WORLD

Family launches project to mark 30th anniversary of Mandela’s release from prison

30th Anniversary Of Nelson Mandela’s Release From Prison To Be Marked With The Launch Of Mandela Freedom Project JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 11th, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The House of Mandela is set to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison by launching the Mandela Freedom Project. The Freedom Project is a unifying global initiative to advance …

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US imposes new travel restrictions on Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, two others

President Donald Trump has added Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan and Tanzania as well as Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan to the list of countries to face stringent travel restrictions to the United States, according to an official announcement on Friday. In line with the new policy, immigrant visas, issued to those seeking to live permanently in the United States, will be banned for …

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Why you should avoid drinking Garri in cold water – Medical expert warns

As Lassa fever spreads across Nigeria, a medical doctor has warned against drinking garri in cold water. The Director of Public Health, Enugu State, Dr Boniface Okolo, has cautioned Nigerians against the consumption of garri soaked in cold water to avoid contacting Lassa fever. Okolo, who gave the warning in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday …

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Berlin talks seek way out of Libya impasse

All the parties to the civil war in Libya will gather in the German capital city on Sunday in renewed efforts for peace in the North African country. Convened by Chancellor Angela Merkel, the talks bring together Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, who is the head of the United Nations-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), and Khalifa Haftar, commander of …

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Controversies over drowning of three members of UK-based Nigerian family in Spain

The news of the drowning of three members of a British-Nigerian family holidaying in southern Spain on Christmas eve hit the British press during the festive period. What was initially thought to be an unfortunate accident could also be a case of criminal negligence on the part of the hotel management, according to new reports on the tragic incident. Gabriel …

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Nominations open for UN’s Nelson Mandela Prize 2020

To commemorate Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July) in 2020, the United Nations will  confer an honorary award on two laureates, one female and one male who shall not be selected from the same geographic region of the world. The United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize, which is awarded every five years, honours individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions …

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Germany-based company builds for diaspora Nigerians at home

Millions of Nigerians live and work in the diaspora and they send billions of euros back home annually. In 2018, remittances of Nigerians living abroad amounted to about €20 billion, according to figures released by the Central Bank of Nigeria in March. Most of the funds are sent to friends and relatives for various purposes, with real estate, food, education …

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German university students flagged off to represent Uganda at United Nations confab

A delegation of 19 students from the Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg on Monday (16 December 2019) paid a study trip to the Uganda Embassy in Berlin where they were met by Mr Fred Moses Mukhooli, Counsellor, on behalf of Ambassador Marcel Tibaleka. The students who will be representing the Republic of Uganda at the simulation conference National Model United Nations …

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German evangelist Reinhard Bonnke is dead

Renowned German evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke has died at the age of 79. Principally known throughout Africa where he drew huge crowds over decades of preaching the gospel, Bonnke passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, December 7. The announcement of his demise was published on his Facebook page by his wife Anni Bonnke. The family lives in the …

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Former CNN anchors launch new global forum for women of African descent

Two of Africa’s media powerhouses and both former CNN anchors, Zain Verjee and Isha Sesay, launched their new venture named Rouse last month in Marrakech, Morocco. With the full support and partnership with the Republic of Togo, Verjee (who is Kenyan) and Sesay (from Sierra Leone) put together a gathering at the Jnane Tamsna Boutique Hotel.   Rouse curated group …

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Nigerians to protest in Washington against Buhari’s plan to take new loans

As the government of President Muhammed seeks the approval of the country’s parliament to borrow $30 billion from external creditors, a group of Nigerians will gather at the headquarters of the World Bank on 6 December to protest against the new loans. According to the Global Coalition for Security and Democracy, Nigeria could be economically colonised if the rate of …

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Mauritius Ambassador identifies obstacles to African development at G-PAD Forum

Ambassador of Mauritius to Germany, Prof Kheswar Jankee, has identified factors inhibiting Africa’s development and preventing the continent from realising its huge potential. Speaking at the 2019 Global Partnership for Africa’s Development (G-PAD) Forum, which took place on 22-23 November in the German city of Tubingen, the diplomat and scholar said it’s frustrating talking about African development challenges despite its …

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Merkel challenges African leaders on driving continent’s economic development

German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted African leaders to a meeting in Berlin on Tuesday. The summit, the third within the framework of the G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) initiative, seeks to promote increased private sector investment in Africa. At a meeting at the federal chancellery attended by representatives of the 12 partner countries of the CwA and South Africa, being …

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