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May, 2017

  • 23 May

    Terror in Manchester; 22 killed in attack

    Police say at least 22 people have been killed in a reported blast at a concert venue in Manchester, UK, in what is being treated as a suspected terrorist incident. Around 60 others were injured in the explosion at the Manchester Arena in northern England on Monday night. Panic and chaos followed as thousands of mainly teenage concert goers tried to …

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  • 23 May

    Deutsche Welle demands immediate release of its reporter held in DRC

    German international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle (DW), has demanded the immediate release of its reporter who is being held by the authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). According to DW, Antediteste Niragira, was arrested by operatives of the Congolese intelligence service (ANR) while he was reporting on Burundian refugees in the DRC. The reporter is currently being held in …

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  • 23 May

    Gambian court seizes former ruler Jammeh’s assets, accuses him of $50m theft

    The Gambia’s former president has been accused of stealing “at least” 50 million US dollars from the state before he left the country in January, the justice minister has announced. A court has now ordered his remaining assets in The Gambia to be frozen. A court in the Gambian capital Banjul Monday ordered a temporary freeze of properties belonging to …

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  • 22 May

    EU set for free roaming by mobile users from June

    Mobile users travelling to other countries in the EU will be able to call, text or surf the net without paying any extra charges from June 2017. As from 15 June 2017, mobile phone users in the 28 European Union member countries will be able to call, text and download data in another EU country for the same price they …

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  • 22 May

    “Don’t bribe anybody!” Germany’s refugee agency warns asylum-seekers  

    Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge or BAMF) has issued a warning to asylum-seekers in the country to beware of dupers who may call them to demand money for a favourable result on their asylum request or to prevent their deportation. “The Federal Office has been informed that persons are being threatened again by …

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  • 22 May

    EU should deal with Brexit headache and leave Burundi alone, say Presidents of Tanzania and Uganda

    EU should deal with its Brexit headache and leave Burundi to sort out its internal problems, the presidents of Tanzania and Uganda have said. It’s the view of the statesmen that the sanctions are compounding the efforts of regional leaders to resolve the crisis. Tanzania’s John Magufuli and Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni made the call on Saturday in the Tanzanian capital, …

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  • 22 May

    Aubameyang clinches top-scorer award in German Bundesliga, becomes 2nd African to win it

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of German first division side Borussia Dortmund has won the “kicker Cannon” after scoring his 30th and 31st goals of the season against Bremen on Saturday. The 27-year-old Gabon forward is the fifth Borussian player to win the award for the top goal scorer of the Bundesliga. And he becomes the second African to clinch the prestigeous title after …

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  • 20 May

    Germany tightens asylum law; the key new regulations

    The German parliament has passed legislation to tighten the country’s asylum laws, making it easier to deport failed asylum-seekers and monitor those deemed dangerous to public security in a move that has been slammed by opposition parties and rights groups as an assault on the rights of refugees. These are the new regulations in the legislation passed by the federal …

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  • 20 May

    Study reveals why eastern Germany is notorious for xenophobia and racist attacks

    Eastern Germany is a hotspot for far-right attitudes and racist hate crimes in part because it was long a closed-off communist society with few immigrants, a new study said Thursday (18 May). The government commissioned the paper on why the region, formerly part of the Soviet bloc, has seen a disproportionate number of attacks against foreigners amid Germany’s large migrant …

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  • 20 May

    Nigerian Femi Kuti finally breaks world’s saxophone record after two attempts

    After a second try, Nigerian musician Femi Kuti successfully broke a saxophone world record for playing a single note for over 51 minutes. He used a circular breathing method to sustain the note for 51 minutes 35 seconds last Sunday which he gladly posted on his Twitter page. “Done. proven. #circular breathing tonight at the Shrine 51 mins 35secs 83mili …

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