TimeLine Layout

January, 2020

  • 12 January

    Germany to deport more Nigerians in 2020 – Government announces

    Germany plans to deport more Nigerians this year, according to a new report by the international broadcaster Deutsche Welle or DW. The government says there’re about 12,000 Nigerians in the country whose asylum applications have been rejected and have been asked to leave the country. Moreover, more than 20,000 cases filed by Nigerians are yet to be concluded. Going by …

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  • 12 January

    Togo’s president to seek another term in office

    Togo’s ruling party UNIR has chosen incumbent President Faure Gnassingbé as its candidate for the country’s next month’s presidential election  making it likely that his family’s decades-long rule will be extended. He was voted into power in a disputed election in 2005 – taking over from his late father Gnassingbé Eyadéma, who had been president for 38 years. A law …

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  • 12 January

    Nigeria commences visa-on-arrival policy for African nationals

    Nigeria has begun issuing visas on arrival to African nationals arriving. These exclude citizens of the ECOWAS member countries who do not need visa to visit the country. This means that the affected African visitors do not need to have been issued a visa prior to arriving at any point of entry to Nigeria According to a report of the …

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  • 10 January

    Media contest for integration and diversity in Europe opens

    Journalists in the European Union and Switzerland can enter a contest on migration, integration, diversity and democratic culture. The CIVIS Media Foundation is looking for the best programmes focusing on the issues of migration, integration and cultural diversity in Europe  Radio, film, television and online stories are eligible for the CIVIS Media Prize. The categories are the CIVIS Top Award, …

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  • 10 January

    Applications Open for ‘FORBES AFRICA 30 Under 30’ for 2020

    FORBES AFRICA is on the hunt for Africans under the age of 30, who are building brands, creating jobs and transforming the continent, to join its Under 30 community for 2020. JOHANNESBURG, 07 January 2020: Attention entrepreneurs, creatives, sport stars and technology geeks — the 2020 FORBES AFRICA Under 30 nominations are now officially open. The FORBES AFRICA 30 Under 30 …

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  • 10 January

    Foreign students made to wait months for German visa after admission – new report

    Students in India, Morocco and Cameroon had to wait over a year before getting a visa appointment to study in Germany, according to a report. The Greens slammed the growing wait times as “discouraging and demotivating.” International students looking to study in Germany face growing hurdles to securing visas, according to a report on Thursday. At 24 German embassies and diplomatic …

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  • 9 January

    Berlin hip-hop star collaborates with Nigerian artists

    Solarrio is a notable name in the thriving Berlin’s hip-hop scene. His biography already marks him out, being the son of a world-famous conductor and, of course, his music, which brings together all of the influences he’s been exposed to as a global citizen, having lived in France, US and Germany. The hip-hop artist, whose musical styles and influences range …

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  • 9 January

    The world’s 10 most powerful passports for 2020 – new report

    The annual Henley Passport Index has just been released. It ranks passports according to the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free. The latest ranking named Japan as the country with the most powerful passport in the world followed by Singapore while Germany and South Korea tie for third place Holders of the Japanese passport can travel visa-free …

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  • 8 January

    Protesters demand justice for Oury Jalloh, 15 years on

    Hundreds of protesters turned out in Dessau on Tuesday to commemorate the death of Oury Jalloh in the city fifteen years ago. The Sierra Leonean burnt to death mysteriously in police custody in the eastern German city on 7 January 2005 and until today, the circumstances of his death have not been fully cleared despite a sustained campaign for justice …

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  • 8 January

    N-Word: Germany’s Black community to protest against court decision allowing use of racist word

    Members of the Black community in Germany will hit the streets of Cologne on Saturday, 18 January to register their protest against the controversial decision of a court that describing people of African descent as “neger” is not necessarily derogatory. The state constitutional court of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) had ruled on 19 December that sanctioning the leader of the AfD …

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