” was launched by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) with the support of Germany.
In 2017, 19 young researchers from all over the world received fellowships to carry out projects on climate action and resource conservation at German host institutions. The goal of the one-year stay is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, methods and techniques.
On Wednesday, March 14, Heiko Maas took over from his predecessor Sigmar Gabriel as Minister for Foreign Affairs. Both Maas and Gabriel warned against the desire to seek isolation at a time of international crises.
A lottery ticket for immigration to Germany just a click away – sounds too good to be true? It is. There is no such thing as a lottery for coming to Germany. Be careful of fake websites and rumours on social media.
The Gauteng Department of Health, in partnership with Right to Care and Right ePharmacy, have launched the first African ‘ATM pharmacy’ with Support from Germany. This ground-breaking South African innovation allows patients with chronic illnesses to receive repeat medication within three minutes.
The German choir "Junges Vokalensemble Hannover" will have a concert tour in South Africa and Namibia from March 16 until April 1 2018. They are following invitations both by the state government of Lower Saxony and by partner choirs in Cape Town, Windhoek, and Swakopmund.
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