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January, 2020

  • 16 January

    Outpouring of support for Karamba Diaby after shots were fired at MP’s office

    Condemnations trail attack on the office of Karamba Diaby, a Senegal-born member of the Bundestag, in Halle. Germany’s foreign minister called the attack “disgusting and cowardly” The citizens’ office of Karamba Diaby, an SPD member of the Bundestag, in Halle was attacked between Tuesday and Wednesday. Diaby said the windowpanes had five bullet holes. “I condemn this violence. I know …

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  • 15 January

    Russian hacking group attacking banks in sub-Saharan Africa – Kaspersky warns

    “We urge all banks to stay vigilant, as apart from the large sums Silence group also steals sensitive information while monitoring the banks' activity as they video record screen activities. This is a serious privacy abuse that might cost more than money can buy.”

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  • 15 January

    Germany: Recruitment of non-EU nurses must be fair to their countries of origin – Caritas

    A new law (Skilled Worker Immigration Act or Fachkräfteeinwanderungsgesetz) that facilitates the recruitment of skilled workers from non-EU countries will enter into effect on 1 March. Germany is currently suffering from labour shortages in many sectors, including health care. Caritas has however warned that the needs of the countries where nurses would be recruited should be considered in the implementation …

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  • 15 January

    Ghana: Row breaks out over voters’ register ahead of general elections

    Opposition parties slam electoral commission’s plan to compile a new electoral register before the December general elections, reports our correspondent Francis Sackitey from Accra The Electoral Commission of Ghana has come under criticisms from opposition parties, including the main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), for its decision to compile a new electoral register. Coming under the umbrella of …

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  • 14 January

    Global food and agriculture fair opens in Berlin

    The International Green Week opens on Thursday (16 January) in Berlin. The exhibition, which is the world’s biggest fair for food, agriculture and horticulture, will run until 26 January. In a total of 27 exhibition halls at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, about 1,800 national and international exhibitors present typical regional products and services. Among the African countries participating at the …

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  • 14 January

    Germany: How Black people should deal with racial profiling – former police officer

    Black people are often singled out as potential culprits in society which is why they are frequently stopped and searched by the police, followed in the supermarket, asked for their ticket by controllers in public transport or closely observed by security personnel in official premises. Since Black people are subjected to these experiences more frequently than members of other groups, we talk of their racial profiling.

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  • 13 January

    Gambian govt warns former President Jammeh not to return home

    Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh, is seeking to return home but the government say it could not guarantee his safety. Three years after he was forced to leave The Gambia, former President Yahya Jammeh is seeking to return home and his party, the Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction, is backing him. However, the government of President Adama Barrow is …

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  • 13 January

    1,300 reported deaths in the Mediterranean in 2019 – UN

    Nearly 1,300 migrants drowned in the Mediterranean in 2019, the United Nations agency for migration has said in a statement. The 1,282 drownings were 44% down on 2018, it said. The number of deaths since 2014 was now 19,164, International Organization for Migration reported. The Mediterranean in 2019 claimed the lives of nearly 1,300 migrants who were attempting to reach …

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  • 13 January

    Norway to take in 600 migrants moved from Libyan camps to Rwanda

    Norway says it will take 600 asylum-seekers recently evacuated to Rwanda from Libyan detention centres. The Norwegian immigration minister told the media that his country wants to stop the sometimes deadly smuggling of migrants across the Mediterranean Sea. Charlotte Hauswedell/InfoMigrants reports “For me it is important to send a signal that we will not back smuggling routes and cynical backers, …

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  • 12 January

    Germany to deport more Nigerians in 2020 – Government announces

    Germany plans to deport more Nigerians this year, according to a new report by the international broadcaster Deutsche Welle or DW. The government says there’re about 12,000 Nigerians in the country whose asylum applications have been rejected and have been asked to leave the country. Moreover, more than 20,000 cases filed by Nigerians are yet to be concluded. Going by …

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