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February, 2020

  • 1 February

    US imposes new travel restrictions on Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, two others

    President Donald Trump has added Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan and Tanzania as well as Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan to the list of countries to face stringent travel restrictions to the United States, according to an official announcement on Friday. In line with the new policy, immigrant visas, issued to those seeking to live permanently in the United States, will be banned for …

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  • 1 February

    Greece plans sea barriers to block irregular migrants from reaching its islands

    The Greek government unveiled a plan to build sea barriers across the Aegean Sea in a bid to prevent irregular migrants crossing to the Greek islands from Turkey in a bid, according to analysts, to call the bluff of Turkish President Erdogan, who has repeatedly threatened to send millions of refugees to Europe. Greece’s defence ministry published a call for …

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  • 1 February

    EU unemployment at 20-year low

    Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office, has released figures showing that unemployment in the EU is at its lowest since 2000. The average unemployment rate in the 28 EU states was 6.2 percent in December 2019, the lowest in almost 20 years. The Czech Republic (2.0 percent) as well as Germany and the Netherlands (both 3.2 percent) had the lowest jobless …

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  • 1 February

    Germany: Changes in laws and regulations from February 2020

    February brings some changes for people living in Germany as a result of new or amended laws and regulations. Some of these changes have an impact on the pockets of consumers. Here is an overview of the important changes from 1 February 2020, by Sola Jolaoso Cheaper BahnCard 25 and 50 As part of its “Klimapaket” (climate-protection package of policies), …

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January, 2020

  • 30 January

    Award-winning Kenyan band signs exclusive deal with Universal Music

    The agreement will give the band access to UMG’s global network around the world, and will allow greater opportunity for the band to reach new audiences globally, whilst continuing to satisfy and excite their dedicated fanbase with bold, creative campaigns that will engage a new generation of fans throughout Africa

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  • 29 January

    Africa’s diverse food culture celebrated in Frankfurt, Germany

    On 11 January 2020, Frankfurt city played host to an elegant, classy and one of a kind event by My Ethnic Cooking & Catering. For the first time, the company hosted a Live African Cooking and Networking Event, which saw a cocktail of personalities come together to not only enjoy some good food, but also celebrate Africa’s rich and diverse …

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  • 29 January

    More and more people work multiple jobs in Germany

    Over 3 million people in Germany work more than one job, many because of financial difficulties. Opposition politicians are calling for the minimum wage to be raised. The number of people in Germany working a second job rose nearly 4% in the space of a year, according to figures from the Federal Employment Agency. They were revealed in response to …

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  • 29 January

    Government approves plan to make Germany more attractive for skilled immigrants

    As a new labour migration law is set to enter into force, the federal government has approved an integration plan under which prospective migrants will be offered language lessons and information about Germany in their home countries. The federal government wants to prepare potential migrants for life in Germany already in their home countries. This is according to the National …

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  • 29 January

    Berlin confronts Germany’s colonial past with new initiative

    The German capital has launched a five-year project to mark its part in European colonialism. Streets which still honour leaders who led the Reich’s imperial expansion will be renamed — and some locals aren’t happy. Ben Knight reports Berlin’s relationship with its colonial history is being reconsidered, despite opposition from far-right politicians and some disgruntled locals unhappy at plans to change the …

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  • 29 January

    French company opens West Africa’s first support centre for bakers

    French company opens customer support facility, the first of its kind in West Africa, to help professionals in the development of new products or breadmaking processes, train them using on-site equipment or intervene directly in their customers’ workshops and production sites to provide technical support. ABIDJAN, Cote D’ivoire, January 29, 2020/ — On Tuesday, 28th of January 2020, Lesaffre inaugurated …

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