TimeLine Layout

July, 2019

  • 22 July

    Nigerians celebrate their culture with style in Berlin and Munich

    A celebration of Nigerian cultural wealth was held in two of Germany’s biggest cities last Saturday (22 July). In Berlin, Nigeria’s ambassador to Germany, HE Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, hosted German officials, members of the diplomatic corps and other guests at the 1st Annual Nigerian Cultural Day. The event featured speeches, an art exhibition, a fashion show, a literary fair and …

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  • 22 July

    Corruption getting worse in Africa – new global report  

    According to a newly-published survey by Transparency International, most Africans think corruption is getting worse in their countries. The Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) – Africa, released by the Berlin-based anti-corruption organisation, reveals that 53 per cent of citizens surveyed in 35 African countries think corruption is getting worse while 23 per cent say the problem is getting better. More than …

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  • 20 July

    African festivals not to miss before summer ends!

    The annual season of African music and culture in Germany is in full swing. Here are the Top Festivals you don’t want to miss before summer ends: ———————————————- Africa Expo & Festival Tübingen 29 July – 4 August / Tubingen With well-known bands like Mokoomba, Black Prophet with Vitamin X-band as well as the Queen of Afro Groove, Manou Gallo …

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  • 20 July

    Sea-Watch captain hopes for better EU rules on rescued migrants, but analysts doubt

    Sea-Watch rescue ship’s captain, Carola Rackete, has expressed the hope that the new EU commission would work to let boat-rescued migrants enter Europe. Rackete, who is under investigation in Italy for docking her boat in the Italian port of Lampedusa without permission in early July, said: “I sincerely hope that the European Commission now, after the new election of the …

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  • 20 July

    Outstanding African projects win awards in Berlin

    Many organisations and individuals working on African issues presented their work to the public at the Fair for Bridge Builders (Messe der Brückenbauer), part of the activities celebrating the Kenako Afrika-Festival in Berlin (3-14 July). The fair is a platform for committed people from Germany and the African diaspora to exhibit their projects for the development of Africa and present …

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  • 17 July

    European commission gets first-ever woman president

    Germany’s defence minister, Dr Ursula von der Leyen, secured a narrow majority win in the European Parliament on Tuesday to replace incumbent Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission. She received 383 out of 747 possible votes, just nine more than the minimum for her election. Ms von der Leyen will be the first German to lead the EU …

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  • 17 July

     Football Adventure in Egypt, German journalist reports from AFCON2019

    German football enthusiast Maximilian Lütgens, reporting exclusively for The African Courier, writes on his trip to Egypt to watch this year’s Africa Cup of Nations, revealing not only the actions in the stadiums but also the thrill outside of them at the continental football fiesta. Enjoy! From 25 June to 2 July, I travelled to Egypt for a week of …

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  • 15 July

    Nigerian Diaspora Italy elects new executive committee

    The Italian chapter of the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) has elected a new executive committee. The event, part of the annual general meeting of the body, took place on Saturday (13 July) in the city of Perugia. Dr Lawrence Akuwudike Ibekwe was re-elected Chairman for a new two-year term, a sort of approval seal for its leadership of the …

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  • 15 July

    Half of Germans view Islam as a threat, says new study

    Around 50 percent of Germans are wary of Islam, a new study by Bertelsmann Foundation has found. In a study on religious diversity conducted by the highly influential NGO, one-third of the respondents see Islam as “enriching” German society. At the same time, half of participants said they view it as a “threat.” The pollsters blame the media for this …

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  • 15 July

    Number of foreigners in Germany exceeds 10 million for the first time

    According to the Federal Statistical Office, the population of Germany rose slightly by 227,000 in 2018. At the end of last year, 83 million people lived in Germany 10.1 million of who were foreigners, that is, inhabitants without German passport, the new report revealed. The proportion of foreigners in the total population increased from 11.7 percent to 12.2 percent in …

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