TimeLine Layout

June, 2019

  • 16 June

    Nigerian human trafficking gang smashed in Italy

    Italian authorities have arrested four people on suspicion of human trafficking and aiding prostitution. The arrests also led to the dismantling of the group that was allegedly operating in Nigeria, Libya and Italy. Police in the southern Italian city of Palermo have arrested four people, including a Nigerian woman and an Italian citizen. It is suspected that they were running …

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  • 9 June

    Germany opens more doors for legal immigration

    The Federal Parliament has passed two laws to regulate immigration from non-EU countries into Germany. One of the laws provides more opportunities for people to come to Germany to work and receive training while another amends the regulations affecting asylum-seekers. In a major step to modernise and liberalise its immigration system, the German parliament (Bundestag) passed into law a bill …

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  • 7 June

    EU restricts visas for countries that don’t take back rejected asylum-seekers

    The European Union on Thursday announced plans to tie the issuing of visas to the willingness of third countries to take back their nationals whose asylum applications have been rejected by member states of the bloc.

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  • 6 June

    TAP Air Portugal includes Banjul, Gambia, in route network

    TAP Air Portugal will begin offering flights to Banjul through its hub in Lisbon on 26 October. According to a press statement released on Wednesday, the Gambian capital city is one of the new routes to be introduced by the Portuguese airline. TAP Air Portugal will leave Lisbon on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 20.55 hrs and land at …

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  • 6 June

    New Music Release: #NuNairobi – Kenya’s music hub

    Outhere Records, a Munich-based label, has announced the release of a new album by artists from Kenya’s tech city Nairobi. “#NuNairobi – Kenya’s music hub is more than a music compilation,” Outhere Records said in a press release. “It is also a map and a website that introduces some of the most important bands and musicians that helped to reshape …

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  • 5 June

    Germany issues highest number of Blue Cards in the EU

    Seven years after the introduction of the EU Blue Card, Germany has awarded 104,000 such residence permits to highly-skilled non-EU immigrants. The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees said in Nuremberg on Tuesday that about 27,000 visas were issued in 2018, a 25.4% jump over 2017, and more than any previous year. 11,738 of the Cards issued in 2018 were …

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  • 5 June

    Germany: MP Karamba Diaby speaks out on the SPD crisis

    The leader of the centre-left Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), Andrea Nahles, resigned under pressure on Sunday after the poor result of her party in the EU elections. The SPD scored 15.8% of the popular vote, an 11.4-percentage-point drop from 2014’s EU elections, finishing behind its coalition partners, the Chancellor Angela Merkel-led CDU/CSU (28.9%), and the Greens (20.5%). It’s …

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  • 3 June

    Africans and Germans arise for Christ in Speyer

    Arise Africa is a one-day program, first held on 1 May 2017, where Africans unite with Germans in a gathering to rededicate themselves to the teaching of Jesus Christ and to take up the task of spreading His word in Germany. The event, whose theme two years ago was ‘Be a blessing for the land’, was organised by Pastor Frank …

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  • 3 June

    Germany: SPD leader resigns after bad EU elections result

    Leader of the German Social Democrats (SPD), Andrea Nahles, resigned on Sunday after the poor result for her party in the EU elections, where the SPD came third behind Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU and the Greens. Nahles became the SPD’s first female leader in April 2018 when she replaced former EU Parliament president, Martin Schulz. Merkel has pledged the coalition …

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  • 1 June

    A Nigerian woman’s long struggle to self-discovery in Germany

    Clara Uwazie Meierdierks writes about the value of friendship and family, mentioning by name those who stood with her through thick and thin, both in Nigeria and Germany. But she also painfully recalls the gossip-mobbing that she suffered when things were not going well for her

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