top of page

German president calls for cooperation with Africa

German President Joachim Gauck has said that Africa and Europe must work together to tackle terrorism and the cause of refugee flows. Addressing the West African regional bloc ECOWAS in Abuja, Nigeria, he said fleeing and displacement have become a challenge to both continents. Germany, he said, wanted to remain "an open country" for refugees "but must also recognize that our capacity is limited." Around 1.1 million asylum-seekers arrived in Germany in 2015, seeking safety from war and oppression in countries such as Syria.

25 Jahre Deutsche Einheit

bottom of page