Africans fleeing Ukraine accuse Germany of double standards
28 May 2022 | 2:16 pm
After suffering racism while fleeing the war in Ukraine, many Africans say they are now experiencing further discrimination in Germany.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine is being felt far and wide. The ravaged agricultural industry is causing shortages of staples such as wheat, sunflower oil, and corn. DW met a farmer struggling to pick up the pieces after Russian troops destroyed his livelihood.
Mikhail Kasyanov, who served as prime minister under Vladimir Putin in the early 2000s, told DW he believed that the Russian president had "already started to realize that he's losing this war."
In a blow to Chancellor Olaf Scholz's SPD party, voters backed the conservatives, CDU, in an election Germany's most populous state. The Greens meanwhile more than doubled the number of votes they received.
Relief supplies for Ukraine are collected in the German city of Dresden and taken to northern Romania, where they are picked up by volunteers from Chernivtsi in Ukraine. It is a special aid route.
Rising energy and commodity prices resulting from Russia's war in Ukraine are slowing Europe's economic growth and increasing inflation.
Hundreds of Pakistanis studying in Ukraine were brought home after Russia invaded the Eastern European country. Now they can neither go back nor find a place in local universities.
The influx of cash aims to support the financing of Ukraine's government, as Russia's war has decimated tax revenue. The grant is part of over €18 billion pledged by G7 finance ministers during their summit in Germany.
A patient in the German state of Bavaria has been infected with monkeypox, according to the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology in Munich. First cases were also detected in France and Belgium.
Germany's parliament decided how it will engage militarily with the West African country, which witnessed another coup last year.
As Berlin seeks to ween itself off Russian energy sources, Chancellor Scholz has said Qatar "plays an important role" in energy policy. The visiting Emir of Qatar has confirmed could start LNG deliveries by 2024.
The Ukrainian government has been unable to collect taxes since Russia's invasion, and now international support aims to prop up its budget.
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