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Jun 27, 2017 10:18 AM

German Embassy Pretoria is going solar

The German Embassy in South Africa is going solar!  A total of 98 solar panels have been installed on the roof of the embassy building in Pretoria. Every month, the panels will generate around 4823 kWh. This can cover around a fifth of the embassy’s electricity usage. By comparison, with the 4823 kWh of energy generated by solar energy, embassy employees could brew around 159,000 cups of coffee a month!

Jun 23, 2017 12:27 PM

“No one country on its own can solve the inter­national problems we face”

Politics can achieve more through exchange in forums like the G20 than through national isolationism, says German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel in an interview.

Jun 23, 2017 12:24 PM

Foreign Minister Gabriel on the UN Solidarity Summit on Refugees in Uganda

Foreign Minister Gabriel issued a statement on June 22 in Berlin on the occasion of the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees, which was hosted in Kampala from June 22 - 23. Minister Gabriel announced that Germany is pledging 50 million Euro towards Uganda’s refugee policy.

Jun 22, 2017 11:17 AM

#youforG20 is for your interconnected world

During the G20 Summit, is organising a world-wide competition called #youforG20 – your project for an interconnected world. The best project wins 15,000 Euros! Are you involved in a project that supports social commitment, contributes to improving gender equality, conserve the environment or promote the inclusion of young people, social and economic entrepreneurship? Then enter the #youforG20! competition.

Jun 21, 2017 3:57 PM

On the death of Helmut Kohl

Helmut Kohl was German Chancellor for 16 years. His term in office will always be linked to the happiest event in modern German history: following the peaceful revolution in the German Democratic Republic, and the fall of the Berlin Wall, Helmut Kohl managed to reunite Germany in peace and liberty after decades of division. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on June 16 of the passing of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl: "He was a great statesman, a great German politician and above all a great European.

Jun 21, 2017 9:27 AM

Energy Efficiency Award 2017: Smart solutions for energy conversion

The international energy efficiency competition of the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency is this year under the motto "The Makers of Energy Transition ". Private and public companies are invited to submit their projects and concepts by July 15, which have a special impact on the practical implementation of the energy conversion.

Jun 19, 2017 3:53 PM

AFRIKA KOMMT!: Young managers from Africa in German companies

The German private sector initiative AFRIKA KOMMT! has achieved a new record with nearly 6,000 applicants from 45 countries. The initiative trains future managers and fosters German-African economic relations. 

Jun 14, 2017 3:06 PM

Reform partnerships with three African countries agreed by Development Ministry

Africa needs jobs: 20 million new jobs every year. This prompted Germany to devise the G20 plan along with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the African Development Bank to set up investment partnerships for reform-oriented African countries.

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