TimeLine Layout

September, 2019

  • 25 September

    Key EU countries agree on redistributing migrants rescued at sea

    Italy and Malta, along with Greece and Spain, have been the main destinations for migrants seeking a new life in Europe owing to their location on the Mediterranean. The current "Dublin regulation" governing who takes in such migrants is seen by many as placing an unfair burden on those countries.

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  • 25 September

    Increase in irregular migrants entering Germany by air

    The German Federal Police defines irregular immigration as any illegitimate entry into the country, including instances involving forged documents

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  • 24 September

    BREAKING: Keyamo removed as Niger Delta minister, redeployed to labour

    The Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Festus Keyamo, has been redeployed to the Ministry of Labour and Employment. He is to swap positions with Minister of State of Labour Tayo Alasoadura who moves to the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs. This was disclosed in a statement from the Director of Information at the Office of Secretary to the …

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  • 24 September

    UN appoints Dangote, Adesina, others to combat global malnutrition

    Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, and Akinwunmi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank, have been appointed by the United Nations. They are among the 27 global leaders appointed by the UN to combat global malnutrition. António Guterres, the secertary-general of the United Nations, made the appointment as part of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. The statement said …

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  • 24 September

    BREAKING! Court frees Omoyele Sowore, Nigerian activist

    The judge noted that an application the DSS filed to renew the detention order was struck out. He held that there was nothing before the court to warrant Sowore’s continued stay in detention after the application having been struck out.

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  • 24 September

    Interview: Celebrated publisher Bibi Bakare-Yusuf discusses African literature

    Bibi Bakare-Yusuf is co-founder and publishing director of one of Africa’s leading publishing houses, Cassava Republic Press, and the co-founder of Tapestry Consulting, a boutique research and training company focused on gender, sexuality and transformational issues in Nigeria.  She has worked as a gender and research consultant in the public, private and development sectors for the BBC, UniFem, ActionAid, eShekels, …

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  • 24 September

    Ground-breaking Mozambican feature film shows in Germany, Austria

    The independent Mozambican feature film REDEMPTION (original title, in Portuguese: RESGATE) premiers in Germany during the 2019 edition of FilmFest Hamburg, from September 26 to October 5. The film will be shown twice: on October 2 at 9:15pm (CinemaxX 2) and October 4 at 9pm (Metropolis). The director, Mickey Fonseca, will participate in both events. By the Mozambican production house …

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  • 24 September

    Radical Ghanaian politician speaks on S/Africa’s xenophobic attacks and way forward for Africa

    The leader of Ghana’s left-wing political movement, Economic Freedom Fighters, has made a case for a united continent, stressing it is the only way Africans can achieve true economic development. Ernesto Kofi Yeboah observed that while Africans are fighting among themselves, its wealth is being carted away by Western powers. He spoke at the 1st West Africa Peace Dialogue on …

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  • 24 September

    Mastercard Foundation to empower 3 million youth in Senegal

    Learning from its work in 34 countries on the continent over the past decade, the Foundation is now deepening its engagement in 10 African countries.

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  • 23 September

    Here are the winners of FIFA Awards 2019!

    This year’s The Best FIFA Football Awards™ ceremony took centre stage at Milan’s historic Teatro alla Scala on Monday’s evening and crowned two household names as the players of the season: Megan Rapinoe and Lionel Messi. The Argentina and FC Barcelona star was recognised by FIFA as the Player of the Year for the sixth time in his career − …

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