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How Bismarck Plundered Africa’s Juiciest Riches

AFRICANGLOBE - Last month, Germans celebrated the 200th anniversary of Otto von Bismarck’s birth. The Prussian statesman united Germany, but divided Africa. Bismarck became chancellor of Germany in 1871, the same year he united the plethora of princely Germanic kingdoms through means of "iron and blood" following three wars with Denmark, Austria and France.

Mohamed Mursi Fails to Secure Aid, Gets Only Advice

AFRICANGLOBE - Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Mursi failed on his brief Wednesday visit to Berlin to persuade Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel to reduce Egypt's €240 million debt to Germany, the German Der Spiegel magazine reported on Wednesday.