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April, 2020

  • 1 April

    Germany: New laws and regulations from April 2020

    Usually, new laws and regulations take effect at the beginning of every month in Germany. It’s not different for April 2020 despite the corona crisis. In fact, as a result of government’s emergency relief measures against the pandemic, there’re several additional changes, ranging from new regulations protecting tenants against eviction to those governing welfare benefits as well as support grants to …

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March, 2020

  • 31 March

    Nigerian student dies of coronavirus in US after being denied testing

    A 25-year-old graduating Nigerian student identified as Bassey Offiong has died after contracting coronavirus (COVID-19) in the city of Detroit, US. He was expected to graduate with a chemical engineering degree at the Western Michigan University in a few weeks but died Saturday, 28 March, after allegedly having been turned down several times for a coronavirus test in the Kalamazoo …

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  • 31 March

    Coronavirus: Ghanaians in diaspora adopt measures to support their communities and home country

    An emergency global conference call of Ghanaians abroad took place on Saturday, 28 March. Attended by members of the Ghanaian diaspora from Italy, USA, Spain, Germany, France, UK, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Canada and Czech Republic, among others, the meeting discussed the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and how it’s impacting on their communities across the globe and also their home country. …

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  • 30 March

    Teaching Chinua Achebe to German high school students

    School teacher Christine List writes on her experience taking her pupils to the African past in a literature class. The high school students read Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart for the project. List narrates her pupils’ mixed impressions of the literary voyage It had been four weeks since the students have been studying Africa in their geography project. During the …

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  • 30 March

    Charles Mohamed Huber’s life between two worlds

    Ein Niederbayer im Senegal. Mein Leben zwischen zwei Welten (A Lower Bavarian in Senegal. My life between two worlds) is the story of Germany’s first  TV star of African descendant and former member of the federal parliament, from his childhood in a village in Lower Bavaria to national prominence. Charles Mohamed Huber, renowned for having been the first Black actor …

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  • 29 March

    Germany won’t lift coronavirus restrictions before April 20 – Chancellor Merkel’s top aide

    Ministers won’t even consider relaxing the nationwide coronavirus lockdown for at least three weeks, a top German government official has said. Even then, measures could remain in place for some people. Germany is not planning to relax current restrictions on public life before April 20, Helge Braun, the head of the Office of Chancellor (Chancellery), has told a national newspaper. …

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  • 29 March

    Book Review: When an African odyssey ends tragically in Germany

    Beatrice Onyele’s “Chikwe: es bleibt ein Traum” represents a significant contribution to the growing body of work now known as “Migrant Literature”.

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  • 29 March

    Interview with Germany-based Ghanaian chief, Oteng Kuffour Amani Kwarteng II

    The businessman, who is based in Duesseldorf, talks about his title, what it means, the responsibilities it entails for him, among other issues, in an exclusive interview.

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  • 28 March

    European clocks change to Summer Time on Sunday

    In Europe, clocks will be set forward by one hour in the night from 28 March to 29 March.   Sunday, 29 March 2020, 02:00:00 clocks are turned forward 1 hour to Sunday, 29 March 2020, 03:00:00 local daylight time instead. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on 29 March 2020 than the day before. There will …

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  • 28 March

    Germany: Corona Social Protection Measures take effect

    To protect citizens from existential hardship due to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Germany’s Federal Government has put together a package of measures to provide support for the self-employed, workers, families and health workers, among others. A law on the social protection package, passed by both chambers of the federal parliament and signed by the president, enters into …

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