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Germany To Criminalize ‘Disgusting’ Practice Of Upskirting

Germany To Criminalize ‘Disgusting’ Practice Of Upskirting

Upskirting has become an increasing concern in many countries – in many cases, images or videos are shared on porn sites, social media or other platforms Germany will take steps to criminalise upskirting, the justice minister announced on Thursday, calling the behaviour “disgusting”. The move follows growing calls for a law from victims of upskirting […]

Germany Foreign Ministry Boosts Number Of Senior Women

Germany Foreign Ministry Boosts Number Of Senior Women

Staff in the second-highest leadership level in the ministry are now 45 percent women, up from 27 percent a year ago The number of women in senior roles at Germany’s foreign ministry has increased sharply in the past year, but they are still underrepresented in diplomatic missions overseas, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Thursday. […]

Merkel To Exit Her Role As Party Chief Of Christian Democratic Party

Merkel To Exit Her Role As Party Chief Of Christian Democratic Party

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will quit as head of her Christian Democratic party after almost two decades, a person familiar with the matter said, a dramatic sign of her waning authority that will raise questions about her staying power as chancellor.  The unexpected reversal by Merkel, 64, signals the beginning of the end of an […]

Mutiny in Berlin Shows Merkel’s Star Waning Even Among Her Party

Mutiny in Berlin Shows Merkel’s Star Waning Even Among Her Party

Angela Merkel’s first foray into politics after the fall of the Berlin Wall was as spokeswoman for an East German party called Democratic Awakening.  The last act of her political career may also be marked by a drive for a new beginning — this time from within her own parliamentary bloc.  The defeat of Merkel’s […]

EU, Germany Support Nigeria’s Power Sector Growth With €33m

EU, Germany Support Nigeria’s Power Sector Growth With €33m

The European Union and Germany yesterday announced a fresh financial package worth €33 million to support further developments in Nigeria’s power sector especially renewable energy. This new package is coming on the heels of the World Bank’s approval of $486 million credit facility for the country’s electricity grid improvements a fortnight ago. The new financial […]

Germany Deports Isis Suspect To Nigeria

Germany Deports Isis Suspect To Nigeria

Germany has deported to Nigeria an alleged Islamic extremist, an ISIS suspect, deemed dangerous by authorities. He is a German citizen, not Nigerian. The German news agency, dpa, reports that the 22-year-old man, who was born in Germany and who had not committed a crime, arrived in Lagos Thursday. The unidentified man was one of […]

Fake News Meets German Racism

Fake News Meets German Racism

The story, about a mob of Arab men rampaging through the well-heeled streets of Frankfurt and sexually assaulting German women as they went, must have been irresistible — so irresistible that Bild, a popular newspaper, published it early this month with little scrutiny. The problem, as the local police soon found, was that it was […]

1,237 Nigerians Stopped From Entering Germany This year

1,237 Nigerians Stopped From Entering Germany This year

 No fewer than 1, 237 Nigerians were stopped from entering Germany this year, as German police are on track to turn away some 20,000 migrants at the country’s borders, airports and sea ports in 2016. From January until the end of November, 19,720 people were stopped from entering the country, the Neue Osnabruecker Zeitung, NOZ, […]

Angela Merkel’s Party Beaten By Rightwing Populists In German Elections

Angela Merkel’s Party Beaten By Rightwing Populists In German Elections

Angela Merkel has suffered a sobering defeat in regional elections in her constituency of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) coming third behind the Social Democrats (SPD) and the rightwing populists Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). Projections late on Sunday night saw the centre-left SPD on 30.5%, the anti-immigration AfD on 20.9%, and the chancellor’s […]

Germany’s Merkel Stands By Refugee Policy Despite ‘Terrifying’ Attacks

Germany’s Merkel Stands By Refugee Policy Despite ‘Terrifying’ Attacks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday described recent attacks in the country and across Europe as “shocking, depressing and terrifying,” but she refused to back down from an open-door refugee policy that has attracted fierce criticism following recent assaults in the country. Germany has been rattled by four attacks in the past two weeks, three […]

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