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Germany: AfricanTide Union hosts African Unity Conference in Dortmund

The day that commemorates the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (now African Union) in Addis Ababa on 25 May 1963, will be marked this year for the 10th consecutive time in the western German city of Dortmund. The African Unity 2019 conference, taking place on 24-25 May and organised by the non-governmental organization AfricanTide Union e.V., will bring …

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Universal Music signs exclusive agreement with Tiwa Savage, one of Africa’s biggest stars

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, has announced an exclusive global recording agreement with acclaimed Nigerian singer songwriter Tiwa Savage, one of Africa’s biggest stars and an artist whose success spans music, fashion, film and television. Under the agreement, her future music will be released internationally through UMG’s operations in more than 60 countries worldwide. Projects …

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NIDO is for all Nigerians living outside their home country, assures Kenneth Gbandi

A call has gone out to all Nigerians living outside their homeland to regard the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) as their umbrella body. Kenneth Gbandi, chairman of NIDO Europe, made the call at the 2nd Nigerian Global Diaspora Conference, which took place recently in Almere, Netherlands. Addressing the summit, a follow-up to the Nigerian Diaspora Global Development Conference held …

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Leading African Festivals in Germany 2019

The annual summer season of African music and culture in Germany goes into full swing in May. Here are the Top Festivals promising an unforgettable experience in May-July 2019: ———————————————- Black International Cinema Berlin 9-12 May / Berlin, Rathaus Schöneberg Elements of the festival are film presentations, seminars, discussions, artistic performances and the exhibition. The festival gives people the opportunity …

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Germany: Important New Laws and Regulations in 2019

Many new laws and legislative changes, affecting employees, the unemployed, families and retirees, came into force on 1 January 2019. The African Courier takes us through some of the most important changes that we should know. Minimum wage rises The statutory minimum wage (der gesetzliche Mindestlohn) rises from 8.84 euros to 9.19 euros on 1 January 2019. From 2020, employers …

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Germany: How to find work if you are an asylum-seeker, refugee or new immigrant

There are plenty of jobs, training programs and internships in German firms, designed specifically for migrants and refugees. Here is a list of some of the places that you might be able to find work or training compiled by Emma Wallis/InfoMigrants. The German Employment Agency 1) The best place to start if you are looking for a job or training …

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