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January, 2020

  • 7 January

    What Africa can learn from religious tolerance in the UAE

    A video clip, showing religious tolerance in Muslim-dominated United Arab Emirates, trended on social media at the festive season. Prof Jason Osai* contrasts the powerful images of the video with his experience growing up in the Nigeria of the 1950s and he explains why religious divisionism has become a powerful source of dichotomy and conflicts in many parts of Africa …

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  • 7 January

    Year of Return is big win for Ghana – President Akufo Addo

    When Ghana declared 2019 the Year of Return, marking the 400th year that the first slave ship arrived in America with African captives, it expected a positive response. However, the resonance of the initiative has far surpassed the country’s expectations as thousands of African-Americans, including celebrities, have made the pilgrimage to Ghana bringing various benefits to the country. Our correspondent …

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  • 5 January

    Sick without papers in Germany: Here’s where to get help

    According to estimates, about 1 million people in Germany have no health insurance. There are many reasons for this: mainly because they do not have a regular residency status but also because they cannot afford to pay for health and nursing care insurance as students. There’re organisations that helps people without health insurance, regardless of whether they have legal residency rights or not.

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  • 4 January

    Orange, GIZ partner to impart digital skills on 20,000 youths in Africa

    Orange and GIZ as two major institutions - one recognized for its expertise and know-how in the field of innovation, the other recognized by its experience and expertise in supporting the economic and social development of partner countries - will work hand in hand to train young people in digital skills, improve their employability and thus help reduce unemployment.

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  • 4 January

    Tailor-made for Africa ride sharing platform launches in South Africa

    Afri Ride, a secure ride sharing mobile app with tailor-made solutions for the African travelling community, is now available in South Africa, and will be expanding into other African markets in the near future. Joe Moyo, managing director at the ride sharing app, describes the app as incredibly simple to use. “All that users have to do is, to upload …

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  • 3 January

    Who pays when you miss your flight because your train arrives airport late?

    The departure counter was already closed as a father and his son arrived at the airport. They missed their flight and sued the travel agency for compensation. Who is liable if the train arrives at the airport late and you miss your flight? The Munich District Court has now ruled.

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  • 3 January

    Enugu Airport: Aviation Minister announces Reopening Date

    Minister Hadi Sirika further stated that apart from the runway and terminal building, where work is also ongoing, critical equipment such as Instrument Landing Systems ( ILS), Air Field Lighting (AFL), approach lights, taxi lights, aerodrome markings and other facilities would be completed before the reopening date.

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  • 3 January

    Has France hijacked ECOWAS common currency project? – An Analysis

    "What France has done is that it takes over the responsibility of establishing and even printing the new currency and presents the other countries in the region with a fait accompli”

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  • 2 January

    Why Lufthansa dropped dramatically on global aviation safety ranking

    The safest airline in the world in 2019 was Emirates, according to the latest edition of the JACDEC Safety Index. With a risk index of 95.48 percent, it ended up only slightly ahead of another gulf airline, Etihad Airways (95.21 percent). Third place finisher was Spain’s Air Europa. This was the result of the annual safety ranking conducted by the …

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  • 2 January

    Berlin’s new State Office for Immigration takes off

    The Berlin Ausländerbehörde (Berlin Foreigners’ Registration Office) became the Landesamt für Einwanderung (“State Office for Immigration”) on 1 January 2020.  Berlin became the first German state to establish an independent agency for immigrants in anticipation of the new Fachkräfteeinwanderungsgesetz (Skilled Labour Immigration Act), which goes into effect in March. For the director of the State Office for Immigration, the new …

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