TimeLine Layout

September, 2016

  • 21 September

    1 million foreigners naturalized as Germans since 2000 and why CSU now calls for dual citizenship abolition

    The Federal Interior Ministry statistics made public on 14 September by the Greens parliamentary group in the Bundestag showed 958,701 German naturalizations since 2000 and 491,862 newborns of foreign parents recognized initially as German citizens. Germany’s legislature adopted the place-of-birth principle for the automatic qualification for citizenship in 2000 after heated debate that saw the then-governing Social Democrats under former …

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  • 21 September

    Merkel admits mistakes as anti-migrant party surges in Berlin

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged Monday that there would be no repeat of last year’s “chaotic” border opening to refugees, after a stinging loss for her party in Berlin elections. Even as she defended the “political and ethical” decision to let in one million asylum seekers in 2015 in the face of a potential humanitarian catastrophe, Merkel admitted mistakes that …

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  • 20 September

    Tunji Oyelana: A Nigerian Retrospective 1966-79

    A welcome compilation of Nigeria’s golden musical past!

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  • 20 September

    Libyan rebels ‘miss Gaddafi’ after years of chaos created by Western intervention

    Libyans who mounted a revolution against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi now miss the stability provided by the old order because of the savage violence into which the country has descended, RT reports. The testimony has emerged in a number of on-the-ground interviews carried out by the Daily Mail and comes only days after a Commons Defence Committee report placed blame for …

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  • 20 September

    What German companies found during a recent exploratory visit to DR Congo

    Cologne-based business lawyer Christophe Kabambe accompanied a German business delegation on an exploratory visit to the Congolese city of Lubumbashi. He reports on the revelations of the journey. A delegation of German businessmen recently visited the city of Lubumbashi in the deep south of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in June. Lubumbashi, with an estimated population of more than …

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  • 15 September

    Turkish Airlines ultra-modern arrival lounge in İstanbul

    Three years ago, Turkish Airlines opened its new arrival lounge at the İstanbul Atatürk International Airport, offering its premium passengers the opportunity to freshen up on arrival. Passengers of the carrier have since been enjoying the superb comfort offered by the ultra-modern facility. The concept of the arrival lounge, according to Turkish, is to meet the needs of their guests …

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  • 15 September

    Formula 1 goes Africa as Econet commences broadcast to the continent’s viewers

    Econet Media has added Formula 1 racing to its portfolio. The African broadcaster has successfully concluded a three-and-a-half-year deal with Formula One World Championship Limited which gives its free-to-air (FTA) platform, Kwesé Free Sports, exclusive free-to-air English language rights across sub-Saharan Africa, excluding South Africa. The deal means that Kwesé Free Sports will now broadcast same-day delayed coverage of Formula 1 racing …

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  • 15 September

    How an African-made dietary supplement promises to revolutionise medical treatment

    Dr Michael Nnaji, a medical doctor working at the university teaching hospital Charité in Berlin, writes on the potential of a Nigerian-made drug to change how diseases are treated. Fola Adebisi (not real name) is 46 and was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes by her family physician. Adebisi, a widow and school teacher, lives in Western Nigeria and earns …

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  • 15 September

    Africa!Days 2016: MoneyGram celebrates Nigeria, Cameroon, Morocco in Germany

    The global money transfer company MoneyGram has announced its Africa!Days programme for 2016. While the programme last year focussed on football competitions in the African community, this time the event will also feature music, dance and the arts, said Peter Leis, spokesman of za:media, the communication agency organising the event on behalf of MoneyGram. In Hamburg, MoneyGram will partner the …

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  • 14 September

    Images from Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam 2016

    The fashion industry event, Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam (AFWA), took place on 25-27 August at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam. Emerging fashion designers from 24 countries took part in the three-day event, celebrating African and African-inspired fashion, art and cultural heritage. AFWA is an event for designers and brands to showcase upcoming collections to press, media, stylists, buyers, fashion …

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