World Cup Qatar 2022: Is there hope for African teams?
By Guardian Exclusive
24 November 2022 | 9:39 am
As the last four games of the opening round of matches of the Qatar 2022 World Cup take place today, African representatives Cameroon and Ghana will come up against Switzerland and Portugal, respectively. Are the Indomitable Lions capable of ripping the efficient Swiss apart, and can the Black Stars dim the glow of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal?
In this article
After coalition wrangling over nuclear power, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has decided that all three plants should run throughout the winter. Germany has been scrambling to reorganize its energy mix amid gas cuts.
A Nigerian court has convicted two young men for a comedy skit on the social media platform TikTok. The skit was to taunt the governor of the Kano State and even though it was meant to be satirical, the court deemed it defamatory. The two comedians spent a few days in prison and received 20 lashes as part of their punishment.
Germany's conservative opposition has held up a landmark welfare reform to provide basic income to some categories of people drawing unemployment benefits. The bill was blocked in the Bundesrat, Germany's upper house.
Germany is opening a quay adapted to import liquified natural gas as Berlin pursues a rapid change to its energy strategy. Police say the construction site has been guarded amid fears of sabotage.
Two Canadians and a top Chinese executive are on their way home after a deal with US authorities put an end to a three year diplomatic spat. Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of China's Huawei telecoms giant, was arrested in Canada in 2018 on US charges of violating sanctions. Weeks later Beijing detained two Canadian citizens in China in what was seen as an act of retaliation.
Germany is deciding whether to completely pull out of the UN's MINUSMA peacekeeping mission in Mali. This comes after Britain and Ivory Coast said they would withdraw their troops.
An NGO is trying to bring access to reliable electricity by implementing small solar systems to make villages independent from the national grid. Importantly, they also show locals how to maintain the systems.
Toru Kubota, a Japanese documentary filmmaker who was sentenced to ten years in prison in Myanmar, has expressed relief after being freed by the junta in an amnesty. Martin Fritz reports from Tokyo.
As we await the start of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, GuardianTV's HurriKane Andrew looks ahead to what could be an exciting month of football, despite all the controversies. We have a question for you though: which of the groups do you consider to be the Group of Death?
German soccer boss Bernd Neuendorf said his team was prepared to be fined for wearing a multi-colored armband in Qatar. He also didn't rule out other protest actions by German players at the World Cup.
Soccer-Saudis stun Messi's Argentina with 2-1 comeback win.
Argentina vs Saudi Arabia Match Result: Saudi Arabia produced one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history to beat Argentina 2-1 in their Group C opener with goals by Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al-Dawsari stunning the favourites on Tuesday.
1 day ago
Many food and beverage companies promise to reduce plastic waste but fail to deliver. We examine the story of ambitious plans, deception and failure — and how to hold companies accountable.
1 day ago
Sporadic protests, arson attacks on enlistment offices and an open letter signed by dozens of local officials calling for Vladimir Putin's resignation: these are just some of the ways ordinary Russians are resisting the war in Ukraine.
1 day ago
Niclas Füllkrug is on a hot streak in the Bundesliga. Is he the solution to Germany's striker problem?
1 day ago
Almost five decades after the death of Spain's right-wing dictator Francisco Franco, the country is making a fresh attempt to offer justice to his victims. A new Democratic Memory law, which came into force in October, makes the state responsible for the search for tens of thousands of those forcibly disappeared during the Spanish Civil War and subsequent dictatorship.
1 day ago
The protests are an unprecedented challenge to Beijing's zero-COVID policy. Authorities are taking drastic measures to keep the movement from spreading any further.
1 day ago
One of the best things about France is its food. Each region has its own culinary wonders that reflect the area's culture and history. Join Genie Godula and Florence Villeminot as they embark on a road trip to discover France's regions through gastronomy. Their first stop is Normandy. Known for its world-famous beaches and towering monuments – like the Mont-Saint-Michel – the region is also a foodie's paradise.