TimeLine Layout

June, 2020

  • 30 June

    Electronic banking fraud in Nigeria: What you should know — Special Report

    Nigeria’s cashless policy, initiated six years ago, was designed to encourage electronic transactions with a view to reducing the amount of physical cash in the economy to foster transparency, curb corruption and drive financial inclusion. It’s however now threatened by the growing perpetration of fraud.  Oludayo Tade, researcher in criminology, victimology, electronic frauds and cybercrime, University of Ibadan, presents his …

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  • 29 June

    Belgian police file charges against Dr Herzberger-Fofana over her violent assault complaint

    Dr Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana’s speech in the European Parliament on 17 June on how Belgian policemen physically harassed her was greeted with a loud ovation and shocked Europe to the reality of police violence against Black people. It became a topic of media discussions across the continent. In a strange twist to the story, instead of the police to apologise to …

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  • 29 June

    MainOne celebrates 10 years of driving West Africa’s digital revolution

    Since inception, MainOne has invested in over $400m in infrastructure in West Africa as part of its efforts to bridge the digital divide and enable the digital economy LAGOS, Nigeria, June 29, 2020/ — MainOne (www.MainOne.net), West Africa’s leading provider of Wholesale and Enterprise connectivity and data centre services celebrates 10 years of delivering innovative, world-class service in West Africa. …

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  • 28 June

    Airfares to Nigeria may rise as FAAN increases passengers service charges

    Airfares on domestic and international routes are set to rise as the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria is to increase the passenger service charges (PSC) on flight tickets by 100 per cent from 1 August 2020, according Punch. The daily newspaper reported that the authority would increase the PSC on domestic flights from the current rate of N1,000 to N2,000 …

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  • 28 June

    Nigerian airports prepare for reopening, introduces new flight protocols

    The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Saturday, 27 June held dry run simulation exercises at the domestic terminals of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, respectively. FAAN has been conducting a dry run of flight operations as domestic airlines prepare to resume commercial flights. The exercise, which was aimed at assessing the readiness …

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  • 27 June

    Asylum applications in the EU rise for first time since 2015, new report reveals

    Asylum applications in Europe increased by 11% in 2019 compared with the previous year. The European asylum support office expects the overall rise to continue, despite the current pandemic-related slump. Asylum applications in the EU account for one-third of the global total. Charlotte Hauswedell/InfoMigrant reports In 2019, asylum applications in EU+ countries rose by 11% compared with the year before …

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  • 25 June

    Immigration boosts Germany’s population to all-time high

    The number of inhabitants in Germany is the highest that has ever been recorded, the Federal Statistical Office has reported. At the end of 2019, the total population was 83.2 million, which is 147,000, or 0.2% more than the previous year. The population has been growing continuously since 2011, according to the report, partially due to migration. The increase in …

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  • 25 June

    How Germany financially helps foreign students in the Corona crisis

    International students in Germany are also affected by the Corona crisis. Here is an overview of efforts to help them. Johannes Göbel reports How does Germany help international students in the Corona crisis? As from June 2020, international students can apply for an interest-free loan from the state development bank KfW and receive a maximum of 650 euros a month …

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  • 24 June

    Activists launch campaign for renaming Berlin street for denigrating Black people

    Black Lives Matter protests have led to the toppling of colonial and slavery monuments in the US and several European countries. In Germany, an online campaign has been launched calling for the renaming of a popular street in the country’s capital city. Mohrenstrasse, located in the central district of Berlin, is the focus of attention of activists who are questioning …

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  • 24 June

    How Rwanda is spurring a generation of women in technology

    Rwanda is renowned as a pioneer for gender equality ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, June 22, 2020/ — In 2020, it was the only African country ranked in the top 10 of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report. It ranked in the top four in the Report’s political empowerment category, in recognition of the high proportion of Rwandese women lawmakers …

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