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Meet Angela Merkel, a baby born to refugee mother in Germany

Ophelya Ade named her daughter after the German leader as a display of admiration

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Far from Berlin, a former hospital in Hanover is now the home of six-month-old Angela Merkel, who shares the temporary home with her mother and hundreds of other refugees from around the Middle East.

Ophelya Ade, who arrived in Germany as a refugee from Ghana with two children, decided to name her new daughter born in February after the German leader as a display of admiration and gratitude for the country.

“She is a big woman,” the mother told German television channel NDR.

“She provided me a shelter, and Germany takes care of my children,” the Washington Post translated the local German TV channel as saying.

Ade hopes her daughter will grow up to be “president” one day. Little Merkel is a German citizen as her father is German, the Post reported citing DPA news agency.