Germany’s health minister on Friday said people who are vaccinated against COVID will not have to go into full lockdown again and will enjoy more freedoms than unvaccinated people in case of another virus resurgence. “As long as there are no mutations that impact the protection from vaccines… then being[…]
A team of German technical experts is expected to touch down in South Africa on Thursday to provide essential services to local German businesses and local entities, such as embattled Eskom. This agreement is the result of close cooperation between International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor and Foreign Minister[…]
The world’s first trial of a senior member of the Syrian military for war crimes is underway in Germany despite ongoing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because both the accused are in custody, German law says it is important to proceed with the case quickly in the interests of[…]
The Department of International Relations says it appreciates the concerns that some Western countries have raised about corruption in South Africa but adds that established diplomatic protocol should have been followed. The United States (US), United Kingdom (UK), Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland, through their diplomatic heads in South Africa, wrote[…]
The UK, France and Germany have denounced writer Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, demanding urgent clarification from Saudi Arabia over his death. A joint statement said the explanation that Mr Khashoggi died after a “fist fight” in the consulate in Istanbul needed “to be backed by facts to be considered credible”. President[…]
Skulls and other remains of massacred tribespeople used in colonial-era experiments to push claims of European racial superiority were handed over by Germany to Namibia at a church ceremony in Berlin on Wednesday. In what historians call the first genocide of the 20th century, soldiers of German Kaiser Wilhelm slaughtered[…]
Mesut Ozil’s decision to immediately retire from the German national team has caused shockwaves online after the Arsenal star accused the German Football Association (DFB) of racism and treating him as “a German when we win, and an immigrant when we lose”. Ozil, who is considered one of the greatest[…]
German investigators are hunting for possible suspects responsible for three explosions that rocked Dortmund football team’s bus, injuring a player. The assault, described by Dortmund city’s police chief as a “targeted attack” against the team, shook German football ahead of a Champions League quarter-final at home to Monaco. Borussia Dortmund’s[…]
A high school in a western German city has banned Muslim pupils from publicly praying, saying that all the religious acts associated with it are “provocative” to other students, sparking a heated debate about freedom of religion in the country. The school in Wuppertal sent a note to staff in[…]
More than 2,500 refugees in Germany were attacked last year, according to a report by the interior ministry, raising fears over the safety of those who have fled war and persecution. In a statement on Sunday, the interior minister citing police figures said that Germany recorded more than 3,500 attacks[…]
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