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October, 2019

  • 21 October

    Russia offers African countries ‘help without political conditions’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday said his country can offer help to African countries without political conditions. Putin’s remarks which also took a swipe at what he described as the ‘exploitative West’, come a few days before Russia hosts a summit with African leaders. The Kremlin has said it expects 47 African leaders to converge on the Black Sea …

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  • 20 October

    German authorities to expand crackdown on right-wing extremists

    In the latest right-wing act of violence that has roiled the country, a gunman attacked a synagogue on 9 October in the eastern city of Halle. Unable to enter the Jewish worshiping house, he shot and killed two people on the street. German security officials want more authority to target and prevent far-right violence. Among the proposals on the table …

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  • 18 October

    Project to support African women entrepreneurs in Europe launches

    An initiative to promote African women entrepreneurs in Europe will launch in the German commercial city of Frankfurt/Main on 25 October. Maisha Business Women in Europe (MBWE) will offer women with refugee experience the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial ideas and market their products and services. According to Virginia Wangare Greiner, one of the directors of the empowerment project, MBWE …

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  • 18 October

    An opportunity to reimagine the future of African youth

    While 60% of the working age population in Africa are employed, many of the jobs are lacking in dignity, decent pay, security and social protection.  Young people are more affected by this as they constitute the majority  of the population, and also have fewer opportunities for jobs with dignity. 

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  • 18 October

    The risks of working illegally in Germany – SPECIAL REPORT

    Getting work in Germany can be difficult, especially for migrants. Many end up working illegally, but if they are caught, the penalty can be as severe as prison or deportation. Marion MacGregor/InfoMigrants reports Krasimir has been living in Germany for two years with no fixed address or regular job. He often sleeps in an old van in a junkyard in …

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  • 17 October

    List of Phone numbers you should know in case of an emergency in Germany

    Here is a list of useful emergency telephone numbers (Notrufnummern) in Germany from the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (Bundesamtes für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe, BBK): First aid emergency and fire brigade: 112 Calls to 112 are free of charge and can be made from a landline, pay phone or mobile phone. Dialling the number will direct you …

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  • 17 October

    Meet the Ghanaian driving digital literacy in one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies

        Getting Africa’s large and growing youth population ready for active roles in the global digital economy is no small task. But as one innovative social enterprise in Ghana has shown, when public and private sector partners collaborate to solve key societal problems, there is virtually no limit to what can be achieved.    “Our continent is a wealth …

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  • 17 October

    Nelson Mandela: Official Exhibition opens in Germany

    “This unprecedented exhibition provides fresh insight into the people, places and events that formed his character and the challenges he faced.”

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  • 17 October

    Nigerian art work bought for $1.4m in London

      A painting by the artist considered to be the father of Nigerian modernism has been bought for $1.4 million (£1.1million) at an auction in London after the owners googled the artist’s signature, BBC reported on Wednesday. Ben Enwonwu’s “Christine”, painted in 1971 in Lagos, had been in the home of the family of the owner of the painter since …

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  • 17 October

    Germany: Opening and maintaining a bank account as a refugee — A Guide

    In Europe, everyone, including refugees, asylum-seekers and those with a tolerated stay have the right to a payment account with basic features. A look at the ins and outs of opening a bank account in Germany and everything that goes with it.

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