TimeLine Layout

December, 2016

  • 18 December

    Lufthansa takes over Brussels Airlines

    Lufthansa said on Thursday it was exercising an option to buy the remaining 55 per cent of Brussels Airlines for 2.6 million euros ($2.7 million), and integrate it as a subsidiary of Eurowings, in a move seen to further strengthen the budget carrier’s market position. The purchase was previously approved last September by the Board of Lufthansa Group. The German …

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  • 18 December

    Communiqué issued by the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Worldwide on the proposed Diaspora Commission

    An extra-ordinary meeting of Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Worldwide, consisting of its chapters in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, took place on 4 December. The meeting evaluated the current efforts to establish a Diaspora Commission and offers its views on this development. Below is the communiqué issued at the end of the meeting: ——————————————– Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation Continues …

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  • 18 December

    Gambia: Jammeh must step down, say West African leaders

    West African leaders under the auspices of the regional ECOWAS have jointly called on Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh to step when his term of office expires in January. Meeting in Nigeria’s capital Abuja on Saturday, the eleven presidents present at the body’s 50th ordinary session called on Jammeh to accept the results and refrain from compromising a peaceful handover of …

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  • 17 December

    African woman set ablaze by husband buried in Kiel, as fresh facts emerge about the couple

    The news of Delali Afiwoa Assigbley’s death in a horrific manner went round the world. It’s a death that would shake the most hard-hearted human being. On Wednesday, 7 December Delali’s husband, Koffi W., poured petrol on her in the streets of Kronshagen, near the northern German city of Kiel, and set her ablaze. Before the fire could be put …

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  • 16 December

    Gambia: Adama Barrow vows to declare himself president in January as election row continues

    The Gambia’s President-elect, Adama Barrow, has vowed to declare himself president on 18 January even if incumbent Yahya Jammeh refused to concede defeat and hand over power. “We have a team that is working on our inauguration. We are working on it; on the 18th, I’m the legal president of this country,” he told the BBC in an exclusive interview …

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  • 15 December

    Nigerian appointed as Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

    New UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday announced the appointment of Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed as Deputy Secretary-General. “I am pleased to announce that I will be appointing Ms Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria as my Deputy Secretary-General, and Ms Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti of Brazil as my Chef De Cabinet. I also intend to create the position of Special Advisor …

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  • 15 December

    Gambia: UN tells Jammeh he has to leave in January as African leaders prepare for showdown with embattled president

    The United Nations Special Representative for West Africa said on Wednesday that Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh would be “strongly sanctioned” if he sought to remain in power after his mandate ends next month. Mohammed Ibn Chambas made the declaration following the failure of regional leaders to persuade the embattled Jammeh to back down from his rejection of the election’s result …

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  • 14 December

    Only 15 per cent of federal employees in Germany have migrant background, new study reveals

    The study, covering 14 federal ministries, the federal armed forces and eight federal agencies, showed that 14.8 per cent of all public servants are of migrant origin. A similar study conducted in 2013 discovered that only 6.7 per cent of federal employees had a migration background.

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  • 13 December

    Gambia: West African leaders fail to convince President Jammeh to hand over power

    A high-powered diplomatic move to resolve the gathering crisis in The Gambia seems to have suffered a setback. A delegation of West African leaders failed to convince Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Tuesday to hand over power to opposition leader, Adama Barrow, who defeated him at the presidential election held on 1 December. The leaders – Presidents Muhammadu Buhari of …

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  • 13 December

    New government report reveals challenges facing migrants in Germany

    The refugee crisis has made integration in Germany more difficult. And Syrian refugees are the least of the country’s problems, reveals the new Integration Report of the Federal Integration Commissioner. The number of people arriving in Germany from other countries has increased in recent years. More than two million people came to Germany in 2015, and nearly one million left …

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