Interview with the parliamentary State Secretary Norbert Barthle BMZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development), Berlin 

Norbert Barthle

Since the beginning of this current legislative period, we have spoken with two Parliamentary State Secretaries of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ): Mr. Thomas Silberhorn on 13 January 2016 and Mrs. Dr. Maria Flachsbarth on 15 August 2018. However, the Federal Government's policy on Africa is developing so rapidly that we held a third interview on 30 July 2019 with the Parliamentary State Secretary Norbert Barthle on the news of German-African development cooperation.

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Interview with Dr. Maria Flachsbarth, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Berlin 

Dr. Maria Flachsbarth

Prior to the first travel of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria from 29 to 31 August 2018, we had an interview with Parliamentary State Secretary Dr. Maria Flachsbarth at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, BMZ, in Berlin on 15 August 2018.

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Interview with Thomas Dohse, Deputy Director of the interpack

Thomas Dohse

Interpackthe worldwide largest packaging trade fair, will take place in Düsseldorf from the 4th to the 10th May 2017. Before the trade fair begins, we talked to Mr. Thomas Dohse, Deputy Director.

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Interview with Peter Magauer, Speaker of the Management Board, Andritz Hydro, Ravensburg, Germany

Peter Magauer

SenGermany: Mr. Magauer, we are delighted that you will speak on the occasion of the 3rd German-Senegalese Economic Summit on 4 November 2016 in Duisburg. From October 10 to 12, you attended the international conference and trade fair "Hydro 2016" in Montreux (Switzerland), where you spoke - amongst others - with experts from Africa and Senegal. Can you give us more detailed information in that respect?

Peter Magauer:
 Yes, of course. But first of all, I am happy about the invitation to your 3rd German-Senegalese Economic Summit, since Africa has moved in the center of interest for us. We are one of the leading suppliers to hydroelectric power plants, we manufacture turbines and generators along with all accessories. Here, at the Ravensburg location, we manage with our staff the turbine manufacturing as a very important part of production, starting from the project planning through engineering up to finishing and assembly.

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Interview with Bruno Braun, Chairman, Association of German Architects, Düsseldorf

The Baraka Refugee Project in Dakar: unique in the world!

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Refugees from the neighbouring countries of Senegal live in the city of Dakar in a slum area called Baraka. Now, a new urban district shall emerge from this slum. Bruno Braun, Chairman of BDA, the Association of German Architects in Düsseldorf, is involved in this project. On the occasion of the award ceremony and the exhibition of this project, we conducted an interview with him. 

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Interview with Mr. Michael Wehinger, Head of the Department West Africa at the KfW Group, Frankfurt am MainMichael Wehinger


SenGermany: Mr. Wehinger, since when have you been responsible for West Africa at KfW?

Wehinger: I have been responsible for West Africa since early 2015. Previously already, I had numerous points of contact with Africa within the scope of my professional activity in the business segment 'KfW development bank' extending over more than twenty years now.

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