Congo wildlife centre gives orphaned chimps a sanctuary amid violence
05 May 2022 | 6:12 am
In eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Lwiru Primates Rehabilitation Centre gives chimpanzees and monkeys a safe place to recover after they are rescued from the hands of poachers or illegal owners who tried to domesticate them.
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The number of people impacted by gun violence in the United States has surged dramatically recently. DW’s Ines Pohl reports from Washington DC, which has seen its highest number of shootings in 16 years.
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India's federal government wants to deport Myanmar nationals entering the country after the military coup there, but the northeastern state of Mizoram wants political asylum for them.
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The former South African president's medical parole was found to be "unlawful". He was instructed to return to jail to serve out the remainder of his sentence.
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Militias rule northeastern Congo through fear and bloodshed. The central government has little to no authority here. Mama Faida saw her own family murdered - and joined a militia to seek revenge.
Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, is reported to be calm but tense after the worst violence in decades. The Interior Ministry has said more than 5,000 people were arrested. The death toll from the unrest remains unclear.
As media attention focuses on a group of women sexually assaulted in Milan on New Year's Eve, we take a look at efforts to combat sexism in Italy. Also human rights activists say accusations of sorcery are being used in Kenya to force elderly widows off their land. Plus we've all heard the jokes about women drivers. So in an attempt to end stereotypes, Argentina has included mandatory gender awareness training in its driving school programs.
Iraq is at a crossroads as the losers of the country's recent elections are using violence in an attempt to overturn the results of the vote. At the same time, a genuine opposition is emerging for the first time.
A coup in Burkina Faso follows military takeovers in Guinea and Mali as civilian administrations are blamed for a failure to tackle a rise in insurgent violence.
Clashes took place on the Champs-Elysées in Paris last Saturday as a "Freedom Convoy" entered the French capital. In that context, old videos dating from 2019 were shared on social media – we sift through some of those that went viral.
The UN Human Rights Council is opening an investigation into violations surrounding the latest Gaza violence, and into "systematic" abuses in the Palestinian territories and inside Israel. DW's Tania Krämer reports on tensions in Israel's mixed cities.
'I hope this violence, cruelty end soon', young woman, choking back tears, says after 6 days in shelter
Sofiya, one of thousands of Kyiv residents who spent their sixth night at a metro station seeking shelter from Russian missile and rocket attacks, choked back tears as she spoke about Ukrainian families' ordeal. "It is terrible how many kids are there. We want to live as independent, normal country. And thank you that so many countries can hear us and support us. I hope all this violence and cruelness ends soon, ” she said.
We look at some evocative front pages from British weekly The Economist and French daily Libération. But first, French President Emmanuel Macron announces his re-election bid in next month's presidential election in France. His announcement is not a surprise, but is overshadowed by continued bloodshed in Ukraine.
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The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, giving rise to Russia and 14 independent states. Now it seems Russian President Vladimir Putin no longer respects the sovereignty of those other nations. That’s led to a new patriotism in the ex-Soviet states.
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The head of Europe's largest nuclear power plant was kidnapped, Ukraine's nuclear power company said. Meanwhile, Ukrainian forces surrounded some 5,000 Russian soldiers in the key city of Lyman.
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The boat set off from the Western Sahara some nine days ago, carrying 34 migrants attempting to flee to the Spanish islands. Thousands of migrants attempt the trip each year, in search of a better life.
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The mountain of shoes belonging to those killed at Auschwitz-Birkenau is among the site‘s most haunting memorials. Teri Schultz reports on steps being taken to ensure this history doesn't get lost.
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Moroccan prisoner of war, Brahim Saadoun, returned home on Saturday after Russia agreed to release 10 foreigners captured in Ukraine following a prisoner exchange brokered by Saudi Arabia.