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Opinion: Combating the rise of Anti-Semitism, Anti-Muslim Sentiment and Anti-Black Racism in Europe

Dr Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), condemns discrimination on the basis of religious beliefs as well as anti-Black racism, and calls for decisive action against all forms of hatred. She makes a recommendation on how to tackle Afrophobia more effectively at the European level ——- Discrimination on the basis of religious beliefs has no place in our …

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Nigerian Diaspora Direct Investment Summit holds in London

ANNOUNCEMENT Nigerian Diaspora Direct Investment Summit and 2nd African Diaspora Direct Investment Summit in London as a VIP Guest. For over ten years, we have consistently mobilised investments into Nigeria and Africa, and we are determined to attract new investments into Nigeria and Africa in general during this summit due to the economic and other issues in Africa and have …

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Problems with passport issuance in Germany

There are currently delays in the issuance of passports throughout Germany, according to the German press agency dpa. A spokesperson for the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) was quoted as saying that the Bundesdruckerei, the government printers that produce passports and ID cards, was unable to print all document orders within the usual production time due to exceptionally high …

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The 10 most popular European cities on TikTok

New data has revealed the most ‘TikTokable’ European cities, with Berlin and Hamburg making the top ten.  Using data sourced from Statista, marketing experts at Upbeat Agency analysed the number of views each European city had received on TikTok.  Barcelona is the most popular European city on TikTok, with 106.1 billion views. The cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s most popular tourist …

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YANA supports new African immigrants in Berlin

A project to support recent migrants from Africa in Berlin, including refugees and asylum-seekers as well as those displaced by the war in Ukraine, relaunches on 15 May. Implemented by German-African Initiative for Development and Integration gUG, a non-profit social organisation, YANA Berlin II (YANA for You are not alone in Berlin) assists the African migrants by providing them important …

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Former Nigerian ambassador to Germany gives account of his stewardship

The book Confidence in Diplomacy – Defending Nigeria at Home and Abroad is an account of the author’s nearly 30 years of service in Nigerian diplomacy. It’s a journey that began in 1982 when Alhaji Abdul Rimdap joined the foreign affairs ministry and ended in 2010 when he retired while serving the country as ambassador to Germany. His distinguished international …

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European Parliament calls on Gambia not to legalise female genital mutilation

There is an ongoing legislative process to legalise female genital mutilation in The Gambia. Dr Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana*, member of the European Parliament, writes on the position of the European MPs on the controversial move as well as on the concerns of African organisations in Germany should the harmful practice be legalised in The Gambia The practice of female genital mutilation …

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Foreign students in Germany criticise immigration authorities

Immigration authorities are working against the spirit of the law on skilled labour immigration, according to the association for foreign students in Germany. Many international students feel “downright fear and despair” when going to the authorities, the body said, suggesting how the situation could be improved The Federal Association of Foreign Students (Bundesverband ausländischer Studierender or BAS) has sharply criticised …

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Germany: New Laws and Regulations in May 2024

Almost every new month of the year brings new laws and regulations that affect various areas of everyday life. In May 2024, people living in Germany can once again expect important changes: higher minimum wages in elderly care, flights from Germany will become more expensive, new field added on identity cards etc. Here’s an overview of these and other new …

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Don’t miss these African Festivals in Germany this year!

The annual summer season of African music and culture, featuring live concerts and parading the crème de la crème of artistes from the continent and the Diaspora, in Germany enters into full swing in May. From May to November, African festivals take place across Germany. From the southwestern city of Emmendingen (near Freiburg) to the federal capital and cultural metropolis …

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