Thursday, 2nd December 2021

German floods: Leaders agree on €30-billion reconstruction fund

German regional and federal leaders have agreed to share the costs of rebuilding after July's devastating floods. Chancellor Angela Merkel called it a symbol of "national solidarity."


9 Aug 2018
The renovation of a school is inexplicably abandoned, although funds had been earmarked for it. The citizens' group Track investigates incidents like this in an effort to tackle corruption by monitoring the implementation of government projects.
30 Nov 2019
The Senate on Tuesday began consideration of a bill to amend Nigeria’s Electoral Act. The Bill which scaled Second Reading is For an Act to Amend the Electoral Act (No.6), 2010. According to the Sponsors, Senators Ovie Omo-Agege (APC, Delta Central) and Abubakar Kyari (APC, Borno North), the bill which has 26 clauses seeks to amend the Electoral Act to strengthen and protect Nigeria’s democracy, as well as “cure specific mischief plaguing our (Nigeria’s) elections and electoral processes."
18 Dec 2019
Asylum-seekers are continuing to arrive on the shores of the Greek islands such as Lesbos and Samos, with the crisis only getting worse. The Greek government predicts 100,000 more people to arrive from Turkey in 2020.
16 Feb 2020
Western intelligence acquired top secret information on global governments through their hidden control of an encryption firm, Crypto AG, according to media reports. Swiss authorities are investigating the allegations.