Ten years after the Arab Spring, hopes for a democratic transformation process have been have been disappointed in many places, particularly in Libya.
After the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) party announced late last year that it would challenge Ghana’s presidential election held in early December 2020, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the election petition filed by opposition leader John Mahama.
After spending six years in the German Parliament, the current Honorary Chairman of the German Africa Foundation, Prof Dr Karl-Heinz Hornhues, thought of the idea of founding pro-Africa organisation, which was then named the German Africa Foundation e.V.. It was his employee at the parliamentary office, Gero Schmitz, who became the man of the hour and rendered outstanding services to the establishment of the association.
Deutsche Afrika Stiftung e.V.
The German Africa Foundation (DAS) offers a platform for exchange between German and African actors. Hereby, we particularly focus on the parliamentary arena. Within the framework of expert discussions, parliamentary breakfasts and panel discussions, we bring together members of the German Bundestag, ministries and other political decision-makers from Germany and Africa.
With our events, we place current issues relevant to Africa policy in the political arena and provide impulses for German Africa policy. At the same time, we promote the greater involvement of representatives of both the African diplomatic corps and the African diaspora and work to convey a differentiated image of Africa in the political arena and to the German public.
Afrika Info Hub
In our Africa Info Hub we collect information, insights and press articles about the African continent and make them available to all those interested in Africa. All of our archives are individually filterable and searchable.
In our Knowledge Archive you will find information on topics, programmes and treaties relevant to Africa policy as well as selected academic articles.
In our Press Review Archive, you will find a collection of our weekly published press review, in which we compile current articles on political developments on the African continent.
The Institution Database of the Africa Info Portal provides an overview of active institutions in the German-African context. Here you will find information on African think tanks, German research institutions, university departments of African studies as well as business associations and networks active on the African continent.