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05 Feb '20

The Chancellor's trip to South Africa and Angola

Chancellor Angela Merkel with Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's President

We want to be "good partners at South Africa's side"

Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited two pro-reform countries in Africa: South Africa and Angola. Talks focused on cooperation in the fields of technical and vocational education and training (TVET), and on international issues and economic matters. Another outcome is that the Germany-supported Compact with Africa could soon be expanded to embrace another partner country.  more

01 May '19

The Chancellor in West Africa

Chancellor Angela Merkel in discussion with the Presidents of the G5 Sahel states

Stepping up cooperation with the Sahel region

The Chancellor has visited three of the G5 Sahel states in Africa: Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. Her main concern was to work with the African partner states to forge ahead with regional solutions and to further step up cooperation. more

17 Sep '18

The Chancellor in Algeria

Chancellor Angela Merkel during talks with Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia

Good cooperation on readmissions

Algeria is a good partner in the readmission of asylum-seekers whose applications have been rejected, praised the Chancellor, speaking in Algiers. Over the last ten years, Germany and Algeria have also stepped up political and economic ties, said Angela Merkel, following her meeting with Algeria’s Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia. more

29 Aug '18

Angela Merkel in Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria

Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria, greets Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Stepping up partnerships with West Africa

Strengthening Africa’s economy, offering young people better prospects, and minimising the causes of displacement – these were the issues that the Chancellor discussed during her three-day trip to Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria. Germany intends to support the West African states in their efforts to achieve this. more

02 Mar '18

Angela Merkel in North Africa

Chancellor Angela Merkel in conversation with Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi

Working together to address illegal migration and terrorism

In future Tunisia will respond to enquiries regarding the identification of individuals within a month. Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Béji Caid Essebsi have agreed on this point. Asylum-seekers whose applications are rejected can thus be repatriated more swiftly. more

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

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