Kenya: the danger of illegal abortions
09 January 2021 | 6:40 am
In Kenya, abortion is strictly prohibited except in cases of rape or medical emergency. Women and girls risk their lives with back-alley abortionists. DW's Mariel Müller met a young woman who survived an unsafe abortion and the man who carried it out.
9 Feb 2022
Nigerian civil servant and mother of four Grace Ekang has been having chest pains lately, and when she sneezes, black stains appear on her handkerchief. Inside her house in the Rivers state city of Port Harcourt, Ekang has noticed that the soot gathering on her floor is getting heavier. She and other residents blame this on illegal, makeshift oil refineries scattered across the Niger Delta.
16 Feb 2022
The CEO of Kenya Airways Allan Kilavuka gives an update on efforts to turn around the airline's operations, which have been severely constrained by COVID-19 and a financial crisis that predates the pandemic.
20 Feb 2022
A viral video circulating on Facebook and Twitter since January 30 claims that "four busloads of illegals" between the ages of 18 and 25 were dropped off in a hotel in the US state of Florida. Is this really the case? Also, was the East German Communist flag erected during this year's Beijing Winter Olympics? We find out in this edition of Truth or Fake.
20 Feb 2022
Lucy Wangari started an unusual consulting business: dealing with onion farming. She's made the niche her own in Kenya, and wants to spread knowledge beyond big commercial farms.
9 Mar 2022
Moderna has announced that its first mRNA vaccine facility in Africa will be located in Kenya with an aim of producing 500 million doses a year.
20 Mar 2022
Artisans at Kenya's African Bone Workshop make ornaments out of an unusual material: discarded animal bones. The objects don't just provide their makers with an income, they also help protect the environment.
26 Mar 2022
Kenyan lawyer Harman Grewal developed a little legal helper: an artificially intelligent lawyer called Nadia to help Kenyans access free legal advice.
6 Apr 2022
Kenya plans to pay subsidy arrears to fuel sellers this week amid shortages at the pumps. Like many developing economies, Kenya has been reeling with rapidly rising fuel prices, accelerated by the conflict in Ukraine.
7 Apr 2022
With three days to go until the first round of the presidential election, French voters are uninterested and undecided, leaving paper La Croix concerned about the country's future. Is alarm over a possible far-right victory a campaign strategy of Emmanuel Macron, or is far-right contender Marine Le Pen "more of a threat than ever before"? We also look at reactions in Burkina Faso to the trial over Thomas Sankara's 1987 assassination, as well as US sanctions on Vladimir Putin's daughters and French campaign goodies.
13 Apr 2022
Congolese authorities say they'll clamp down on shoddy construction after an accident in Kinshasa in February in which 26 people were killed. Also, a top Nigerian model agency launches a search for the face of a continent. And we head into the deep blue with South African freediving instructor Zandi Ndhlovu.
20 Apr 2022
Damaris Muthee Mutua, 28, was found dead in a Kenyan town that is famous for producing champion runners — where Olympic runner Agnes Tirop was killed last year.
22 Apr 2022
With the climate crisis beginning to gain some traction in the France presidential campaign, we focus on a clean but little exploited source of power: geothermal energy, which creates electricity from the Earth's heat. Kenya has become a major producer, with its geothermal power plants now providing a third of the country's electricity. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Camille Nedelec and Jennie Shin.
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Ismail Mashalm, the man who tore up his academic records on television to protest the ban on the education of women and girls, was detained for "provocative actions."
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Hit by a scorching heatwave, the South American country is struggling to contain fires that have engulfed 151 forests.
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The Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, first signed in 2014, allows for US troops to set up temporarily at Philippine military bases to thwart Chinese ambitions.
4 hours ago
In the run-up to midterm elections in the United States, Republicans and Democrats are waging a battle over immigration. Republican governors from Texas, Arizona and Florida have sent more than 10,000 migrants to cities run by Democrats.
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Japanese citizens will once again be able to get Chinese visas, Beijing said, reversing a previous ban over COVID testing China had slammed as "discriminatory."