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January, 2020

  • 8 January

    Akon signs deal for the construction of futuristic city in Senegal

    Senegalese-American artist and businessman Alioune Badara Thiam alias Akon has signed an agreement with the Senegalese government for the construction of a “futuristic city” in Mbodiene, near Mbour. The “Dakar Sustainable City” project, a technological marvel of a city that will run on futuristic tech such as cryptocurrency and renewable energy, is to support tourism in Senegal by attracting visitors …

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  • 8 January

    Sadio Mane crowned King of African Football

    The Senegalese has finished in the award's top three for the last three years, and has long targeted the prize in order to emulate the achievement of one of his heroes, former Liverpool striker El Hadji Diouf, who won it in 2002.

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  • 7 January

    German states wooing migrants to become train drivers

    There are not enough applicants for the training as train drivers in Germany. For every 100 spots, there are only 23 applicants.

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  • 7 January

    Libya: Why African Union should be concerned about Turkey’s troop deployment

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Sunday (5 January) that Turkey had started the deployment of troops to Libya, after the country’s parliament gave its approval. Ankara is sending its soldiers to Libya to support the UN-backed Government of National Accord which is battling the troops of rebel general Khalifa Haftar for the control of the country. Since his coup …

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  • 7 January

    What Africa can learn from religious tolerance in the UAE

    A video clip, showing religious tolerance in Muslim-dominated United Arab Emirates, trended on social media at the festive season. Prof Jason Osai* contrasts the powerful images of the video with his experience growing up in the Nigeria of the 1950s and he explains why religious divisionism has become a powerful source of dichotomy and conflicts in many parts of Africa …

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  • 7 January

    Year of Return is big win for Ghana – President Akufo Addo

    When Ghana declared 2019 the Year of Return, marking the 400th year that the first slave ship arrived in America with African captives, it expected a positive response. However, the resonance of the initiative has far surpassed the country’s expectations as thousands of African-Americans, including celebrities, have made the pilgrimage to Ghana bringing various benefits to the country. Our correspondent …

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  • 5 January

    Sick without papers in Germany: Here’s where to get help

    According to estimates, about 1 million people in Germany have no health insurance. There are many reasons for this: mainly because they do not have a regular residency status but also because they cannot afford to pay for health and nursing care insurance as students. There’re organisations that helps people without health insurance, regardless of whether they have legal residency rights or not.

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  • 4 January

    Orange, GIZ partner to impart digital skills on 20,000 youths in Africa

    Orange and GIZ as two major institutions - one recognized for its expertise and know-how in the field of innovation, the other recognized by its experience and expertise in supporting the economic and social development of partner countries - will work hand in hand to train young people in digital skills, improve their employability and thus help reduce unemployment.

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  • 4 January

    Tailor-made for Africa ride sharing platform launches in South Africa

    Afri Ride, a secure ride sharing mobile app with tailor-made solutions for the African travelling community, is now available in South Africa, and will be expanding into other African markets in the near future. Joe Moyo, managing director at the ride sharing app, describes the app as incredibly simple to use. “All that users have to do is, to upload …

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  • 3 January

    Who pays when you miss your flight because your train arrives airport late?

    The departure counter was already closed as a father and his son arrived at the airport. They missed their flight and sued the travel agency for compensation. Who is liable if the train arrives at the airport late and you miss your flight? The Munich District Court has now ruled.

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