Angela Merkel says she will not seek re-election as German Chancellor (CNN)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Monday that she would not seek re-election when her term expires in 2021. Merkel, who has been Chancellor since 2005, made the announcement during a news conference today in Berlin. “It is time today…

Protesters chained to rail tracks escape death as train driver applies emergency brake (Punch)

A tragedy was narrowly averted during a protest against coal mining in Germany when a train applied its emergency brakes to avoid two demonstrators who had chained themselves to the tracks. The railcar almost ran over the two demonstrators, but…

European shares fall to lowest levels in nearly two years (Nation)

European shares fell to their lowest levels in nearly two years on Tuesday as a new batch of third-quarter earnings failed to offset growing concerns on Brexit, Italy’s budget, Saudi isolation, trade wars, Chinese growth and U.S. interest rates. The…

Ballack ‘surprised’ Loew kept Germany job after woeful World Cup (Punch)

Michael Ballack believes Germany coach Joachim Loew should have lost his job in the wake of their woeful World Cup performance in Russia. Ballack, 42, who captained ‘die Mannschaft’ between 2004-2010, is the first senior figure in German football to…

Euro 2024: Germany beats Turkey to host tournament (BBC)

Germany has beaten Turkey to host Euro 2024 after a vote by Uefa’s executive committee on Thursday. The two countries made final bid presentations before voting took place in Nyon, Switzerland. The decision means Germany will stage the European Championship…

Jim Ovia: Putting the shine on Africa’s rise -Magnus Onyibe

When Emmanuel Macron , President of France, Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom,UK and Angela Merkel, president of Germany recently embarked on state visits to major African countries back-to-back, it was a clear testament to the fact that…

Falconets to face Haiti after 1-0 loss to Germany in World Cup group opener

Nigeria women’s under-20 football team, the Falconets, lost to German counterparts in their opening Group D game at the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. The Falconets were unlucky as they fell to the three-time champions by a lone…

Tom is Lagos Oyinbo

Tom, a music anthropologist from Germany has the hots for Lagos. The city represents a lot of things for him. Find out all about it in the video.

Mexico stuns Germany in World Cup opener (WSJ)

There has been a growing fear in world soccer that the game was turning into a series of permanent mismatches between the haves and the have-lesses. The haves would dominate possession, grind down opponents and eventually score. The have-lesses would…

Merkel on tightrope over disputed migrant policy (Guardian)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was fighting Tuesday to stamp out the first major row within her uneasy coalition, as disputes over her refugee policy returned to haunt her while she negotiates a broad EU asylum deal. The discord within her…

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