Potential investors in Africa want transparency and trust, German Chancellor Angela Merkel tells African leaders at the third annual Compact with Africa summit in Berlin
The chancellor has called on politicians to rethink restrictive arms export policies, arguing they are not in Germany's best interest. She made the case for more engagement in Africa's Sahel region.
Angela Merkel used her speech at Auschwitz to condemn anti-Semitism. She visited the former Nazi death camp at a time when making a commitment to Jewish life in Germany is paramount, says DW editor-in-chief Ines Pohl.
After 14 years in office, the chancellor has visited Nazi Germany's most notorious concentration camp. While there, she underscored her country's enduring responsibilities.
An Africa investment summit in Berlin has begun with Chancellor Angela Merkel insisting the continent has an "important role," offering "more chances than risks." But German industry wants "better" credit guarantees.
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