Germany is currently chairing the G 20, and Africa is high on the agenda. The country's most important industry federation is supporting entrepreneurship on the continent to help small African firms compete and grow.
In its efforts to staunch the flow of migrants from Africa, Germany sees Niger as a key partner. But it risks supporting a president who is becoming increasingly authoritarian, warns DW's Thomas Mösch.
The ministers agreed to eschew protectionism in favor of global trade. Germany hailed the talks' "breakthroughs for agricultural, the climate, and the consumer."
On this week's eco@africa, we check out an innovative net that harvests water from fog, visit one of the largest ape conservation projects in Africa, and meet an eco hero trying to save Nigeria's wildlife.
Completely opening up the EU market to African goods would help reduce migration, German Development Minister Gerd Müller has said. In particular, he wants barriers to agricultural trade taken down.
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