Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Around the World in Five Minutes

Germany Elects First Black Ministers

Charles Huber (left) and Karamba Diaby first black MPs elected in Germany
In a historic move this week, Germany elected its first two black Members of Parliament. Karamba Diaby and Charles Huber, both of Senegalese origin, were elected into the Social Democrat Party and the ruling Christian Democratic Party respectively. Mr Diaby, 51, described his election into the German Parliament as being 'of historical importance'. Nearly one in five of Germany's 80 million population are immigrants. However, less than six per cent of Germany's MPs are from minority groups.