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Nigerians in Diaspora could vote in Presidential and Gubernatorial elections as early as 2015 – Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan “That insecurity necessitated by terrorism is not peculiar to Nigeria and like other countries in the world; Nigeria is not relenting in her efforts to fight terrorists like Boko Haram”  As part of his working visit to Germany, the president of Federal Republic of Nigeria Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan hosted an inter-active session with the international press in the conference room of Ritz Carlton Hotel Berlin on Thursday 19th April, 2012. In attendance was all the “A” list media…

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Why I want to negotiate with Boko Haram – Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was recently  in Germany to solicit help in tackling the security problem in Nigeria and as well to strengthen the relationship existing between the two countries. Amongst his high powered delegations that accompanied him were; Mrs. Sarah Reng Ochekpe, Minister of Water Resources; Dr Peter Obi Governor of Anambra State, Murtala Nyarko of Adamawa State ; Minister for Petroleum Resources, Mrs Deziani Alison-Madueke; Prof Bath Nnaji-Minister for Power ; Comrade Abba Patrick …

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Prof. Brando Okolo: A LETTER FROM GERMANY- Africa, beware of loosing-out on the GM crop rush Driven by the need to feed a rapidly growing population, can we possibly debate genetically modified (GM) crops in Africa? A couple of years ago some of our folks in the southern part of Africa chose not to have GM crop varieties brought to their homeland even in the mist of a desperate nutritional situation. Why? It may be harmful they argue and besides people in the developed countries are yet to fully make-up their minds on its usage. What then is a genetically…

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Inter-denominational Unity Thanksgiving Service to dedicate the 2012 Legislative period of Hamburg Senate Integration Advisory Council Hamburg witnessed yet another Inter-denominational Unity Thanksgiving Service titled “Festival of Love and Unity” on 24th March 2012 at the Wort des Glaubens Church. It was organized by the office of Kenneth Gbandi, one of the African Representatives in the Hamburg Senate Integration Advisory Council. The aims of the Thanksgiving Service were as follows: –    To pray for peace and unity amongst Africans and in their families –    To commit the works of the African representatives in the integration council…

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Press Information Becoming a German citizen * Police discrimination* Employment opportunities * Education Police discrimination against immigrants especially of African descent living in Hamburg: Hard reality or wishful thinking? Speaker: Representative of Hamburg Police Hamburg Bürgermaster is inviting immigrants to become German citizens; What are the requirements and accompanying benefits for interested Africans? Speaker: Dr. Christoph Bushart, Behörde für Inneres und Sport Einwohner-Zentralamt Job Center & the employment opportunities: Where are the Africans in the big picture? Speaker: Sönke Fock Director Agentur für Arbeit Hamburg Healthcare & Education Policies of the Hamburg government; A) Free medical care and…

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Press Release First Quarterly Update January – March 2012 It is 6 months since the election and three months since we had our first official inaugural seating. I wish to use this opportunity to update you on my activities on the first quarter of the year as in pursuit of my promise prior to my election. Inaugural Seating The year kicked off with the official inaugural seating on the 18th January 2011 in Hamburg Rathaus. The seating was to examine a draft program and work out the necessary guideline for the 20 legislative period. Members deliberated on…

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Poor, lost, hungry and helpless: the pitiful cloak upon mankind It is Monday 13th of October 2008 as I write my contribution to this African Heritage edition. I feel unusually excited by a piece of information which got to me via wire. One of my role models; Paul Krugman, a fellow opinionated writer, just got awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics. Paul Krugman is a professor of economic and international affairs at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA. He also writes Mondays and Fridays, an Opinion column on the New York Times. His topics often cover issues related to international…

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THE GUARDIANSHIP SOIETY: HOW MIGRANTS ARE TREATED IN GERMANY THE PROBLEM OF DISCRIMINATION- Dr. Frank Kwaw Codjoe “But why should black people mostly suffer from the ingrained prejudice and discrimination in the cultural domain of the white people throughout the world? This question is essential to be asked, because black African descendants, especially those in Germany, must be brought a little bit nearer to the historical background of the facts” Migrants, especially those from the developing countries, do regularly confront discrimination everywhere in Europe or in countries elsewhere in the world inhabited by people of European stock. What does…

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My African Home Dipl.-Ing. Arch. Silkata A. Şahin-Adu An AFRICAN CENTRE in Germany Since I am working as an architect, people keep on meeting me to share thoughts about building an AFRICAN CENTRE inGermany. Of course, if you google the title AFRICAN CENTRE you will find an amazing variety of NGO´s all around the globe with the idea of creating a place to feel a bit at home, but also trying to uplift the African image and close cultural gaps. But what is the main goal behind the idea of an AFRICAN CENTRE inGermany? And where should it be located?Berlin,Hamburg,…

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THERE IS NO HOPELESS SITUATION, ONLY HOPELESS PEOPLE  DARLINGTON. C. JACOBS It will never occur to ones slightest imagination that the rich also cry, until one gets closer to them. On a serious note, there is no immunity against difficulties, troubles and pains for they prey on the rich, poor, old, young as well as the great and small. Turn to the dallies and television, everyday the usual thing that will catch your attention is suicide, murder, divorce and other ugly tales that need not be told of in this beautiful 21st century. Even as you are reading now, there…

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