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August, 2019

  • 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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  • 1 August

    African literary festival in Germany set for 10th anniversary

    The Stimmen Afrikas Festival in Germany (Voices of Africa in Germany) will be turning ten in November 2019. The festival, which aims to create a market for African literature in the country, will this year be curated by Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, co-founder and publishing director of Cassava Republic Press, Nigeria. The event, themed “Crossing Borders: Translate – Transpose – Communicate,” will …

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  • 1 August

    Conference on making African women entrepreneurs more visible in Germany

    How to make African women more visible as entrepreneurs and not only as employees in Germany was the theme of the 10th Economic Forum of the Pan-African Women’s Day, which took place on Friday, 26 July at the Chamber of Commerce (IHK) in Potsdam, Germany. The Day (celebrated each year on 31 August) is also a contribution to the UN …

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July, 2019

  • 31 July

    Why sending money to Africa more expensive than to other continents

    Money sent by people living outside their countries of origin accounts for the largest foreign exchange inflow for many nations, indicating the huge importance remittances have assumed as a factor of economic development. For example, Africa received an estimated US$65 billion in remittances in 2018. Sending money to the continent is however more expensive than sending to any other region …

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  • 30 July

    British-Nigerian appointed Minister by Boris Johnson

    UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch (née Adegoke), aged 39, as Children and Families Minister, as part of his government reshuffle. Ms Kemi Badenoch is a British Conservative politician and Member of Parliament (MP) for Saffron Walden. She was born in Wimbledon, London to Nigerian parents. Her childhood was spent in Lagos and the United States. …

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  • 30 July

    Nigeria: Professor on how best to peacefully resist violent Fulani herdsmen

    Nigeria is currently undergoing a serious crisis as nomadic Fulani pastoralists seek to establish permanent settlements all over the country by violently dispossessing the original inhabitants of their land through ethnic cleansing. Since 2014, thousands of rural dwellers, especially farmers and their families, have been killed by the rampaging herdsmen, while hundreds of thousands have been driven off their land. …

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  • 30 July

    Berlin group greets UN decision on UK’s occupation of Mauritius territory

    Colonialism Reparation, a Berlin-based organization, has welcomed the recent UN decision on the continued British occupation of the Chagos Archipelago, a territory that belongs to the African nation of Mauritius. The United Nations General Assembly recently confirmed that the process of decolonisation of Mauritius in 1968 was not lawfully completed, giving the United Kingdom six months to withdraw its colonial …

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  • 29 July

    We’ll Use Professionals in Diaspora to Build Lagos, says Sanwo-Olu

    The Lagos State Government has promised to bring Nigerians in Diaspora from around the world to the state to support capacity in education and youth development and empowerment. This was stated by the Senior Special Assistant (SSA), to the Governor of Lagos State on Diaspora Affairs, Mr Jermaine Sanwo-Olu, while declaring open a 2-day teachers training programme for teachers in …

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  • 29 July

    German Scholarships for Developing Countries’ Students. Application opens for 2020

    German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers, is offering fully-funded postgraduate placements for Developing Countries. These programs are open to pursuing a postgraduate degree program at German institutions of Higher education. With its development-oriented postgraduate study programs, DAAD Development promotes the training of specialists of new industrial countries. Benefits …

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