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Dual Citizenship granted to most Naturalized Germans

An increasing number of naturalized Germans are no longer required to renounce their original citizenship before receiving a German passport. Exceptions for EU citizens and refugees have led to more naturalized Germans holding two passports in recent years. Some nations prohibit or make it difficult for nationals to give up citizenship when becoming German. Chase Winter reports.    An increasing number …

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How to benefit from MoneyGram sponsorship in Germany

MoneyGram constantly strives to make money transfers to Africa as affordable, fast, secure and easy as possible. Not only does the world’s second largest provider of money transfers offer its customers a great service, but MoneyGram also supports the African community in Germany by sponsoring events like  the recent African Village Festival in Frankfurt. Furthermore, MoneyGram’s interest in interacting with …

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Make a short video and win a flight ticket to your home country!

The international money transfer operator MoneyGram is calling on Africans in Germany to introduce themselves in a short video and stand a chance to win a return flight ticket to their home country. The contest, #thatsmyway video competition, seeks to show Africans, in their diversity, as an active part of an increasingly multicultural society. How to participate Pull out your …

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Majority of Germans consider racism a big problem, poll finds

More than half of Germans surveyed in a monthly poll classify racism as a major social ill. At the same time, those polled say social issues are more important than asylum and refugee matters. Jefferson Chase (Berlin) reports.  German society is still struggling with racism. That’s one of the major conclusions from the Infratest-Dimap “Germany Trend” poll for August, which was …

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German Turks feel more strongly connected to their country of origin, says study

A study has found most Turkish Germans feel at home in Germany but maintain a strong connection with Turkey. It comes as Mesut Özil’s decision to quit the national football team sparks an integration debate in Germany. A study from the Centre for Turkish Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany has found that most of the 3 million …

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Germany: Massive protest against CSU’s anti-migration stance in Munich

Despite unrelenting rain, around 20,000 people demonstrated in Munich on Sunday to protest the hardline immigration stance of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies CSU, three months before they face a tough election in the state. Demonstrators said they marched against a “politics of fear” of state premier, Markus Soeder, and CSU leader and federal interior minister, Horst Seehofer, whose …

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Nigerians storm ICC in protest against President Buhari’s visit

Hundreds of Nigerians resident in The Netherlands and their supporters will hold a peaceful demonstration at the International criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague, venue of one of President Buhari’s events while in The Netherlands. The Nigerian leader is currently on a 3-day visit to the country. A release from the organizers direct all Nigerians to assemble at Oude Waalsdorpweg …

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Germany to recruit more elderly care workers abroad

As Germany’s elderly population continues to grow, its under-staffed old age care system is struggling to keep up. Recruiting foreign care workers will be Germany’s “nearest option” to fix understaffing at homes for the elderly, according to Health Minister Jens Spahn. A patients’ advocacy group says standards must not be lowered. Spahn sought to implement a key promise of Chancellor …

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Nigerians head to London for Diaspora Global Conference 2018

Nigerians in the Diaspora will converge on the British capital on 26-28 July to mark this year’s Diaspora Day, the first time the annual event will be held outside Nigeria. According to Hon. Kenneth Gbandi, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Europe (NIDOE), many important personalities from the worlds of politics, business and academia in Nigeria have confirmed their attendance at …

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Germany: Far-right AfD overtakes SPD in opinion poll for first time

Alternative for Germany (German: Alternative für Deutschland, AfD), a right-wing to far-right political party in Germany, has overtaken the Social Democratic Party (SPD), according to an opinion poll conducted by INSA. The survey of potential voters published by the mass circulating tabloid Bild on Monday gave the centre-left Social Democrats 17 per cent of the vote, with the AfD taking …

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Registration of Nigerians in Europe for National Identification Number Takes Off

In pursuant of its strategic objectives and core values, Nigerians in Diaspora Organization Europe (NIDOE) has finalized arrangements to commence the pre-enrolment of Nigerians in Europe in the National Identity Database. The pre-enrolment is to ensure that all Diaspora Nigerians are well documented in the National Identity Management System (NIMS) of the Federal Government of Nigeria. The National Identity Management …

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Registration opens for MoneyGram’s sponsorship award for Africans in Germany

Following last year’s successful debut of “afrika! Community Award”, application for the sponsorship scheme for Africans in Germany has opened. The Award was introduced in 2017 by MoneyGram, the global money-transfer company, to support the work of socially-engaged organizations in the African community. There are more than 700 African clubs and associations which support projects in Africa or promote integration …

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Germany: Merkel’s government in danger as interior minister offers to resign

Despite having clinched a deal at an EU summit last week to keep asylum seekers registered elsewhere from travelling into Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing a renewed showdown over migration from her Bavarian allies that could unravel the grand coalition government in Berlin. CSU leader and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said he would rather resign from both of his …

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EU reaches migration deal after marathon talks, differences remain

European leaders reached a deal on migration on Friday after tense and lengthy talks, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel conceded differences remained. Under the agreement, reached after nine hours of often stormy talks, EU leaders agreed to share out refugees arriving in the bloc on a voluntary basis and create “controlled centres” inside the European Union to process asylum requests. …

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Europe-wide Ghanaian diaspora group holds historic meeting in Germany

A new organisation of Ghanaians living in Europe gathered recently in the western German city of Dortmund to officially launch the body, whose professed aim is to drive the development of their homeland. The General Assembly of the Ghanaians in the Diaspora (Ghaspora), a new organisation bringing together Ghanaians in Europe, has held its first official meeting in Dortmund, Germany. …

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German man suspected of killing 21 co-workers by poisoning their food

German authorities launched a probe into a string of deaths after an employee was caught trying to poison a co-worker’s lunch. Police found mercury, lead and cadmium in the man’s home. German authorities have launched a probe into a string of deaths at a metal fittings company after an employee was caught trying to poison a co-worker’s lunch. Police found …

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Summit: EU leaders seek ways to halt migrants amid political turmoil

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel warns migration crisis ‘could determine the fate of the European Union’ European Union leaders gathered on Thursday to examine new ways to stop migrants entering Europe, desperate to ensure that their differences over managing the flows do not tear the 28-nation bloc apart. The number of people arriving in Europe seeking sanctuary or better lives has …

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Nearly half of Germans want Merkel to step down as chancellor, poll shows

A new poll shows that some nearly half of Germans believe that Chancellor Angela Merkel should step down. It comes amid fears that her rift with Bavaria over her ‘open-door’ migrant policy may plunge the coalition into crisis. A YouGov poll, which was conducted ahead of Sunday’s emergency EU meeting called by Merkel in an attempt to persuade other European …

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