Germany - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper Ayo: The Nigerian-Gypsy who won't budge Mon, 28 Mar 2011 16:37:11 +0200 Anyone attempting to prove the redemptive power of music needs to look no further than the Nigerian chanteuse, Ayọ. The 30-year-old soul singer defied all the odds that life stacked against her, successfully signing to Polydor Records in the mid-2000s and releasing <i class="spip">Joyful</i> (2006), <i class="spip">Gravity at Last</i> (2008) and this year's <i class="spip">Billie-Eve</i> in the space of five years. Miles Marshall Lewis Possible HIV cure claimed in Germany Wed, 15 Dec 2010 11:18:13 +0100 <p class="spip">A man with HIV living in Germany may have been cured of his infection by a bone marrow transplant, researchers claim.</p> <p class="spip">In 2007, the man received a bone marrow transplant to treat his leukemia. The transplant — which treats leukemia by essentially rebooting the body's immune system and creating new white blood cells —also had the benefit of wiping out the HIV infection. Now, three and a half years later, the patient remains HIV-free, which suggests he is cured of the disease, the researchers said.</p> <p class="spip">"I'm extremely excited about the result," said Jerome Zack, a researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, who studies HIV infection and was not involved in the study. "It suggests that at least in this one individual, there's a long-term benefit to this approach."</p> Kevin Prince Boateng: The story of a genius in the making Mon, 01 Nov 2010 13:01:22 +0100 If imitation is the measure of success then I am a genius, a paraphrased quote from Oscar Wilde credits mavericks and loners whose behaviour sparks imitations from copycats. Now the famed bohemian's assertions might have been self serving but could also be a viable benchmark for unparalleled human achievement. William Manful How the politics of polarity affects the African continent Mon, 25 Oct 2010 04:40:03 +0200 At any given moment in the global political order power is distributed in a way and manner that favours certain states more than others. Now such states are usually dominant enough to assign their own values to the international political system which has been described as amorphous. So the nature of the distribution of power in the system determines the type of polarity prevailing at any given moment. Four types of polarities have been identified by scholars namely, unipolarity, bipolarity, tripolarity and multipolarity . A shift from one kind of polarity to the other signals a re-arrangement of the global power system hence a new world order ensues. William Manful Germany: A new African library for Berlin Mon, 30 Aug 2010 13:52:27 +0200 The German capital has opened its first African library. Since mid-August, 2010, books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, etc, dedicated to the African continent have been put at the disposal of those who may be interested in learning more about Africa. Birgit Pape-Thoma Ramadan and football: The odd couple? Wed, 04 Aug 2010 14:27:59 +0200 Ramadan, the fasting month for Muslims, begins shortly. But how are sports professionals able to cope with a holy period that is by no means friendly to professional sports? But some Muslim clerics argue that playing football on an empty stomach is not necessarily in line with religious teachings. Ali Makhan Zimbabwe: Diplomatic row begins after Mugabe's funeral comments Wed, 04 Aug 2010 12:43:26 +0200 Zimbabwe's Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi Tuesday summoned three Western ambassadors to his office and demanded an explanation of their walk out on President Mugabe during his speech at the National Heroes Acre in which he attacked their countries for not removing sanctions. Alice Chimora Zimbabwe: Mugabe's undiplomatic speech angers officials Mon, 02 Aug 2010 18:50:06 +0200 A damaging diplomatic row was brewing in Harare Monday with western diplomats indicating that they would leave Zimbabwe after President Mugabe told them to ‘go to hell'. Alice Chimora Chantal Biya says no to new Cameroon coach over sex scandal Mon, 02 Aug 2010 17:13:41 +0200 Usually, you lose your job then your wife. Lothar Matthaus got it all wrong as his young wife had an affair which directly led to his not getting the Indomitable Lions head coach job, due to a veto issued by Cameroon's President's wife, Chantal Biya. Theophilus O'Donkor Dustin Brown, the next Yannick Noah? Tue, 13 Jul 2010 13:01:11 +0200 At 25, the tennis player Dustin Brown did not go unnoticed at the last Wimbledon championship which ended last weekend. This discovery could open the doors of the UK tennis team to him, especially for the Davis Cup. Natacha Mikolo Ghana wave African flag Wed, 23 Jun 2010 22:35:59 +0200 Germany set up a last 16 showdown with England courtesy of a 1-0 win over Ghana at Soccer City, with the Black Stars also going through. Milovan Rajevac can be satisfied: his team is the only African team in the second round. Just like in 2006. Nicholas Mc Anally SAP Participates in New Project to Drive Extractive Industries Transparency in Ghana Fri, 11 Jun 2010 00:06:00 +0200 AP AG (NYSE:SAP) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, acting on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), have announced a development partnership to support Ghana in meeting the global standard for transparency in the oil and mining industries as set by the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). SAP is donating an enterprise performance management (EPM) solution from its SAP® BusinessObjects(TM) portfolio, which the Ghanaian Ministry of Finance will use to monitor and analyze payments and revenue flows from its hard minerals industry as well as from future oil and gas production. The solution will enable Ghana to efficiently quantify revenue flows to government and other stakeholders, identifying reasons for any shortfalls or overshoots. Africa's cultural heritage treasure war with Europe Fri, 14 May 2010 15:31:54 +0200 Looting, museumification, restitution... African cultural heritage experts are calling out ... and rebelling. Egypt, the instigator of an international protest movement has, for several months now, adopted only one watchword: the "restitution" of its treasures, displayed in museums across the Western world. The rallying cry has become a leitmotif of concern that has attracted many other countries to follow Egypt's lead. Syria, Nigeria, Peru and even Greece have joined in the dance, raising a critical question: Would the prized artifacts remain safe in their hands? A controversial issue among both policy makers and African cultural heritage experts. Alicia Koch African cultural heritage fight with the West fuelled by national identity Wed, 12 May 2010 14:47:03 +0200 The question of African cultural heritage in the West is still hanging in the balance. Should their valuable artifacts remain in European and North American institutions that possess the necessary preservation techniques and means or should they be returned to their country of origin where they could forge a much needed sense of national identity? Shock waves created by the international conference on the protection and restitution of "looted" Cultural Heritage which took place in Cairo, April 8, and led by Zahi Hawass, secretary general of the powerful Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, has revived a debate that has long been relegated to furtive whispers. Alicia Koch Egypt leads African countries to recover ancient treasures Wed, 28 Apr 2010 15:43:56 +0200 Egypt, under the leadership of Zahi Hawass, the Egyptian Supreme Leader, is determined to recover its ancient treasures scattered throughout the world. The case, which has reached unimaginable heights and encouraged other countries wishing to get back their artefacts, was set off by a trivial administrative bone of contention. Shahinez Benabed