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August, 2019

  • 9 August

    Nigerian community in Germany loses prominent member

    A prominent member of the Nigerian community in Germany has died. The death of Dr Daniel Yakubu Kutchin was announced by the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Germany (NIDOG) on Friday. The nuclear physicist and IT expert was found dead on 7 August 2019 in his apartment in Monchengladbach, Germany. He was 57. “With the death of Dr Kutchin, Nigerians in …

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  • 8 August

    How to harness the potential of Nigeria’s booming population – International expert

    Deon De Swardt, Principal Consultant, Mercer, a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments, writes on Africa’s most populous nation can harness the full potential of its booming population. According to the World Economic Forum, 70 percent of Africa’s population is under the age of 30, signalling a significant opportunity for the growth and advancement of the continent. …

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  • 8 August

    Toni Morrison’s quintessential message to Black people everywhere

    The great woman of letters and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison died on Wednesday at 88, throwing her worldwide legion of admirers into mourning. Our contributing editor, Berlin-based medical doctor and creative writer Michael Nnaji, pays tribute to Morrison and locates in her body of work the essential message of the African-American writer to Black people everywhere. The African-American writer Toni …

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  • 7 August

    Cameroon, Sierra Leone battle for African Football Cup in Bremen

    A total of 16 national teams, representing their countries of origin in Africa, have been battling in Bremen since 7 July for the 13th African Football Cup laurels. Now the die is cast! Four teams have emerged from the preliminary rounds and the quarter and semi finals to play at the grand final on Sunday, 11 August. Cameroon and Sierra …

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  • 6 August

    Obama Foundation appoints Nigerian-American as its first President

    Adewale  “Wally” Adeyemo, who served the US government under President Barack Obama as the Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics, has been hired as the first president of the Obama Foundation. Mr Adeyemo’s hire was announced last Thursday in Chicago by the Obama Foundation. Adeyemo, whose parents migrated from Nigeria to the US in search of a better life, …

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  • 5 August

    PROJECT: Promoting Safe Migration in Africa

    The suffering of young Africans in the process of irregular migration has been of deep concern to African Courier Media for many years and the flagship of the company, The African Courier, has been reporting on the plight of these migrants for nearly two decades. Migrants and refugees are often unaware and without defences in the face of false information …

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  • 4 August

    Dignitaries converge on Nuremberg for Igbo Cultural Day Germany 2019

    Dignitaries, including frontline politicians, business leaders, traditional rulers and diplomats, are billed to attend the main event celebrating the culture of Igbo people in Germany in Nuremberg on Saturday, 17 August.   Among the eminent personalities expected at the 2nd Annual Igbo Cultural Day in Germany are Senator Ike Ekweremadu, immediate past deputy president of the Senate; Chief John Nnia …

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  • 2 August

    Africa Youth Festival holds in Berlin

    A festival for young people of African descent will take place in Berlin on Sunday, 11 August. The event, tagged Africa Youth Days, brings together people from all backgrounds, providing opportunities for networking and exchange. Organised by the registered non-profit organisation New Generation Berlin, the festival is a kick-off event of a series of activities ending with the Africa Youth …

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  • 1 August

    Europe-based dealers alarmed as China begins export of used cars to Africa

    Until now, used vehicles sold in most African countries are usually from Western Europe, United States and Japan. The announcement that China had joined the trade of supplying second-car cars to the continent is causing jitters among other exporters. The news came unexpectedly two days ago. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced that it had commenced the export of used …

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  • 1 August

    Business association wants to fund Germany-based companies to invest in Africa

    A business association wants to lure German start-ups with millions of euros to the African continent. They should benefit from the economic upturn there. The Germany Africa Business Forum (GABF) wants to promote German energy start-ups with several million euros. This was announced by the private association, which has its offices in Berlin and Johannesburg. GABF co-founder Sebastian Wagner said: …

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