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The German parliament extends overseas missions for German soldiers

Oct 19, 2017 | www.bundesregierung.de
German soldiers will continue to be deployed overseas, also in Africa

In future the German army (Bundeswehr) will continue to be involved in international missions overseas. The German Parliament has extended the Bundeswehr mandates for the UN missions in Africa, the NATO-led missions in Afghanistan and in the Mediterranean, and the participation in the international anti-IS alliance.

How a young German director documented illegal gold mining in Ghana

Oct 19, 2017 | www.dw.com
Illegal gold trade is a big issue in Ghana

Filmmaker Johannes Preuss has received a student Oscar for his film "Galamsey" which was shot in Ghana and looks at the illegal gold trade there. The German news agency Deutsche Welle (DW) met him to discuss how the country could "turn into a hell".

Call for proposals: Funding of human rights projects in Namibia

Oct 19, 2017 | German Embassy Windhoek

The German Embassy Windhoek wants human rights projects to be funded and fully implemented in 2018. They are calling for proposals of projects that would be financed with up to 70,000 Euro.

Germany condemns attack in Mogadishu

Oct 18, 2017 | Bundesregierung
Terrorist attack in Mogadishu, Somalia

Over 250 people were killed on October 14 in Somalia’s capital. The German government denounced the terrorist attack and wants to support the Somali government by improving the country’s security.

"Dear Germany" project gives journalists a new voice

Oct 18, 2017 | www.dw.com
The investigative journalist Moses Ebokorait is trying to become a journalist in Germany

How do refugee journalists view their new lives in Germany? Newly-launched project "Dear Germany" plans to shed light on their backstory and newfound freedom.

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