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11 Oct '16

The Chancellor's trip to Africa

Chancellor Angela Merkel is welcomed with military honours in Addis Ababa.

Stepping up engagement for the African Union

During her visit to Ethiopia, Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for greater democracy and for conflicts to be resolved through dialogue. In Addis Ababa she met with Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn and officially opened the new Peace and Security Building of the African Union. more

10 Oct '16

The Chancellor's Africa trip

President Issoufou Mahamadou welcomes  Chancellor Angela Merkel to the Niger.

Expanding assistance for the Niger

The Chancellor has flown on to the Niger, the next stop on her African trip. Her meeting with President Mahamadou Issoufou focused on the country’s migration policy and a planned migration partnership with the European Union. more

09 Oct '16

The Chancellor’s trip to Africa

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the delegation welcoming her to Mali

More support for Mali

Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged Mali’s President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, more support for his country. Mali was the first stop on the Chancellor’s three-day trip to Africa, which will also take in Niger and Ethiopia. Africa is increasingly a focus of Germany’s foreign, security and development policy. more

14 Jul '11

Africa visit

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Nigerian President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

Cooperation with Nigeria

In Abuja Chancellor Angela Merkel has met President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. A bi-national commission is now to be established in order to strengthen relations between Germany and Nigeria. more

13 Jul '11


Stengthening our partnership with Angola

During her visit to Luanda, Chancellor Angela Merkel has praised Angola's development efforts over the last ten years. Germany, she said, would be supporting this development in the widest sense, both in the fields of education and research and in terms of economic cooperation. more

19 Jan '09

The Chancellor’s travel reports

Chancellor Angela Merkel during the conference

"Hoping for a lasting peace"

Israel has begun to withdraw its troops from Gaza. "Now it is important to make sure that the ceasefire holds," emphasised Chancellor Angela Merkel after a meeting in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh. more

17 Jul '08

The Chancellor’s travel reports

Merkel: "All doors are open to us"

Only days after the launch of the Mediterranean Union, Chancellor Merkel travelled to Algeria. In her meetings there she sensed that Germany and Algeria had a strong interest in forging even closer relations, said Merkel in Algiers. There was ample scope for stepping up economic ties, she said. more

07 Oct '07

Africa Trip

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Germany to support reconstruction in Liberia

Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged the Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf further assistance to help rebuild the still traumatised country. For fourteen years it was ravaged by a savage civil war, and the people are still suffering from the legacy of this period. The Chancellor will be advocating cancellation of all of Liberia's debts at international level. more

06 Oct '07

South Africa

Nelson Mandela and Angela Merkel

Merkel meets Mandela: "An extremely moving moment"

On Saturday, Chancellor Angela Merkel met former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. After the meeting with the erstwhile spearhead of the anti-apartheid movement, the Chancellor said, it was, "an extremely moving moment for me, to meet Nelson Mandela in person and speak with him". more

05 Oct '07

Africa Trip

Building site

Only 980 days until kick-off

In Johannesburg, on the building site of what will soon be South Africa's largest stadium, Chancellor Angela Merkel gained an impression of the preparations that are underway for 2010, when the country will host the FIFA World Cup. more

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