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.
In Ethiopia the development worker Karolina Santana is involved in an innovative approach to preventing HIV. The setting is a traditional coffee ceremony, a popular ritual in Ethiopia, the birthplace of the popular beverage.
Twelve top diplomats at the Ministry are launching their own Twitter accounts. Some have a regional focus – for example policy on Asia, Africa, or Eastern Europe, while others cover specific issues, such as Brexit, stabilisation and humanitarian aid.
Dr Bärbel Kofler, Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Foreign Office, issued the following statement today (February 20) on the suspension of the death penalty in the Gambia:
Sofiane Kallel lived and worked in Germany for many years before returning to Tunisia in 2000. Having trained as an IT engineer in Karlsruhe, he is now helping to develop renewable energy in Tunisia – with two companies of his own.
An innovative health insurance scheme, jointly funded by BMZ via German Development Bank KfW and Tanzania’s National Health Insurance Fund, improves pregnant women’s access to safe delivery services and provides financial protection for them and their families.
Silja Fieblinger literally moves people in Windhoek – by planning public bus services, setting things in motion, and helping to fight poverty.
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