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Coronavirus: More than 21,000 new infections in Germany in a single day

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Coronavirus continues to spread rapidly in Germany. The number of registered new infections has reached a new record level of 21,506 cases within one day on Thursday. It was the highest single-day rise since the pandemic began, according to the country’s centre for disease prevention, Robert-Koch-Institute (RKI), in its report on Friday morning . Thursday’s caseload was an increase by …

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COVID-19: The New Lockdown Measures in Germany

To contain the corona pandemic, the Federal Government and the States (Länder) have decided on a nationwide partial lockdown in Germany. It will apply from Monday, 2 November, until the end of the month, according to a resolution of a virtual meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and the state premiers on Wednesday. The so-called nationwide “lockdown light” is a less …

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COVID-19: Website informs Germany’s migrant communities in English, French, other languages

To counter misinformation circulating in the country, the Federal Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration – Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Migration, Flüchtlinge und Integration – runs an online portal to provide information about the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in English, French, Turkish and other languages. “By obeying certain rules, every individual can help protect the elderly and people with pre-existing …

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Lufthansa to introduce rapid pre-boarding Covid-19 tests

German airline Lufthansa may soon introduce rapid tests before certain flights to detect Covid-19 in passengers.  The tests are being developed by the Basel-based pharmaceutical company Roche, according to reports in the NZZ am Sonntag and SonntagsZeitung. It is unclear on which flights the tests, which could cost around €10 per passenger, will be trialled, the papers said. Lufthansa said …

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Nigerian refugee graduates in Computer Science at top Italian university

It's an inspiring story which teaches that temporary hardship should not derail a person's ambition. Despite leaving his home country as an irregular migrant, despite undergoing the hardship of travelling across the desert, despite his being detained in terrible conditions in Libya and despite travelling dangerously on a rickety boat across the Mediterranean to reach Italy, the young Nigerian refugee did not waver in his ambition to receive a quality education

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New Study on COVID-19 in Africa makes Key Findings

A new report on the new coronavirus pandemic in Africa, presented by Partnership for Evidence-Based COVID-19 Response (PERC), reveals the multidimensional challenges faced by the people on the continent and makes recommendations to governments on how to manage the public health crisis to lessen its burden on their citizens Most African Union (AU) Member States swiftly implemented public health and …

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Why Senegal’s President Macky Sall is right about African debt relief by NJ Ayuk

NJ Ayuk, founder of one of Africa’s most successful law chambers, supports the Senegalese leader's call on the G20 to help African countries balance their obligations to international creditors with their obligations to their own citizens in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. He explains why debt relief is crucial to Africa's recovery from the economic fallout of the global health crisis

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Champions League returns with new format

The year 2020 for football fans would be unforgettable due to the delays and cancellations of leagues and competitions across the world. UEFA champions league was not left out of the affected tourney due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic that has affected every aspect of life. Now that the competition is back, it comes with some new changes …

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After COVID-19, will Africa Catch Up, Stand Still or Fall Further Behind?

With this global health crisis comes an economic disruption of unprecedented proportion, Professor Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka* looks at the possible long-term impact of the pandemic on African countries and suggests what they must do to turn the crisis to opportunity ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, July 27, 2020/ — At one time or another, nations and individuals confront crisis points – moments of …

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First deportation flight from Germany since coronavirus pandemic outbreak

For the first time since the beginning of the corona pandemic, a group deportation flight took off from Frankfurt Airport on Tuesday (14 July). On board the plane to Islamabad in Pakistan were 19 Pakistani nationals who had been deported mainly from Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. This was confirmed by the federal police at Frankfurt Airport to the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. …

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COVID-19│Travelling to Germany: Questions and Answers

Travel warnings, risk areas, quarantine requirements: For many, the entry regulations for Germany remain confusing. Here are a few answers to the most important questions. Within the EU, holiday flights are again operating and tourists from selected third countries (non-EU countries) can also enter Germany again. Everyone is strongly advised to seek the latest information before packing their bags. What …

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How a social enterprise provides succour to Nigeria’s street kids in the pandemic era

How one social enterprise is working to protect and support street children in Africa as stigma, a broken system and a global pandemic put them at risk LAGOS, Nigeria, June 15, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- As the sun rises over deserted streets, a group of volunteers prepares for their day. For a few hours – from late morning until curfews …

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Italy’s amnesty for undocumented migrants explained

Italy’s government has announced its amnesty programme for migrants without papers. Thousands of irregular migrants in the country will be issued residence permit under the scheme, part of a package of measures to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus on the country. Italy’s coalition government finally reached an agreement on Wednesday (14 May) to approve provisional changes to the …

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British-Nigerian star rapper ‘Ty’ dies of COVID-19

British rapper Ty, who was nominated for the prestigious Mercury music prize, has died after contracting coronavirus, according to a fundraising page set up to support him. Stars including Roots Manuva paid tribute to the 47-year-old Londoner, real name Ben Chijioke, who died last Thursday. Ty released his debut album “Awkward” in 2001, the first of five. His follow-up, “Upward”, …

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Africa needs $100 billion in aid over coronavirus pandemic – AU finance ministers

African Ministers of Finance met in an online conference over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on 31 March 2020, following the first meeting on 19 March 2020. The meeting, moderated by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, discussed the impact of the global health crisis on the continent, especially the social and economic impact of social contact restriction measures on …

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