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November, 2018

  • 29 November

    Italy adopts tough anti-migrant law

    The Italian parliament has passed into law a tough anti-migrant and security bill designed to make it easier to deport migrants and restrict residency permits. The controversial bill, which makes it easier to expel migrants and limits residency permits, was passed in the lower house of parliament with 396 in favour to 99 against on Wednesday (28 November). “I’m happy, …

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  • 28 November

    Germany’s immigrants better integrated than 10 years ago, study says

    Immigrants in Germany are better integrated than was the case a decade ago, researchers have found. While most German residents with foreign roots have become part of society, a small group feels like they don’t belong. Most immigrants in Germany view integration as important but also wish to maintain their own culture, according to a new study from the VHW, …

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  • 27 November

    Brexit: EU, Britain agree on divorce terms, but hurdle remains

    Leaders of the European Union gathered in Brussels have endorsed an agreement on Britain’s departure from the 28-nation bloc. But British PM Theresa May still needs to get the deal approved by the UK parliament. Leaders of 27 European Union nations on Sunday endorsed an agreement detailing the terms and conditions on which Britain will leave the bloc on March …

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  • 27 November

    Liberian women activist awarded 2018 Bonn International Democracy Prize

    Liberian activist and former Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Leymah Gbowee, has been awarded the 2018 Bonn International Democracy Prize. She was announced winner in mid-October 2018 but the award ceremony took place on 16 November. The award goes with a 10,000 euro cash prize. The latest award is for her continuous fight for the rights of Liberians and championing women …

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  • 26 November

    Didier Drogba retires from football

    Côte d’Ivoire and Chelsea great striker Didier Drogba has formally announced his retirement from football after a 20-year career. The 40-year-old scored 164 goals in 381 appearances for Chelsea, winning four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the 2012 Champions League, while he is also Côte d’Ivoire’s all-time record goalscorer with 65. Drogba spent the last 18 months of …

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  • 26 November

    MEPN tasks Nigerian government on consular support for irregular migrants

    The Migration Enlightenment Project Nigeria (MEPN) has called on the Nigerian government to “significantly increase consular support” to Nigerian irregular migrants in the transit and destination countries. The Germany-based group made the call in a press statement, released on Monday 26 November, arguing that stranded migrants, especially in transit, are left totally at the mercy of the very traffickers who …

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  • 26 November

    Immigration of skilled workers from non-EU countries to Germany on the rise

    Last year, about 38,000 migrants from third countries received a residence permit in Germany because of their work experience and skills. Compared to 2009, it’s an increase of more than 50 percent. Most came from India, Bosnia-Herzegovina, USA, Serbia and China. The immigration of skilled workers from non-EU countries to Germany is increasing. Last year, more than twice as many …

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  • 26 November

    Osinbajo to deliver keynote address at first-ever Nigeria Diaspora Investment Summit

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will deliver a keynote address at the maiden Nigeria Diaspora Investment Summit (NDIS), which holds in Abuja on 27-29 November. The three-day summit, themed “Activating Diaspora Investment for a Diversified Economy” and holding in the Banquet Hall of the State House, Aso Villa, is to provide a platform for Nigerians in the diaspora to invest in the …

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  • 26 November

    What the German Constitution says about the Right to Asylum

    Friedrich Merz, a candidate for the leadership of Germany’s biggest party – the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has said that Germany is the only country in the world to guarantee the right to asylum in its Constitution. He’s called for a debate on the issue. But is Merz actually correct? Ahmad Wali Achakzai reports. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced …

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  • 20 November

    Germany to fast-track deportation of rejected asylum-seekers

    Germany’s Interior Ministry has proposed new measures to monitor and deport persons whose asylum application has been rejected.  The German Interior Ministry on Sunday (18 November) confirmed plans to facilitate and accelerate deportations of failed asylum-seekers along with those who should have their asylum requests processed in another EU country under the so-called Dublin rules. According to the European Union’s Dublin …

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