Doing Your Bit: Generating clean electricity at home
18 October 2021 | 6:25 am
A young Congolese designed a wind turbine in his parents’ backyard in Kinshasa. It generates enough electricity for his household. Now, Francy Kalonji plans to expand production to supply his neighbors with electricity.
Turkey is home to more refugees than any other country in the world, with more than 3 million Syrians and 300,000 Iraqis. But as the years have gone by, many Turks believe these refugees have overstayed their welcome. Now, as the economic crisis in the country gets worse, attacks have begun to escalate, both rhetorically and physically. Our correspondents Ludovic de Foucaud, Shona Bhattacharyya and Hussein Asad report from Bolu, a city whose mayor wants all foreigners out of Turkey.
Nature has its very own information storage technology: DNA. For millions of years, the double helix has been the primary code for all living things. But could DNA also become the ultimate storage solution for our digital information? We take a closer look in this edition of Down to Earth.
Before coronavirus, very few Germans worked from home. Krieger asks if it’s better to get things done alone on your sofa in a tracksuit or together with colleagues in the office in a business suit. Is working from home freedom or social isolation?
It's a triumphant homecoming for the Lions of Teranga as Senegal's national squad returns from their victory over Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations. Meanwhile, there are fears of a humanitarian crisis in Madagascar after Cyclone Batsirai leaves devastation in its wake. Plus, a panel concludes that South African police were not prepared to deal with last year's deadly pro-Zuma riots. It finds that significant intelligence lapses left hundreds dead.
To preserve and honour the legacy of South Africa's iconic leader, Nelson Mandela, his home, which was a symbol of his presidency and struggle against apartheid, has now been transformed into a luxury hotel.
To preserve and honour the legacy of South Africa's iconic leader, Nelson Mandela, his former home in Johannesburg has now been transformed into a luxury hotel.
With several million pieces of mines and explosives lying under the rubble and soil across Iraq, many internally displaced people prefer living in camps to returning home.
As the war in Ukraine continues, the arts and culture sector has ground to a halt. Artist Pavlo Makov was preparing his installation for this year’s Venice Biennale when the Russian invasion arrived at his doorstep in Kharkiv. Pavlo tells us more about the tense situation there, the post-Soviet years that cast a shadow over his creative output and why, as a Ukrainian artist, he refuses to leave his home.
Around 600 Nigerian students return home after being evacuated from Romania and Poland . They had been studying in Ukraine until Russia's invasion. Many report the struggles they faced to leave the country, due to discrimination at the border. And Cape Town's City Hall lights up in blue and yellow - the colours of the Ukrainian flag despite the South African government's efforts to stay neutral in the conflict.
The first group of Nigerian evacuees escaping the Russian invasion of Ukraine arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Friday. Nigerian student Oduola Joshua Adebowale, a first-year medical student said he fled his home with only his documents and laptop after an explosion shook his hostel.
Inventor and environmentalist Carlos Silva wants to help protect the environment by producing cosmetic products free of perfumes and artificial preservatives.
The terms of the cease-fire deal between Azerbaijan and Armenia mean many people who fled the violence in Nagorno-Karabakh are now returning home to a very different reality. DW's Emily Sherwin reports.
1 day ago
Ursula von der Leyen said Ukraine was making progress toward its goal of EU membership and needed to foster business confidence by appointing top anti-corruption officials.
1 day ago
VPN software encrypts all the data on your computer. No hacker or government will be able to decipher this encrypted traffic. Your personal information and internet traffic are safe with the use of a VPN.
1 day ago
Maastricht University has doubled its money thanks to a ransomware attack three years ago. The university plans to help struggling students with its new funds.
1 day ago
Airlines hoping to cash in on renewed demand are facing labor agitation after firing swathes of workers during the pandemic.
1 day ago
We report on a growing and dangerous divide between feminism and transgender rights. Annette Young talks to Dr Finn Mackay, the British sociologist and campaigner who believes that it is possible to back both women's and trans rights. Also #MeToo in the world of athletics where we meet one former French athlete who's shining a spotlight on cases of sexual abuse and violence.