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German embassies discriminate against young visa applicants in Africa — Missio

The Catholic mission organisation Missio has accused the German embassies in Nigeria and Kenya of discrimination against young visa applicants. Many of them invited for church youth meetings in Germany in October had not received visas, the organisation charged in Aachen. “Because they are young, they are generally assumed to be unwilling to return [after the end of their engagement …

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Germany: African Youth Education Awards marks 10th anniversary

The African Youth Education (AYE) Awards holds its annual award ceremony at the premises of the IHK in Hamburg on Saturday, 22 October 2022. The youth empowerment initiative, which promotes educational achievement in the African community in Germany, marks its 10th anniversary this year. The scheme was initiated in 2011 to act against the observed low educational attainment level of …

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Fashion: Nigerian brand sets standards for Africa

Africana Couture, a Lagos-based fashion company, with the opening of its new classy outlet in Abidjan has made a significant statement of intent of taking the lead in the propagation of African fashion on a global scale The merry sound of clinking glasses, hearty laughter and afrobeats music permeated the cool September evening at Rue Marconi Zone 4, a posh …

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Ethiopian to power new Nigerian national airline

Nigeria has announced that Ethiopian Airlines would be its major partner, with forty-nine percent share-holding, for the Nigeria Air project. The country’s Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this during a press briefing in Abuja where he revealed that the national carrier was well on its way to being launched with three Boeing 737-800 that will shuttle between Abuja and Lagos. …

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President Buhari hails Nigerians in United States

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Nigerians living in the United States for the exemplary roles they are playing in their different areas of endeavour, urging them to continue in that line to earn the respect of their hosts. Speaking Saturday at the Townhall Meeting With Nigerians In The Diaspora, in New York, President Buhari said: “It is gratifying for me …

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Kipchoge sets new world record at Berlin Marathon

Two-time Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge broke the record he set in 2018 by 30 seconds. This is the first Berlin Marathon held without restrictions since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kenyan athlete Eliud Kipchoge broke the marathon world record by half a minute on Sunday. The previous record was also set by Kipchoge in Berlin. Some 45,527 runners from …

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Wode Maya & Co: How YouTubers are transforming Africa’s image

Wode Maya, Ghana’s first YouTuber to hit over a million subscribers, is leading the vlogging crusade for a better African image and he’s making a fortune to boot /Photo: © Wode Maya Africa is more than poor and starving, the vloggers are saying. And they show a reality far away from the stereotype. Stunning holiday spots, beautiful housing estates, entrepreneurs …

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Berlin museum displays Benin Bronzes in elaborate exhibition

A collection of the looted artefacts from the old Benin kingdom of today’s Nigeria, famously called Benin Bronzes, are currently being exhibited at the Humboldt Forum, a sprawling museum dedicated to history, art and culture, in Berlin. They are a part of the artefacts, comprising sculptures and reliefs made of bronze and brass as well as works made of ivory, …

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50,000 migrants assisted to voluntarily return home — IOM

Nearly 50,000 migrants were assisted to voluntarily return to their countries of origin with more than 113,000 reintegration activities supported globally in 2021, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) 2021 Return and Reintegration Key Highlights report Last year saw an increase of global mobility. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of returns is still short of …

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Ethiopian Airlines opens Hotel inside Addis Ababa International Airport

In a continuous effort to ensure the convenience and comfort of passengers, crews and airlines using Addis Ababa as a hub, Ethiopian Airlines Group has completed the first phase of its In-Terminal Hotel construction. The Hotel is physically connected to Addis Ababa Bole International Departure Terminal 02 with a short walking distance from departure gate and is managed by Ethiopian …

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Court approves withdrawal of German passport of naturalised Moroccan

A naturalised supporter of the terror organisation IS can have his German passport revoked if he already was involved in behaviour that is against the free, democratic order of Germany when he was naturalised. This was the decision of a Higher Administrative Court. The court thus approved the decision of the district of Euskirchen to revoke the naturalisation of a …

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More foreign vocational qualifications recognised in Germany

The number of vocational qualifications acquired abroad and recognised in Germany continued to rise in 2021, according to the latest official statistics. Most of the positive decisions were for medical professions and degrees – More foreign professional qualifications were recognised in Germany last year. This was particularly the case in the medical professions, as the Federal Statistical Office reported in …

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David Alaba supports SDGs in Nigeria, builds sanitary facility

A modern toilet facility in the town of Ogere Remo in Ogun State, Nigeria, was opened with fanfare on Thursday. The facility, which serves a community market, is a gift from the Austrian football star David Alaba to support Nigeria’s efforts to attain the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 15.3 million-Naira project was commissioned by the Federal Minster of …

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