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German officials re-open investigations into Oury Jalloh’s death

Investigators in Germany have reenacted the death of Oury Jalloh, a Sierra Leonean who police claim set himself alight in a cell while his hands were shackled. Campaigners are convinced he was murdered.After eleven years of campaigning, fund-raising, and at least three independent fire tests, state prosecutors in Dessau, eastern Germany have re-staged the death of Oury Jalloh, a Sierra …

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Germany’s anti-terror measures to abolish dual-citizenship

Germany’s interior minister has called for new anti-terror measures. Media report that some of Thomas de Maiziere’s plans could take effect without the approval of the lower house of parliament.German newspapers report that Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere intends to present new measures that he says will and could take effect without the approval of the Bundestag, the lower house …

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Malik Obama speaks of his ‘Frustration’ with President Barack Obama, his half Brother, for not helping him and the family in Kenya

Malik, US President Barack Obama’s half-brother, is a bitter man; so bitter and sad at his brother because he has done so little or nothing to help the family back in Kenya since becoming leader of the most powerful nation in the world.His anger is also directed at the US Democrats, and believes that is their way of doing things …

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Bill Gates says world must support Africa’s young to seize their potential and thrive

Africa’s future rests in the hands of its youth – and every effort must be made to ensure they thrive, philanthropist and entrepreneur Bill Gates said in South Africa on Sunday, 17 July.Delivering the 2016 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the University of Pretoria (Mamelodi campus), Gates said he was optimistic about the future of the continent – because of …

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Germany officially refers to Herero massacre as genocide

Berlin has officially referred to colonial-era crimes committed by German troops in today’s Namibia as genocide. The government has been criticized, however, for holding talks with Namibia without survivors’ descendants.For decades, Germany’s parliament and governments tried their level best to avoid this dark chapter of German colonial history. Daily newspaper “Frankfurter Rundschau,” reported on 12 June, however, that for the …

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South Sudan fighting could ‘escalate into full-scale war’, says former UN diplomat

Clashes have resumed in South Sudan’s capital Juba between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and ex-rebel leader Riek Machar. Former UN diplomat Peter Schumann tells DW the fighting may escalate into a full-scale war.South Sudan’s presidency on Friday put the death toll from the clashes at 270, although it is thought to be much higher by now. The country’s …

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Germany launches African youth exchange

A new youth exchange scheme known as the German African Youth Initiative (Deutsch-Afrikanische Jugendinitiative – DAJ) was launched in Bonn on 1 July by German Development Minister Gerd Müller and the Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology at the African Union (AU) Martial De-Paul Ikounga. Dirke Köpp, head of DW’s French for Africa service, spoke to the minister about …

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Germany helps Ghana fight consequences of e-waste

The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia has strengthened its partnership with Ghana. A recently signed new agreement proposes to implement several projects in the areas of health, environment and tourism. To that end, the state’s minister for German and European Affairs, Franz-Josef Lersch-Mense, led a delegation on an official visit to Ghana from May 18 to 21. German’s most populous …

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Africa spends 35 billion US dollars in importing food

Despite Africa having 65 per cent of the unused arable land in the world, the continent cannot feed itself. According to the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, Africa imports food worth US$35 billion annually, when the continent should have been a next exporter of food.Dr Adesina, who was speaking at the 7th Africa Agriculture Science Week …

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What Stephen Keshi will most importantly be remembered for in Africa

How former Nigeria’s national trainer, who suddenly died on 8 June, defeated prejudice against African coaches in AfricaTragedy struck African football in the early hours of 8 June when Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, former coach of Nigeria’s national team, the Super Eagles, suddenly died at 54 in Benin City. The former international football player and coach had lost his wife of …

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Germany to step up economic relations with Mozambique

Germany and Mozambique aim to uphold their political dialogue and step up economic relations, said Chancellor Angela Merkel following a meeting with President Filipe Nyusi in Berlin on 21 April. Germany, she added, would like to help secure peace in Mozambique. Chancellor Merkel praised the traditionally good and cordial relations between Germany and Mozambique. Today, more than 3,500 people from Mozambique …

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Angela Merkel: Kenya is a strategic partner country

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta discussed Kenya’s economic development and bilateral co-operation at a meeting during the African leader’s visit to Berlin in April.  Germany can be a good partner for Kenya in the fields of infrastructure development, training and energy supply, Dr Merkel said, welcoming the commitment of President Kenyatta to increased economic relations between both …

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German Minister Müller visits East Africa

German Minister for Development and International Cooperation, Dr Gerd Müller, began a five-day tour of the East African countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti on 29 March. With this trip, the German government wants to raise global awareness about the crises in the region. The most notable stop on the minister’s tour is the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, the …

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