Reiner Klingholz is the Director of the Berlin Institute for Population and Development. In a new study, he has called for more job creation in Africa. He says what's needed is investment in food production and renewable energies.
2017 was Africa Year in Germany. One aim was to increase private investment in Africa. For Stefan Liebing, head of the German–African Business Association, not all the goals have been met.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier signed a multi-million dollar partnership with Ghana on his first trip to Africa since taking office. Germany hopes the accord might help curb migration to Europe.
Hardly anyone in Africa would disagree with the contention that education is a main factor of development. Why, then, do so many Africans have the feeling that their governments neglect this fundamental area?
About 77 percent of Africa's population is younger than 35. Frustration grows as many feel they are losing out on economic opportunities and participation. DW kicks off "The 77 percent" to give them a platform.
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