Germany hosts Africa investment conference - German plaster maker invests in training customers - China: 15 miners killed in gas explosion
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.
India is playing catch-up in Africa compared to China. At the moment, the trade mainly resolves around oil. But with much in common, India is looking to deepen the relationship with African countries.
African countries have to do more to fight corruption if they want aid money, Germany's Development Minister Gerd Müller has said. Critics have described his plans as well-meaning, but with "neo-colonialist" overtones.
It's not easy for Africans to obtain a visa to visit Germany. A DW data analysis reveals that one in five applications is rejected, far more than for other parts of the world.
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