'You reform, we'll invest.' That's the deal on offer at the Compact for Africa summit in Berlin - and it's one that's paying off in Rwanda.
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.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has hosted African leaders for the third G20 Compact with Africa summit in Berlin. The initiative aims to boost private investment in Africa — but challenges remain.
Rwandans abroad are summoned to mingle and to meet President Paul Kagame each year. The conference-style Rwanda Day, taking place in Germany on Saturday, is festive but not without an unspoken political undercurrent.
CEO Joe Kaeser tells DW the German conglomerate hopes to raise its investments in Russia despite EU-US sanctions. He said it was "regrettable" that several Siemens power turbines ended up in Russian-annexed Crimea.
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