Hundred of Chadians flee their home after massive floods
18 October 2022 | 7:38 am
Hundreds people fled their homes and businesses in Chad after massive flooding hit the 9th district of Ndjamena on Thursday.
The UN Refugee Agency said this was the highest number of displaced people recorded since World War II. Refugees coming to the EU from Africa's Sahel region could rise, said the report.
The war with Russia is now mostly being fought in the country's east, meaning many who fled the invasion can return home to see what's left and try to rebuild. Ukrainian authorities say at least 2 million have returned in the last few weeks. Jan-Philipp Scholz reports from Bucha.
The Mexican state of Michoacan is facing an unprecedented wave of violence. Since January, more than 800 homicides have been recorded there, making it Mexico's most violent state. While criminal groups wage a war to control territory, the state's residents pay a heavy price: kidnappings, murders and forced displacements. Our correspondents met one local man who decided to stand up to organised crime by leading a vigilante group. For many other residents, though, exile is the only viable choice.
The remains of Congolese icon Patrice Lumumba, the country's first prime minister, are laid to rest in Kinshasa. Belgium returned a tooth belonging to the murdered independence hero earlier this month. Also, African ministers of education were in Paris on Thursday for a UNESCO summit on tackling the devastating effect that the pandemic has had on education.
After years of discussion and agitation, Germany has agreed to return looted African colonial artefacts, including over 1,000 Benin Bronzes that will be repatriated to Nigeria.
Sri Lanka is suffering the worst economic crisis in its history, with fuel shortages bringing the country to a standstill. Many are now convinced leaving is their only option.
Blaise Compaoré had been in exile since 2014 when he was ousted from power by a military coup. He's set to attend a summit on Burkina Faso's future with a number of other former leaders. And also in this programme: legal experts in Tunisia assess the impact the new constitution would have if it is given the greenlight at polls later this month. Finally, Tanzania celebrates its linguistic heritage.
The cost of climate adaptation for some African nations could be more than five times the amount they currently spend on healthcare. A report by the development agency Tearfund looked at 11 countries on the continent as poorer nations struggle to respond to the climate emergency. Meanwhile, young people in Kenya are feeling little motivation to vote ahead of elections in August, and tennis star Ons Jabeur returns home to Tunisia to a cheering crowd.
Germany hosts more than 900,000 Ukrainian refugees, most of them women and children. While many want to return home, others say they plan on staying. DW spoke with two families in Cologne.
Around 5,000 people every day are crossing the border from Afghanistan into Iran. While Tehran is deporting thousands every week, many are still setting out on the perilous journey that often begins in the city of Herat.
Newly released statistics show roughly a third of young Germans have moved out of their parents' homes over the past year, a slight increase. However, fewer young people are getting married and having children.
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