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WATCH: 'Skulls of My People' documentary explores why Namibia is a 'time bomb'

2017-05-23 17:02

Germany is in negotiations with Namibia about the phrasing of the first official apology for General von Trotha’s extermination orders that led to the murder of around 100 000 Ovaherero and Nama people between 1904 and 1908 in the German colony of then South West Africa.

German broadcaster says Burundi reporter held in DRC

2017-05-22 20:02

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle has demanded the immediate release of its Burundian correspondent who was arrested last week in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

'Algeria's Orwell' urges writers to fight fundamentalism

2017-03-03 17:25

Algerian writer Boualem Sansal, whose novel "2084" depicted a dystopian state governed by religious law, says writers and artists need to join the fight against Islamic extremism.

Algeria president 'doing well' after health scare: party chief

2017-02-27 17:28

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is "doing well" despite a health scare last week which forced him to postpone a meeting with the German Chancellor, the general secretary of his party said.

German paediatrician jailed for serial child abuse

2016-03-10 18:09

A German court has sentenced a paediatrician to more than 13 years in jail followed by indefinite preventive detention for sexually abusing 21 boys as young as four.

German rail passengers face more chaos

2015-05-20 18:12

German rail travel was paralysed by an open-ended strike, as the government prepares a law to stop unions from bringing entire sectors to a standstill.

Germany scraps $140m arms deal with Russia

2014-08-04 14:21

Germany has stopped a major deal to provide a fully equipped training camp to Russian forces due to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the government says.

Global warming turns up the heat

2013-01-14 16:33

Global warming has caused monthly records for heat to increase fivefold in frequency, according to a study by scientists in Germany and Spain.

Kenyan priest awarded rights prize

2012-04-17 09:07

Kenyan priest John Webootsa has been awarded a French-German human rights prize for his work in one of the most overcrowded slums in the East African country, organisers of the prize say.

 

German growth broadens as economy has best quarter in a year

2017-05-23 09:30

From consumer spending to investment to exports, all parts of the German economy has helped to push growth to 0.6% in the first quarter, the fastest in a year.

German FM says Libya camps no solution to migrant woes

2017-05-02 22:27

Germany will not back a proposal establishing camps in Libya to corral migrants heading for Europe, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has said at the African Union's headquarters.

Police officer: Not clear if ransom was paid for Germans

2017-02-27 20:20

Nigerian police say it is not clear if a ransom was paid for the release of two German archaeologists freed over the weekend

German delegation in Zim to seek investment opportunities – report

2016-12-26 17:01

A delegation of German investors has reportedly visited Zimbabwe to seek business opportunities in energy saving projects as well as in information communication technologies.

German captive released in northern Afghanistan

2015-05-29 10:09

A German national kidnapped by Taliban militants in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz has been released, police have confirmed.

German rail strike set to continue

2014-11-07 10:00

A German court has dismissed an attempt by rail operator Deutsche Bahn to halt a nationwide strike that has paralysed the country.

Woman shoots dead 10 of her dogs, self

2013-02-12 21:40

A German woman, who lived with 13 dogs, has shot dead 10 of her pets and then killed herself when authorities came to take away the animals.

Man tells customs lizards were for lunch

2012-05-09 18:17

A German man stopped at customs with 49 live exotic lizards in his bag claims they had been destined for the cooking pot and even offered to bite one's head off to prove it, say officials.

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