TimeLine Layout

April, 2017

  • 4 April

    Frankfurt hosts international fair for music business

    Retailers, professionals, musicians and music lovers will converge in the German business city of Frankfurt from 4-8 April. They will attend this year’s Musikmesse (5 to 8 April 2017) and Prolight + Sound (4 to 7 April 2017). Both international trade fairs exhibit product innovations that make the world ring with music – and turn an event into a spectacular …

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  • 4 April

    ‘‘The UK is the most corrupt country in the world,” anti-mafia journalist Roberto Saviano claims

    The UK is the most corrupt country on earth, using Gibraltar, Jersey and other territories to funnel dirty cash. That’s the view of anti-mafia journalist Roberto Saviano who claims the financial services industry in London facilitates worldwide criminal capitalism. ‘‘Transparency groups have shown this with irrefutable data. The UK is already the most, without doubt, the most corrupt country in …

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  • 4 April

    Nigerians abroad commend Senate for passing Diaspora Commission Bill

    Nigerians living outside the country have praised the passing of the Diaspora Commission Bill by the Senate. The Bill, after the President has assented to it, provides for the establishment of the Nigerian Citizens in Diaspora Commission to ensure the protection of Nigerians in Diaspora, and promote and facilitate their effective participation in economic, political and social development of the nation. …

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  • 4 April

    African migrants in Italy launch organic yoghurt, vegetable business

    It’s an inspiring story of how to turn adversity to advantage. After working on farms in southern Italy for pitiful salaries, in 2012 some migrants from West Africa decided to start their own agricultural co-operative near Rome. The business, which produces organic yoghurts and vegetables and delivers them by bike, is entirely environmentally friendly. Chloé Lauvergnier reports. The co-operative is called …

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  • 3 April

    FIFA awards 2018 World Cup’s broadcasting rights for sub-Saharan Africa

    FIFA has granted media rights to five major broadcasting entities in the sub-Saharan Africa region for all 2017-2018 FIFA events, after an open tender process for 42 territories*. This includes the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The following broadcasters have been awarded certain media rights with regard to the 2018 FIFA World Cup: ▪ Econet …

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  • 3 April

    German unemployment hits new record low

    Unemployment in Germany hit a new record low in March, official data showed Friday (31 March), as Europe’s largest economy continues to defy economic uncertainty with a strong performance. The out-of-work figure fell to 5.8 percent this month, the Federal Labour Agency said, beating analysts’ forecasts. A 0.1-percentage point fall from the level it had held since January placed it …

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  • 3 April

    IT specialist Achille Nguemnang advises African students in Germany 

     – MY LIFE IN GERMANY – A successful young African professional , a senior consultant at Oracle Germany, talks about his life from his roots in Cameroon to how he came to study and work in Germany, and the useful lessons he has learnt along the way. He gives invaluable tips to African students in the country. “I was born …

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  • 3 April

    Most African migrants in Libya not headed to EU, aid group says

    The prospect for jobs in the war-torn country remains a lure for many. Others either want to return home or continue onward on their trek.

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  • 2 April

    Cameroon footballers ordered to leave Russia for staying illegally

    Fifteen footballers from Cameroon and one from Belgium have been detained in the Crimean village of Ordzhonikidze for attempting to stay in the country illegally. The players from FC Yaounde II, the second string of Cameroon premier division side FC Yaounde, were taking part in the Open Winter Cup organized by the Crimean Football Union (CFU) in February. For the …

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  • 2 April

    Germany set to introduce highway tolls

    Germany’s upper house of the federal parliament Bundesrat has approved the federal government’s plan to make drivers pay for using the country’s highways. Neighbouring countries have threatened to take legal action. Ben Knight reports. The Bundesrat finally passed Germany’s highway toll bill on Friday. The upper house of the German parliament, made up of the 16 state governments, voted for …

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