TimeLine Layout

October, 2019

  • 14 October

    Ugandan becomes first Black woman to visit all countries in the world

    Uganda’s Jessica Nabongo has become the first Black woman to have visited all 195 countries in the world. The 34-year-old US resident proudly announced on her Instagram account Catch Me If You Can from the island nation of Seychelles that she had made the unique mark of having toured all the nations in the world. Nabongo, whose Ugandan parents migrated …

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  • 14 October

    How Ghana’s cocoa farmers are trapped by the chocolate industry

    The chocolate industry is worth more than $80 billion a year. But some cocoa farmers in parts of West Africa are poorer now than they were in the 1970s or 1980s. In other areas, artificial support for cocoa farming is creating a debt problem. Farmers are also still under pressure to supply markets in wealthy countries instead of securing their own …

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  • 14 October

    Uber launches boat service in Nigeria’s megacity Lagos

    Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday kicked off UberBOAT – the pilot phase of Uber’s boat service in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos. The launch took place at the Lagos State Waterways Authority complex’s Five Cowries Jetty in Falomo. Speaking during a media parley, the governor said his government was committed to building infrastructure that supports multi-modal transportation, which includes water transport. …

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  • 13 October

    Opinion: Nobel Peace Prize for Abiy Ahmed a misguided decision

    The Ethiopian Prime Minister, who was awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, is surely a reformer, but he predominantly garners recognition beyond his country’s borders. Despite the Nobel committee’s well-meaning intentions, it’s the wrong choice, argues German journalist and head of Deutsche Welle’s Amharic desk, Ludger Schadomsky. Despite a number of somewhat questionable recipients — such as former US …

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  • 13 October

    Nigeria: President suspends foreign travels for ministers, other top officials

    Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has issued a directive temporarily barring all members of the cabinet and heads of government agencies from travelling abroad. The new directive was announced Friday evening by Willie Bassey, the director of information in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. “Sequel to the presentation of the 2020 Appropriation Bill by Mr …

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  • 13 October

    19,000 migrant deaths in Mediterranean in six years

    The Mediterranean crossing continues to be the deadliest migrant route worldwide: 19,000 migrants have been reported dead or missing since October 3, 2013. So far this year, the crossing has claimed over 1,000 victims. Approximately 19,000 migrants have been reported dead or missing in the Mediterranean Sea since October 3, 2013, when over 360 people died in a shipwreck off the …

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  • 12 October

    New association of Kenyan women in Germany launches

    Jacklyne Achieng Kuhn started the group to offer Kenyan women a platform where they can support, interact and uplift each other.

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  • 12 October

    Nigerian Afrobeats star to perform live in Berlin, Germany

    L.A.X. (real name Damilola Afolabi), one of Nigeria’s Afrobeats rising stars, will perform in Berlin on 18 October. Powered by Kings & Friends Promotion, the show will take place at the famous Surprise Club. Since becoming the first artist to sign to WizKid’s label Star Boy in 2013, L.A.X has been putting in work a steady stream of songs that …

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  • 12 October

    Germany: High immigrant unemployment level due to language deficiency – researchers

    Migrants with a good command of German language have the same opportunities on the German labour market as natives. This is the result of a study conducted by the Cologne-based Institute of German Business. With the same level of education and good German language proficiency, migrants, according to a new study, equally earn high wages as natives. Accordingly, higher levels …

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  • 11 October

    Tecno launches new smartphone model for Africa

    Many manufacturers are looking for different screen displays or bigger screen to improve the user experience. However, most big screen or emerging display smartphone would charge higher price for the latest technology.

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