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List of Phone numbers you should know in case of an emergency in Germany

Here is a list of useful emergency telephone numbers (Notrufnummern) in Germany from the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (Bundesamtes für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe, BBK): First aid emergency and fire brigade: 112 Calls to 112 are free of charge and can be made from a landline, pay phone or mobile phone. Dialling the number will direct you …

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Meet the Ghanaian driving digital literacy in one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies

    Getting Africa’s large and growing youth population ready for active roles in the global digital economy is no small task. But as one innovative social enterprise in Ghana has shown, when public and private sector partners collaborate to solve key societal problems, there is virtually no limit to what can be achieved.    “Our continent is a wealth …

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Nigerian art work bought for $1.4m in London

  A painting by the artist considered to be the father of Nigerian modernism has been bought for $1.4 million (£1.1million) at an auction in London after the owners googled the artist’s signature, BBC reported on Wednesday. Ben Enwonwu’s “Christine”, painted in 1971 in Lagos, had been in the home of the family of the owner of the painter since …

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Ugandan becomes first Black woman to visit all countries in the world

Uganda’s Jessica Nabongo has become the first Black woman to have visited all 195 countries in the world. The 34-year-old US resident proudly announced on her Instagram account Catch Me If You Can from the island nation of Seychelles that she had made the unique mark of having toured all the nations in the world. Nabongo, whose Ugandan parents migrated …

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Uber launches boat service in Nigeria’s megacity Lagos

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday kicked off UberBOAT – the pilot phase of Uber’s boat service in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos. The launch took place at the Lagos State Waterways Authority complex’s Five Cowries Jetty in Falomo. Speaking during a media parley, the governor said his government was committed to building infrastructure that supports multi-modal transportation, which includes water transport. …

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Opinion: Nobel Peace Prize for Abiy Ahmed a misguided decision

The Ethiopian Prime Minister, who was awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, is surely a reformer, but he predominantly garners recognition beyond his country’s borders. Despite the Nobel committee’s well-meaning intentions, it’s the wrong choice, argues German journalist and head of Deutsche Welle’s Amharic desk, Ludger Schadomsky. Despite a number of somewhat questionable recipients — such as former US …

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Nigeria: President suspends foreign travels for ministers, other top officials

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has issued a directive temporarily barring all members of the cabinet and heads of government agencies from travelling abroad. The new directive was announced Friday evening by Willie Bassey, the director of information in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. “Sequel to the presentation of the 2020 Appropriation Bill by Mr …

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19,000 migrant deaths in Mediterranean in six years

The Mediterranean crossing continues to be the deadliest migrant route worldwide: 19,000 migrants have been reported dead or missing since October 3, 2013. So far this year, the crossing has claimed over 1,000 victims. Approximately 19,000 migrants have been reported dead or missing in the Mediterranean Sea since October 3, 2013, when over 360 people died in a shipwreck off the …

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