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Germany: Nigerian embassy announces new price list for consular services

The Nigerian Embassy in Germany has announced new fees for its services in line with a recent Federal Government’s directive. The notice announcing the changes indicates that consular services will henceforth attract administrative charges in addition to regular charges. The notice, which is also published on the embassy’s website, reads: “In furtherance to our notice of 15.12.2020, the general public …

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Majority of Africans ready for COVID-19 vaccine – Survey

A survey conducted by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), has shown that a predominant majority (79% average) of respondents in Africa would take a COVID-19 vaccine if it were deemed safe and effective. Conducted between August and December 2020, the survey interviewed more …

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Application opens for German scholarships for journalists from Africa, others

DW Akademie is accepting applications for its International Media Studies program (IMS) in Bonn, Germany, which will start in September. Students who successfully complete the four-semester program will be awarded a master of arts degree. DW Akademie is part of Deutsche Welle (DW). It is the centre for education and knowledge transfer at Germany’s international broadcaster. Its activities include international …

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London declares ‘state of emergency’ over Corona situation

Due to drastically increasing numbers of infections, London has declared a “state of emergency” or “major incident”. The mayor of the British capital, Sadiq Khan, wrote in a press release that the threat from the virus had reached a critical point. “One in 30 London residents currently has Covid-19. If we don’t respond immediately, our health service is at risk …

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Opinion: Recognising slavery as a crime against humanity by Dr Herzberger-Fofana, MEP

Dr Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Member of the European Parliament, representing Germany on the platform of the Green Party, writes on her efforts to make Europe leave up to its self-professed commitment to upholding the memory of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and work for the mitigation of its present-day negative legacies, such as racism and discrimination —– In June 2020, the European …

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COVID-19: Risks and side effects of vaccination

Vaccines are safe and they save lives. The rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines has people asking questions about their safety. Here is an overview of the reactions and side effects you can expect – Special Report by DW —- Millions of people worldwide are hoping for a vaccination against the coronavirus in the near future. Vaccines have been found safe …

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Congress clears way for Biden’s inauguration, Trump pledges ‘orderly transition’

After the disruption of its joint session on Wednesday, the United States Congress has reconvened and affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Donald Trump at the November 2020 elections. The counting of Vermont’s three electoral votes during the ceremonial counting of the electoral votes, at 8pm ET, put Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris over the 270-threshold …

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Former Nigerian president advises US leaders over peaceful transition

Against the background of the mayhem caused by supporters of President Donald Trump in Washington on Wednesday, former President Goodluck Jonathan has issued a press statement addressed to American leaders. The US capital was engulfed in chaos as Trump supporters breached the hallowed chambers of Congress to stop the ceremonial counting of the electoral votes that will confirm President-elect Joe …

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Essential information about the lockdown extension in Germany

Because of the persistently high coronavirus infection rates in the country, Germany’s state and federal governments resolved on Tuesday to extend the lockdown rules in the country. In addition to the extension of the shutdown, the latest resolution also contains an expansion of the containment measures. Accordingly, the current lockdown regulations, which have been in effect since 16 December and …

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