Zimbabwe president pledges probe into protest crackdown
22 January 2019 | 9:06 am
Unrest over a sharp increase in fuel prices had got so bad that Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa cut short an investment-seeking trip to Europe. He promised to investigate "unacceptable" violence by security forces.
13 Nov 2021
Here in northern Europe we've had some very odd weather events in the last few months, including torrential rainfall and deadly floods – which scientists say are a direct consequence of climate change. It's something to focus the mind as leaders and negotiators meet in Glasgow at the United Nations climate summit known as COP26.
17 Nov 2021
In this special edition, we focus on the migrant crisis brewing on the European Union's eastern border. Thousands of people from the Middle East have travelled to Belarus in the hope of entering the EU. Now they are trapped on the border with Poland, desperately trying to survive in freezing conditions. We take a closer look and speak to Kinda Youssef from our InfoMigrants website.
23 Nov 2021
Poland's PM Mateusz Morawiecki slammed Belarus' efforts to use migrants as "weapons" against the bloc ahead of talks with EU leaders. He also accused Belarus of having the "back-room support" of Russian President Putin.
27 Nov 2021
Germany is deep in the midst of its fourth wave, and many of its European neighbors are no better off. Only in southern Europe is the virus still under control.
4 Dec 2021
At least 27 people died as they were attempting to cross from France to England in a rubber dinghy. This tragedy is the result of a collective failure, says Barbara Wesel.
5 Dec 2021
Many of the migrants currently languishing at the Poland-Belarus border come from Iraq. Most of them hail from the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan in the north of the country. This area is often described as a haven of peace, but the reality is somewhat darker. Our correspondent Lucile Wassermann went to meet the Iraqis ready to risk everything to flee their region.
6 Dec 2021
The European rights body has said it will launch disciplinary action over Turkey's repeated refusal to comply with a 2019 ruling to release jailed activist Osman Kavala by the European Court of Human Rights.
15 Dec 2021
Concerns are rising across Europe as a number of countries bring in additional measures to combat a surge in infections.
26 Dec 2021
Across the continent, European governments are introducing restrictions such as limiting opening times for restaurants, pubs and venues.
20 Dec 2021
The EU strives to promote press freedom around the world, but how free are journalists to report inside the bloc? DW reports from Hungary, Poland and Slovenia.
Berlin Zoo bids farewell to Katjuscha the polar bear, who has died at the ripe old age of 37. The elderly bear had been suffering from a heart condition for some time.
Germany's fastest marathon runner has broken record upon record. While Amanal Petros' sporting career could hardly be going any better, he finds it hard to keep his mind off a military conflict back home.
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Guardian Nigeria's Political Editor, Muyiwa Adeyemi speaks to GuardianTV on the aftermath of the Ekiti 2022 guber election.
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Ivorian cashew processors face an uphill battle. Its bid to expand into processing faces competition from Asia. Also Mali's sanctioned but Senegal loses out. The economic interdependence between the nighbours has left Senegalese traders struggling to cope with the knock on effects of penalties imposed on Bamako. And Amidst Months of sometimes deadly protests against an army take over, young Sudanese have been finding respite from the in Khartoum's vibrant cultural scene.
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During Pride Month, the LGBTQ community marches to defend its rights around the world. Our reporters went to meet some members of its older generation in France and Spain. Older gay, lesbian and trangender people often feel invisible within their wider communities and the majority of them suffer from loneliness after family rifts and years of discrimination. But thanks to the work of younger activists and organisations, LGBTQ seniors are gradually emerging from the margins.
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German pharmaceutical company BioNTech has begun construction of an COVID-19 vaccine plant in Rwanda. When completed, it will be the first mRNA vaccine plant in Africa.
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Germany is looking to lower gas demand to ward off long-term shortages as Russia throttles the gas flow. Gas prices for consumers could rise even more as a consequence.
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A traditional mask was recently given by Belgium to DR Congo as part of efforts to advance the return of cultural artefacts taken during the colonial era. False claims have circulated online stating that the returned mask was not the original but a copy. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake.