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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.
Germany's environment ministry wants to halve CO2 emissions levels for new vehicles by 2030 - more than the EU's goal. The auto sector is already alarmed by a new EU exhaust test due in September.
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.
The United States helped to rebuild Europe after World War Two. Germany's development minister wants a similar initiative to kick-start African development.
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