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
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
Africa Business Ghana West Africa World 

Volkswagen to open plant in Ghana early 2020

German car-maker, Volkswagen is set to open an assembling plant in Ghana early 2020. In 2018 the company announced plans to set up a plant in Ghana as it continues to expand across Africa. Volkswagen already builds vehicles in Kenya and recently opened another car plant in Rwanda as part of its expansion project in East Africa. The Rwanda project… Read More
Africa Europe Featured Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Young innovators push for reforms in visa processing

Young innovators in Ghana have called for reforms in visa processing at various foreign embassies in the country. Gathering under a program called “innovators and migration” the young people lamented the continuous struggle in securing visa for regular and legal travels to Europe. Many of these young people are students and some just starting their own businesses but often get… Read More
Africa World 

Germany hosts African leaders for business summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting a dozen of African leaders in Berlin for a business summit. The meeting which is focusing on helping Africa boost business investment domestically is part of the Compact for Africa Conference. The G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) was initiated under the German G20 Presidency to promote private investment in Africa, including in the area of… Read More
Africa Featured Ghana West Africa World 

Young Ghanaians create Wikipedia pages on migration

A group of organizations has launched a project targeted at making available adequate information on migration to help young Africans hoping to travel out of the continent. The initiative involves among others creating new Wikipedia pages with relevant information about traveling to European countries like Germany. This should help young people especially innovators equip themselves adequately with relevant information ahead… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

The task of changing the ‘Ghana Man Time’ mind-set

Ghana is seeking to instill discipline and timekeeping at all places in citizens with the launch of a Punctuality campaign. Spearheaded by the Punctuality Ghana Foundation the campaign is hoping to get citizens to respect time and be punctual at all times especially to work. There have been concerns across Ghana about the disrespect for time, with even government officials… Read More
Africa Central Africa Rwanda World 

Rwanda abolishes over 1,000 colonial-era laws

Rwanda‘s parliament has passed a law scrapping over 1,000 laws considered colonial and outdated. For months the country debated and discussed plans to scrap all the country’s colonial-era laws. Local media New Times reported that some of these laws were put in place by colonial countries like German (1900-1916), and Belgium between 1916-1962. Some of the laws abolished include a… Read More
Africa Featured Nigeria West Africa World 

Nigerian Senator escapes lynching by mob in Germany

A Nigerian Senator, Ike Ekweremadu on Saturday escaped being lynched in Germany by a group of Nigerians fighting for the independence of the Biafra region. Called the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, the group of Nigerians physically assaulted the senator in Nuremberg. Ekweremadu who is the immediate past Deputy President of the Senate was seen in a 64-second video being attack.… Read More
Africa Gambia Sports West Africa World 

Gambian football player with ‘double identity’ in Germany ?

The Gambian footballer Bakery Jatta is currently facing a probe from Germany’s football federation the DFB after reports of him having a double identity. Jatta plays for Hamburg and first arrived in Germany at the age of 16 in 2015. Now 21 there are doubts over his true identity. Germany daily Sport Bild reports that Jatta is rather older than… Read More