Germany: Election of the Federal President on Sunday the 12 Feb 2017|Ex FM. Frank-Walter Steinmeier is the nominee of SPD and CDU | Need 631 votes to win on first round

The Procedure The Federal President and the Federal Convention The Federal Convention is the largest parliamentary convention in the Federal Republic of Germany. Its sole function is to elect the Federal President. The Convention usually assembles only every five years in the Reichstag Building, the exception being if the Federal President’s term of office ends…

Tanzania: Regional Conference "ZIWA LETU" (Our Lake) by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung | Climate Change, Pollution etc. in the Victoria

The event took place on 12th and 13th October 2016 in Mwanza involving more than 100 participants from the three neighbouring countries Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. This includes representatives from the Vice President’s Office in Tanzania, the East African Community, Regional Bodies responsible for the Lake, Civil Society Organizations and Local Authorities around Lake Victoria…

Indigenous Peoples Lands Guard 80 Per Cent of World’s Biodiversity — By Baher Kamal on Inter Press News Service News Agencey | 370 million self-identified peoples in some 70 countries

ROME, Feb 9 2017 (IPS) – They are more than 370 million self-identified peoples in some 70 countries around the world. In Latin America alone there are over 400 groups, each with a distinct language and culture, though the biggest concentration is in Asia and the Pacific– with an estimated 70 per cent. And their…

Aga Khan’s Sh7bn project to generate new 5,000 jobs | The Citizen Tanzania

Originally posted on Ismailimail:
February 2, 2017, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is implementing an agro-business project that will create 200 enterprises and generate at least 5,000 jobs in Lindi and Mtwara regions. The AKF senior programme officer for Enterprise and Economic Development, Ms Tahira Nizari, told The Citizen here yesterday…

Germany – Kenya: Minister Müller to present Mashall Plan with Africa at Business Summit in Nairobi, to take place from 9 to 10 Feb. | Will Train 5000 Young people

BERLIN – Federal Minister Gerd Müller will launch a vocational training initiative at the German-African Business Summit in Nairobi. Around 400 delegates from African and German companies and associations, and from the political field will put forward ideas for boosting investment in Africa at the conference taking place in the Kenyan capital. Minister Müller: “Vocational…

“Francis Kéréless is more in African way” — On the Bukiana Faso Architech, the winner of Aga Khan award at Goethe de by Frank Kaltenbach

(About the Author: Frank Kaltenbach is an architect and editor of the international architecture journal “Detail” in Munich. He teaches architecture and the history of design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.) Translation: Edith C. Watts Copyright: Text: Goethe-Institut, Frank Kaltenbach. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution – Share Alike…

Articles and Photos on Aga Khan’s plan to create a new model for Higher Education in Central Asia, The ‘UCA’ on Devex Com by Michael Igoe

University  of Central Asia: Part Three  “The future leaders of Central Asia”—  By Michael Igoe on Devax com Students from the University of Central Asia’s inaugural class during the inauguration ceremony in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan. Photo by: Michael Igoe / Devex EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part three of a Devex series that examines the Aga Khan’s plan…

The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence | So far the Labs “Smart Factory” and the “Smart City” are Successful

Scientists at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence have helped set a revolution in motion with their self-learning computers. © dpa/Michael Bahlo – German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence Hours spent hunting for a parking space? That was yesterday. “Smart Parking”, a MOBILITY concept presented at Germany’s 10th National IT Summit, is designed to…

Irish Times: Medieval Philosophers Don’t Get Much Attention but Avicenna – the Islamic Thinker Who Proved God Exists – Deserves It, Says Prof Adamson — Simerg com

To mark the 1,000th birth anniversary of the most influential of Islam’s philosopher-scientists, UNESCO minted this commemorative medal in 1980. Designed by sculptor-medallist Victor Douek, the obverse depicts a scene showing Avicenna surrounded by his disciples Unthinkable: The Islamic thinker who ‘proved’ God exists Medieval philosophers don’t get much attention these days but Avicenna deserves…

PEW Research Center: World’s Muslim population more widespread than you might think

As of 2010, there were an estimated 1.6 billion Muslims around the world, making Islam the world’s second-largest religious tradition after Christianity. President Donald Trump’s recent executive order temporarily freezing immigration from seven predominantly Islamic countries would affect only about 12% of the world’s Muslims, according to estimates from a 2015 Pew Research Center report…

Process of reconciliation in Mali: The Story on how Germany reconciled nomadic desert tribes of the Tuareg plus Fula of North and Bambara ethnic group of South to sit together and make peace

No-one had expected such an outcome. For three days they sat on mats under canvas tents in Gargando, a small town near the Malian desert city of Timbuktu, talking and talking. Many of those present had long since stopped regarding Mali as their country. After all, the capital Bamako had hardly ever bothered about the…