Africa Sports World 

Sadio Mane to join Bayern Munich in deal worth up to £35m

– – Liverpool have agreed a 41m euro (£35.1m) deal to sell Sadio Mane to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. The Reds will get a fixed 32m euros (£27.4m) with an additional 6m euros based on appearances and 3m euros based on individual and team achievements. Liverpool turned down two bids from Bayern before accepting their latest offer for the 30-year-old, whose… Read More
Africa Featured Gambia West Africa World 

Gambia rejects its own citizens deported from Germany

– – Gambia’s government has refused to accept its own citizens deported from Germany. Over 2,000 Gambians who migrated to European countries such as Germany have overstayed their asylum visas. They are now expected to be repatriated to their country but the Gambian government is refusing to let them in. The first batch of Gambian migrants who have exhausted their… Read More
Africa Featured World 

Deadly flood hits Western Germany; over 81 people dead

– – Western Germany has been hit by deadly flooding resulting in the death of over 80 people and reports of at least 1,300 others still missing. This year’s flooding is considered one of the deadliest in modern history in Germany with majority of those badly affected coming from Ahrweiler district, south of the city of Cologne. The disaster was… Read More
Africa Namibia Southern Africa World 

Germany to pay Namibia €1.1bn in reparations for colonial genocide

Germany has accepted to pay Namibia €1.1bn as reparation for genocide committed during its colonial-era occupation of the African country. The reparation will be in a form of financial support for Namibia’s development through a programme. Per the deal of the reparation there will be funding paid over 30 years through spending on infrastructure, healthcare and training programmes benefiting the… Read More
Africa Featured West Africa World 

Morocco recalls ambassador to Germany over territorial dispute

– – Morocco has recalled its ambassador in Berlin over the disputed Western Sahara territory. The North African country is accusing Germany of being involved in hostile actions that would harm the interests of the country. In a statement, Morocco cited Germany’s “destructive attitude” and “antagonistic activism” regarding its actions that followed the US decision to recognise Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara.… Read More
Africa Nigeria West Africa World 

Germany considers returning Nigeria’s stolen artefacts

– – Germany has said that it is considering returning some artefacts stolen from Nigeria during the colonial era. The particular artefacts in question are the Benin bronzes looted from the Kingdom of Benin, in present day southern Nigeria. The artefacts are being held at Ethnological Museum in the German capital, Berlin. The Ethnological Museum has 530 historical objects from… Read More
Africa Featured Gambia West Africa World 

Germany detains Gambian driver of Jammeh’s ‘hit-squad unit’

– – A Gambian man has been detained in Germany for alleged role in some killings under ex-president Yahya Jammeh. The man Bai L, according to German police is suspected of participating in crimes against humanity while serving as driver for the feared paramilitary unit of Jammeh. He is accused of driving officers from the paramilitary unit known as the… Read More
Africa Featured North Africa World 

Morocco cuts all ties with German embassy

– – Morocco has suspended all ties with the German embassy in the country over its stance on Western Sahara. The suspension of relations was announced by Morocco’s foreign affairs ministry who cited “deep disagreements concerning crucial issues.” In December, 2020 Germany criticized then-US President Donald Trump for recognizing Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara. A senior diplomat said Morocco’s decision… Read More
Africa World 

Wooden penis landmark stolen in Germany

– – Police in southern Germany say they are investigating the disappearance of a phallus-shaped wooden sculpture from a mountaintop, but that they are still not sure whether a crime has been committed. The 2-meter-tall (almost 7-foot) object has grown in fame since it appeared overlooking the Allgäu region on the slopes of the Grünten, a mountain near Germany’s border with Austria.… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Tanzania’s opposition leader Tundu Lissu flees the country

– – Tanzania’s opposition politician Tundu Lissu on Tuesday fled the country for Brussels, Belgium. He sort refuge at the German embassy since Friday after complaining about threat to his life. Lissu previously spent over two years in Belgium after surviving an attempted assassination in September 2017. A video has been posted on his Twitter handle showing him leaving for… Read More