TimeLine Layout

March, 2017

  • 9 March

    Why South Korea has made more progress than Ghana in 60 years

    It is a common practice of Western journalists to compare the economic situation of Ghana today with that of South Korea to illustrate how backward Africa still is in comparison with the other parts of the world. The basis for comparing the two countries is the similar size of their economies at the time Ghana gained independence in 1957. Our …

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  • 8 March

    South African advocate for Apartheid victims wins German award

    This year’s Anne Klein Women’s Award from Germany’s Heinrich Böll Foundation goes to South African Nomarussia Bonase, who fights for Apartheid victims still waiting for compensation. DW journalist Thuso Khumalo has met her. Nomarussia Bonase, aged 50, celebrated winning the Anne Klein Women’s Award by singing and dancing with her family and supporters, both young and old, on the street …

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  • 8 March

    No excuse for poverty in Ghana after 60 years of independence, says President Akufo-Addo

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that Ghana no longer has an excuse to remain an underdeveloped country after 60 years of independence from colonial rule. In a nine-page independence anniversary speech delivered in Accra on Monday, he pointed out that after successfully fighting off colonial rule in order to take charge of its own destiny, “we have run out …

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  • 7 March

    Félicité wins top award at Africa’s top film festival

    Félicité, a story about a nightclub singer in Kinshasa who has to desperately find funds to pay for her son’s treatment after a road accident, won the top prize at Africa’s top film festival at the weekend. The film won the Étalon de Yennenga (Golden Yennenga Stallion) award at the 25th edition of the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of …

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  • 7 March

    African bankers scrutinize German minister’s ‘Marshall Plan with Africa’

      German Development Minister Gerd Müller has been canvassing support for his ‘Marshall Plan with Africa’ at the African Development Bank in Ivorian capital city of Abidjan. Some bankers thought his discussion paper lacked detail, reports Adrian Kriesch. In the modern premises of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in the Ivorian commercial hub of Abidjan, around twenty board members are …

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  • 7 March

    Nigeria advises citizens to avoid US trips as Trump issues new travel order

    Nigeria is advising its citizens against all but essential travel to the United States because of the lack of clarity on new immigration rules, the government said on Monday (6 March). A special adviser to the president on foreign affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said in a statement that Nigerians “without any compelling or essential reasons” should consider delaying. “In the last …

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  • 7 March

    EU sets up new military unit for African missions

    EU states agreed to set up a new HQ for military training missions on Monday (6 March) in what some see as the nucleus of a future European army. The HQ is to start work in April and to take charge of three existing EU training missions – in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Mali, and in Somalia – …

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  • 6 March

    My view of how Africans are treated in Germany, by Bob Hooda

      The United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent undertook its first official visit to Germany from 20 to 27 February to study the human rights situation of Black people in the country. The human rights investigators met members of the Black community in five cities across Germany.Bob Hooda, an engineer originally from Tanzania who was …

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  • 6 March

    Late Congo opposition leader’s son named as successor

    Democratic Republic of Congo’s main opposition coalition has named the son of its late leader Etienne Tshisekedi to succeed him, but some within the opposition rejected the choice. Felix Tshisekedi was chosen to lead the alliance of some of the country’s largest opposition parties, which was thrown into crisis by the death of his father in Brussels last month, aged …

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  • 6 March

    Ghanaians in Germany celebrate 60th Independence Day anniversary

    More than 40.000 people with Ghanaian heritage live in Germany, which makes them the biggest African community in the country from south of the Sahara. Half of them still have Ghanaian citizenship.

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