Celebrity appeal raises €500,000 for Sea-Watch captain
02 July 2019 | 6:39 am
A funding campaign for the arrested captain of a rescue vessel has raised half a million euros. Sea-Watch 3 skipper Carola Rackete faces prison after forcing her way into port with a boat carrying migrants.
26 Sep 2021
Cuban authorities launch a national campaign to vaccinate children aged two to 18 against Covid-19. With the Delta variant spreading across the island of 11.2 million, the country's health care system has been pushed to the brink, and the government says it will only gradually re-open schools for in-person instruction in October after the vaccination campaign among children is completed.
25 Sep 2021
Vaccination fatigue and anti-vaxxer movements have slowed down vaccination programs in EU countries like Germany and France, but not so in Spain. After a slow start, the country’s inoculation campaign is now running smoothly. Only 6% of Spain’s population has refused to get vaccinated.
22 Sep 2021
While the Taliban have said only that female students must observe hijab, without giving more details, women dressed in black robes at a pro-Taliban rally in Kabul September 11 raised fears that the Islamist group will reintroduce mandatory wearing of head-to-toe garments. This week we spoke to two Afghan women who told us more about the Taliban's dress code – and the women who are fighting against it in the streets and online with the hashtag #DoNotTouchMyClothes.
5 Oct 2021
Tonight we take a look at the Covid-19 situation in South Africa. The country is about to expand its vaccination campaign. President Cyril Ramaphosa has also eased the restrictions and announced that the government would put in place a standardized vaccination certificate. We also head to Guinea, where Colonel Mamady Doumbouya has been sworn in as the interim President… and to Cameroon as international NGO's try to fight back against a government crackdown.
5 Oct 2021
We take a look at the Covid-19 situation in South Africa, which is about to expand its vaccination campaign. President Cyril Ramaphosa has also eased restrictions and has announced that the government will put in place a standardised vaccination certificate. We also head to Guinea, where Colonel Mamady Doumbouya has been sworn in as interim president. Finally, in Cameroon, we see how international NGOs are fighting back against a government crackdown.
30 Oct 2021
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5 Nov 2021
An anti-discrimination campaign to promote acceptance of the hijab has been canceled by the Council of Europe following outrage in France and across Europe. Some are furious it was even made, others that it was pulled.
8 Nov 2021
The drive is the first to take place against the disease in three years. The Taliban had banned previous campaigns, leaving millions of children unvaccinated.
17 Nov 2021
September 26 was an historic moment in Germany. That day, voters went to the polls to choose who would succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor after almost 16 years at the helm. But the election campaign was littered with fake news. We take a closer look in this edition of Fact or Fake.
11 Dec 2021
Jedidia Ojo Kayode, a primary 5 pupil of Treasure Trove Montessori, Ogbomosho has became an internet sensation shortly after his campaign speech video for the role of the head boy of his school went viral.
27 Dec 2021
Somalia's women's rights activists have long been calling for increased female representation in the country's parliament.
8 Jan 2022
When Emmanuel Macron first ran for president five years ago, he touted himself as a disruptor; a leader who could reform France from outside the box of the traditional political parties. It turns out the reformer can sometimes be a loose cannon. We ask our panel about the incumbent's latest shock statement that's got the chattering classes going in Paris.
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The International Olympic Committee are making plans to reintegrate Russia and Belarussian athletes. Polish sports minister Kamil Bortniczuk has claimed that up to 40 countries could boycott the 2024 Olympics in protest.
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Andrea Riseborough's surprise Oscar nomination for "To Leslie" shows how social media is transforming awards campaigning.
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With the latest increase, the Fed's target interest rate is set in a range between 4.50% and 4.75% — its highest level since late 2007. The Fed has been rapidly hiking rates since March of 2022 in a bid to snuff out persistent inflation.
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A Kobe Bryant game-worn jersey is expected to set a record when it hits the auction block at Sotheby’s from February 2 to 9.
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At a memorial to victims of Argentina's military dictatorship, Germany's Olaf Scholz said it made him think of Iran's ongoing crackdown on protesters. He also visited a VW factory.
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The European Union is set to introduce new rules that would enable governments in the bloc to support their green industries. New laws in the USA and China are forcing the EU to adapt. France and Germany applaud the move.