Audi agrees to pay R13bn fine to settle emission case

2018-10-16 22:34

Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit will pay a fine of $927m (about R13bn) to settle an investigation by German prosecutors into the carmaker’s cheating on emissions regulation.

German car parts supplier Continental bans WhatsApp from work phones

2018-06-06 11:29

German car parts supplier Continental said it was banning the use of WhatsApp and Snapchat on work-issued mobile phones "with immediate effect" because of data protection concerns.

German killer nurse behind over 100 patient deaths - police

2017-11-10 08:46

A male nurse jailed for life in Germany two years ago for murdering patients with lethal drugs is responsible for the deaths of more than 100 patients, investigators say.

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.


The German massacre of Namibia's indigenous tribes

2018-08-29 10:34

The massacre of modern-day Namibia's indigenous Herero and Nama groups by German imperial troops more than a century ago is considered by some historians to be the first genocide of the 20th century.

Fugitive ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont held by German police

2018-03-25 13:17

The lawyer for fugitive former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says that he is being held by German police.

German woman's letter to man who fled Nazis stirs memories

2017-10-25 10:18

Peter Hirschmann has often recounted his own story of fleeing Germany as a teenager to escape Adolf Hitler's persecution of the Jews. However, a surprise letter from Nuremberg stirred very different thoughts of his past.

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.

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.

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