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30th August, 2015
Ophelya Ade and her daughter Angela Merkel Picture: Corbis

In a hospital-turned-refugee-hostel in Hanover in Germany lives an adorable six-month-old Ghanaian baby named Angela Merkel.

No joke. Her mother, Ophelya Ade, named her daughter after the German chancellor in gratitude for the care she and her family have received in Germany. “She provided me a shelter and Germany takes care of my children,” she told a TV news station.

I hope the grown-up Angela Merkel is pleased.

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