TimeLine Layout

October, 2019

  • 10 October

    Karamba Diaby talks about his unusual road to German parliament

    The only MP of African origin was reelected in 2019 to represent the eastern city of Halle in the Bundestag.

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  • 10 October

    Nigerians in Germany, friends bid solemn farewell to Dr Daniel Kutchin

    Members of the Nigerian community, associates and friends gathered on 2 October, at the main cemetery in the German city of Mönchengladbach, to bid the final farewell to Dr Daniel Yakubu Kutchin. The Nigerian scholar, IT expert and development activist died on 7 August at the age of 57.   A brief Christian funeral service preceded the interment of the …

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  • 8 October

    London’s Little Lagos: A look at Nigerian life in the British capital — Special Report

    Most often, media reports on immigrant communities in Europe focus on problems of residency status, accommodation, integration, poverty and crime. And the “newness” of it all. Little Lagos, however, is an established community with an impressive track record of achievement among its inhabitants. Nigerian school children in London perform well in academic exams and the British Nigerians boast a wide selection of business, sport, education and artistic successes, including Shirley Bassey, Sade and Ben Okri.

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  • 8 October

    Nigerian Diaspora Investment Summit 2019 holds in Abuja

    Convened by Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) in collaboration with Nigeria Diaspora and Alumni Network (NIDAN), the Summit is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nigeria Investment Promotion Council, Nigeria Export Promotion Council, and Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission.

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  • 8 October

    How to book a cheap flight to Africa, by award-winning travel agent

    Reiseservice Sacco regularly offers its African customers flight tickets at best prices to more than 20 destinations from Senegal to Angola. “I’m personally in contact with the different airlines several times every week, in order to get special prices for the Ethnic Tickets. It’s time consuming and demands negotiating skills, but it pays off for our customers enormously,” says Sandro …

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  • 8 October

    Ethiopia welcomes first dedicated TV platform: Ethiosat

    For years, Ethiopian TV viewers have had to navigate through a plethora of multinational content in a variety of foreign languages in order to locate their favourite channels. That changes on 3 October with the launch of Ethiosat – the first-ever dedicated Ethiopian TV platform to host Ethiopia’s most popular local channels. This has been made possible by agreements between …

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  • 8 October

    Nigeria: Russia gives conditions for Ajaokuta Steel Complex to thrive

    The on-the-spot assessment, which involved a facility tour, was carried out by experts from MetProm Group, a Russian company which had offered to rehabilitate the steel complex and run it.

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  • 8 October

    More foreign-born teachers working in Germany

    There are more teachers from abroad working in German schools than ever before. The last decade has seen an increase of 61% in the number of foreign teachers. More teachers in Germany have non-German passports than ever before, according to figures from the German Statistics Office Destatis published on 2 October. Despite the increase, the percentage remains relatively modest; only …

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  • 8 October

    More than 1,000 migrants dead in the Mediterranean so far in 2019

    More than 1,000 migrants and refugees have died in the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean since the beginning of the year, according to the UN. This will be the sixth year in a row with more than 1,000 deaths in the Mediterranean in a year, said the UN International Organization for Migration on Tuesday in Geneva. Since 2014, at least …

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  • 8 October

    Dangote unveils Waste-to-Wealth, recycling initiatives in Nigeria

    As part of activities marking the 2019 Global Sustainability Week, employees of the pan-African conglomerate, the Dangote Industries Limited (https://Dangote.com/) flagged off an environment initiative tagged “Waste to Wealth initiative”, focused on managing waste disposal while generating income and giving back to communities wherein it operates. The Company marked the Sustainability Week with the theme: “Our Community, Our Passion” with …

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