Namibia is less likely to get the full amount that it seeks (reportedly, about N$500 billion) through diplomatic channels. So, to maximise the reparations that it pursues in negotiations with its Goliath (Germany), Namibia will need David’s wits, skill, and a stiff spine. Read more about the Herero And Nama Genocide.
Actor Sonja Morgenstern, a German national who has lived in London since 1996, packed up and moved back to Nuremberg this week in hopes of rediscovering the peace and certainty she lost when Britain voted for Brexit in 2016. “Something is brewing that I feel very uncomfortable with.” Read more.
A planned German highway toll does not discriminate against foreign drivers, a senior adviser to the EU’s top court said on Wednesday, recommending the dismissal of a complaint by Austria. Germany passed a law in 2015 setting in place a charge for use of the country’s highways. It is due to start by 2021.
“We would miss the legendary British black humour and going to the pub after work hours to drink an ale. We would miss tea with milk and driving on the left-hand side of the road. And we would miss seeing the panto at Christmas.” – Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s protege.
Germany’s Angela Merkel, who has headed the CDU for 18 years, had until now always indicated that she believed the posts of party leader and chancellor should be held by the same person.
“She will not stand again for the chairmanship of her party,” a source within the Christian Democratic Union said.