Germany's development minister Gerd Müller told DW that the German-African Youth Initiative (DAJ) aims to promote understanding between young people on both continents.
With Africa’s energy demand on the rise, the German government is launching a new initiative aimed at helping citizens in African countries produce their own - by forming German-style energy cooperatives.
German Economics Minister Brigitte Zypries is in Durban for the World Economic Forum on Africa to present her "Pro! Africa" initiative. It's just more of the same, complains DW's Daniel Pelz.
Africa is high on the agenda at the G-20 summit in Germany but Angela Merkel will have a tough time keeping it there amidst all the other pressing issues, says Tanzanian political commentator Jenerali Ulimwengu.
Germany wants to use its G20 presidency to mobilize more assistance for Africa. But it has yet to work out a strategy which has been properly coordinated between government ministries and time is running out.
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