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Cheapest European cities for short vacations

A new study by global luggage storage provider Stasher reveals the cheapest and most expensive European cities for a weekend getaway. The study analysed data from Hotels.com, Kayak.co.uk, and Numbeo.com to find out how much it would cost to make all the expenses needed for two people for a short trip in every European city with an airport, from flights and hotel …

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Nigerian Afrobeats superstar to perform in Berlin

Nigerian Afrobeats superstar Young Jonn will perform live in Germany’s captial city of Berlin on Saturday, 8 June 2024. The Afro-pop producer, performer and composer, whose real name is John Saviours Udomboso, is one of the most recognisable names in the Nigerian musical scene. Young Jonn gained popularity with classic songs like “Mafo” by Naira Marley, “ShakitiBobo” and “Story for …

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Berlin-based writer wins prestigious literary prize in Cameroon

Dr Priscillia M. Manjoh, a Berlin-based author, has been bestowed with “The Mount Cameroon Literary Grand Prize 2023”. The Cameroon-born novelist impressed the jury with her novel Angri leading to her being chosen among the 40 nominees for the prestigious award. The national prize, under the patronage of the Association of Cameroonian Poets and Writers, was launched in 2022 and …

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Opinion: Herzberger-Fofana on how best to combat racism in Europe

Dr Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), condemns discrimination on the basis of religious beliefs as well as anti-Black racism, and calls for decisive action against all forms of hatred. She makes a recommendation on how to tackle Afrophobia more effectively at the European level ——- Discrimination on the basis of religious beliefs has no place in our …

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Nigerian Diaspora Direct Investment Summit holds in London

ANNOUNCEMENT Nigerian Diaspora Direct Investment Summit and 2nd African Diaspora Direct Investment Summit in London as a VIP Guest. For over ten years, we have consistently mobilised investments into Nigeria and Africa, and we are determined to attract new investments into Nigeria and Africa in general during this summit due to the economic and other issues in Africa and have …

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German institute says prospective immigrants should take IQ test

According to a suggestion of a think tank, people who want to migrate to Germany should take an online intelligence test. The smartest should get a work and residence permit in a non-bureaucratic way and then.. The Kiel Institute for the World Economy (Institut für Weltwirtschaft or IfW)) has called for a non-bureaucratic immigration process in Germany. The think tank …

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Problems with passport issuance in Germany

There are currently delays in the issuance of passports throughout Germany, according to the German press agency dpa. A spokesperson for the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) was quoted as saying that the Bundesdruckerei, the government printers that produce passports and ID cards, was unable to print all document orders within the usual production time due to exceptionally high …

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The 10 most popular European cities on TikTok

New data has revealed the most ‘TikTokable’ European cities, with Berlin and Hamburg making the top ten.  Using data sourced from Statista, marketing experts at Upbeat Agency analysed the number of views each European city had received on TikTok.  Barcelona is the most popular European city on TikTok, with 106.1 billion views. The cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s most popular tourist …

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Company provides 10,000 solar home systems to refugees in Uganda

USD$3.4 million grant from Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) and Energizing Development (EnDev) will subsidize the cost of each unit for households in refugee camps and surrounding host communities  SAN FRANCISCO, CA., AND NAIROBI, KENYA – Wednesday 15 May 2024 – d.light, the global provider of transformational household products and affordable finance for low-income households, is providing 10,000 subsidized solar home …

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Community initiative supports new African immigrants in Berlin

A project to support recent migrants from Africa in Berlin, including refugees and asylum-seekers as well as those displaced by the war in Ukraine, relaunches on 15 May. Implemented by German-African Initiative for Development and Integration gUG, a non-profit social organisation, YANA Berlin II (YANA for You are not alone in Berlin) assists the African migrants by providing them important …

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Former Nigerian ambassador to Germany gives account of his stewardship

The book Confidence in Diplomacy – Defending Nigeria at Home and Abroad is an account of the author’s nearly 30 years of service in Nigerian diplomacy. It’s a journey that began in 1982 when Alhaji Abdul Rimdap joined the foreign affairs ministry and ended in 2010 when he retired while serving the country as ambassador to Germany. His distinguished international …

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EU sanctions Ethiopia for not cooperating on deportation of citizens from Europe

For allegedly not cooperating in readmitting its citizens repatriated from Europe, the Council of European Union has announced temporary restrictions to the grant of visa to citizens of Ethiopia by Schengen member states. Henceforth, member states will no longer waive requirements with regard to the evidence to be submitted by Ethiopian visa applicants, will not issue multiple entry visas and …

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Attacks on politicians in Germany on the rise

There have been several attacks on politicians in Germany in recent weeks. For example, the SPD politician Franziska Giffey was injured in Berlin. In the city of Dresden, SPD politician Matthias Ecke was attacked. Attacks on politicians are currently on the rise. It’s election time in Germany as citizens prepare to vote at the European Parliament elections in early June. …

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European Parliament calls on Gambia not to legalise female genital mutilation

There is an ongoing legislative process to legalise female genital mutilation in The Gambia. Dr Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana*, member of the European Parliament, writes on the position of the European MPs on the controversial move as well as on the concerns of African organisations in Germany should the harmful practice be legalised in The Gambia The practice of female genital mutilation …

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