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Nigerian Diaspora Housing Mortgage Scheme set for Inauguration

A comprehensive Diaspora Housing Mortgage Scheme will soon be inaugurated, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has announced. According to a press release issued by the Commission, Hon (Dr) Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, NiDCOM, made the pledge when she visited the Management and Staff of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) in Abuja recently. The meeting was subsequent to both …

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Germany: 17 MPs with migrant background elected in NRW

Around 9 per cent of the newly-elected MPs in North Rhine-Westphalia have a migration background, investigation by Mediendienst Integration, a service platform for journalists on issues of migration and integration in Germany, has found —— Germany’s most populous federal state, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), elected a new state parliament on 15 May. According to the findings of Mediendienst Integration, 17 of …

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Nigerian Diaspora Worldwide condemns mob killing of Deborah Samuel

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation-Worldwide (NIDO-WW) has condemned the murder of Deborah Samuel, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, over alleged blasphemy. “We condemn in the strongest terms the gruesome murder of Miss Deborah for alleged blasphemy,” Gary Unamadu, the Co-ordinating Chairman of NIDO-WW, said in his official reaction to the incident which took place on 12 …

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Ukraine: African groups hold peace concert in Munich

As the war in Ukraine rages on, many Africans and People of Colour fleeing the country are still stuck at its borders with its neighbours while those lucky to make it to Western Europe are facing different kinds of challenges. To draw attention to the travails of the non-Ukrainian victims of the war in Ukraine, a coalition of African groups …

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Google offers 30,000 scholarships to African developers

Google has announced an additional 30,000 Android and Google Cloud training scholarships for aspiring and professional developers in Africa as part of its programme with Andela and Pluralsight. The programme aims to engage with existing and aspiring developers to help them build the skills they need to get a job in tech after the programme is over. The Google Africa …

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Ghanaian superstar Highlife band tours Germany

The young Highlife supergroup Santrofi from Accra will kick off its European tour in Munich on 25 May. The ‘Deep into Highlife’ tour 2022, which will take band throughout Europe with over 30 dates, builds on its celebrated first Europe tour in 2019. “After months of performing and collaborating with Highlife legends such as AB Crentsil or AK Yeboah, jamming …

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New Series: 12 tips on how to become the best version of you by Sarah Udoh-Grossfurthner

We begin today the serialisation of Vienna, Austria-based writer Sarah Udoh-Grossfurthner’s new book Who are you, if you are not YOU? Over the next 12 weeks, we will publish extracts from the book, her 12 tips on how to become the best version of you. Sarah introduces her book: Sarah Udoh-Grossfurthner, who lives in Vienna, is a writer of thought-provoking …

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Germany: Important information for Africans from Ukraine

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, more than 4 million Ukrainians and people of other nationalities resident in the country have fled to other European countries. According to the German government, more than 400,000 of the displaced are currently in Germany to seek refuge – among these are thousands of Africans. While the legal …

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Germany: New Laws and Regulations in May 2022

A number of new laws, amendments to laws and edicts affecting everyday life enter into effect in May and some will affect you too. Beer is to become more expensive and offers on online platforms such as Amazon and eBay to become more transparent for consumers. More on these and other important changes taking effect from May here: —— Submission …

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Don’t miss these African Festivals in Germany!

After a two-year lull caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the annual season of African music and culture in Germany is slowly getting back on its feet. Here are the Top Festivals you don’t want to miss before summer ends in 2022:———————————- Africa Festival Würzburg 26 – 29 May / Würzburg The International Africa Festival has been holding since 1989 and …

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“We are giving Africans the opportunity to own their nursing care business in Germany”

— EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW — Godfrey Chukwuemeka Evurulobi is the founder and CEO of the Gosab Group of Companies, a Germany-based provider of nursing care service.Evurulobi runs three companies from Cologne – Gosab Personalmanagement und Consulting, Gosab Care GmbH and Gosabflex GmbH, with branches in Bergish Gladbach, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg.In an exclusive interview with The African Courier, Evurulobi, …

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