Are FARC rebels using weaponised drones?
04 December 2021 | 10:55 am
A video on Facebook claims that FARC rebels in Colombia are now using drones that shoot bullets. But is it actually true?
15 Jan 2021
Government troops on Wednesday repelled an attack by armed rebels seeking to capture the capital Bangui. The conflict-ridden nation is on edge following the December 2020 election.
27 Feb 2021
The Democtratic Republic of Congo has accused the FDLR rebels of killing the Italian ambassador to the country on Monday. But the rebels are shifting the blame to the armies of DR Congo and neighboring Rwanda.
27 Mar 2021
Saudi officials said that eight drones were deployed in the attack. Houthi forces said they also targeted sites owned by Saudi Aramco, and military structures.
13 Apr 2021
Fighting between pro-government and Huthi rebel fighters takes places at the Al-Kasarah frontline in Marib, with missiles and machine guns being fired. Fierce fighting for Yemen's strategic Marib city has killed 70 pro-government and Huthi rebel fighters over the past 24 hours, with battles raging on three fronts.
19 Apr 2021
The US State Department has long warned Americans not to travel to Chad because of unrest and the presence of the jihadist Boko Haram group.
26 Apr 2021
The FACT rebel group, which has been accused of killing President Idriss Deby, says it is willing to discuss a political settlement for the country's future.
15 May 2021
From Guatemala to Iceland and Reunion Island, several volcanoes erupted last month, prompting us to ask what kind of technology is now helping scientists monitor and predict their activity. From satellites to drones but also artificial intelligence, volcanologists have a variety of high-tech tools at their disposal.
22 May 2021
This week in Africa Weekly, Chad's military has declared victory over FACT, the rebel group blamed for killing ex-leader Idriss Deby. The International Criminal Court has sentenced Ugandan warlord Dominic Ongwen to 25 years' imprisonment for war crimes as a key commander of brutal group the Lord's Resistance Army. In Egypt, Muslims celebrate Eid with more ceremony than last year, when Covid-19 shut down festivities at the end of Ramadan. Finally, we explore the world of money changers in Djibouti, an unassuming group of women who keep the wheels of the economy turning.
4 Jun 2021
Four months after the Myanmar military ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and unleashed a brutal crackdown on dissent that has killed hundreds, some urban protesters have fled the cities and reappeared in rebel-held jungle territory, to train for combat against the military regime. Reliable estimates are hard to come by but analysts suspect hundreds of people in Myanmar have trekked into insurgent-held areas to receive crash courses in combat.
29 Jun 2021
The former ruling party in Tigray said it has taken back control of the regional capital Mekele. The city had been under the control of Ethiopia's federal government for eight months.
30 Jun 2021
The rebel Tigray Defense Forces claimed Mekele and Shire were under their control. Experts warn of a precarious situation after Ethiopia's federal government called a unilateral cease-fire.
5 Jul 2021
The Tigray People’s Liberation Front has demanded that "invading forces from Amhara and Eritrea" withdraw from the northern region first. The rebels are also seeking the restoration of their government.
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A small group of women rallied in the Afghan capital for the first time in months, demanding a return of their freedoms, after the Taliban reneged on promises to maintain the marginal gains women made in recent years.
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Europe's second-largest river is continuing to dry up, affecting freight barges and even forcing one passenger ferry to halt its operations entirely. But rain is forecast this week.
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Spaniard Rafa Nadal said Sunday that he hopes to return from an abdominal injury this week in the Cincinnati Open after not playing for more than a month.
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While the fight for supremacy on the battlefield continues, it seems the fight for the hearts and minds of the Russian people may have already been won. Support for the war remains high; so too does indifference. Pollsters are trying to find out why.
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More than three decades after Iran's leader issued a fatwa, Teheran has blamed Rushdie's supporters for the knife attack on the award-winning novelist in the US.
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As calls grow louder in the European Union for a ban on Schengen visas for Russians, thousands of Russian tourists are using Finland as a transit country to the West. DW's Juri Rescheto reports from Riga.