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Nigerian leader writes for Newsweek on the opportunities of COVID-19 for Africa

In a new opinion article, entitled “Post-Coronavirus, Africa’s Manufacturing Moment”, written for the American news magazine, President Muhammadu Buhari explains how Africa is set to face the reality after the global health crisis, by boosting its manufacturing sector, providing jobs for its teeming population of unemployed youth and addressing the issue of poverty on the continent. Below is the article …

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Coronavirus: How African churches in Germany can protect their members during service

Among the measures ordered by government at the outbreak of the new coronavirus epidemic in Germany was the prohibition of all religious gatherings. Even though the measure has meanwhile been relaxed, the danger of infection in worshipping houses is still present. This is made clear by the recent news of more than 100 persons who became infected with the dangerous …

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AfricanTide devotes Africa Day to impact of COVID-19 on community and continent

AfricanTide Union traditionally holds a conference, usually attended by hundreds of participants, in the western German city of Dortmund to mark the African Union Day. The Day marks the anniversary of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (now African Union) on 25 May 1963. Due to the containment measures in force as a result of the new coronavirus …

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Why Africa cannot go back to ‘business as usual’ when COVID-19 pandemic is over

If there’s one important lesson the #COVID19 pandemic will teach us, it’s that we need to invest in health infrastructure across the world, and particularly in Africa, says Babatunde Omilola, Manager for Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division at the African Development Bank. Like every other pandemic that the world has experienced in the past, coronavirus will eventually come to …

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Nigeria: PDP lashes Pantami, Dabiri-Erewa over NIDCOM office face-off

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday took a swipe at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) under President Muhammadu Buhari. This followed the Twitter altercations between the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami and the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, over office accommodation. The main opposition party said the Council had …

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Why the US opposes Akinwumi Adesina’s re-election as African Development Bank’s president

Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), is at the centre of a brewing storm.  Adesina, a former Nigerian agriculture minister, is due for re-election for a second term of 5 years at the helm of Africa’s leading development finance institution. The AfDB’s mission is to fight poverty and improve living conditions on the continent through promoting …

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Celebrating The African Network of Germany – TANG at 7!

Seven is a special number. It’s said that 7 is the number of completeness and perfection (both physical and spiritual). It is therefore an important occasion when an organisation clocks that figure. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Organisation for African Unity, eighty representatives of African-German organisations, representing the 54 African countries, came together in Berlin on 24-25 May …

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Nigerian Diaspora Commission office saga angers citizens abroad

The news of the eviction of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) from its office in Abuja is causing indignation in the country’s diaspora community. The Chairman/CEO of the Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, announced at the weekend that the government agency charged with linking the country with the millions of its citizens living abroad was currently homeless. She explained that …

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Make racism more visible in Germany – protest organisers call on Black people

The organisers of the first online anti-Black racism demonstration in Germany have called on people of African descent in the country to make their resistance to racism and discrimination more visible. Speaking on Saturday during the digital protest action, tagged ‘Racism in the Era of Coronavirus’ and anchored on YouTube, the moderators said only in making cases of discrimination more …

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