Austria leads international bust of massive human trafficking ring
14 May 2022 | 1:47 pm
Authorities arrested 205 people tied to Central and Eastern European gangs smuggling tens of thousands of Syrians in the EU. The €150 million ring used Vienna as a hub to move migrants from Hungary to Germany and France.
In Lomé, the capital of Togo, Jacques Logoh has good reason to be cheerful. The young designer and founder of the Togo International Fashion Festival has made it his mission to ensure the event embodies the values of diversity. Alex and Kim are androgynous models. They're walking for – among others – Fauvette Nacto, in a show that's a celebration of marriage in all its forms.
The Ukrainian government doesn't want its athletes competing against Russians. But some think that sends out the wrong message and risks surrendering the platform of international sport to Russian propaganda.
Bulgarian writer Georgi Gospodinov has won the prestigious award for his novel "Time Shelter," a story of patriotic nostalgia also driving Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The UNEP's recommendations for achieving an 80 percent reduction globally in plastic pollution by 2040 included: Promoting more options for re-using plastic, including refillable bottles, bulk dispensers, deposit-return schemes and packaging take-back programs.
In 2022, UN Member States agreed to start negotiating a new global treaty to end plastic pollution. This is a historic step towards protecting wildlife, the environment, and humans from the harmful effects of plastic pollution.
Romanian officials have forwarded charges against divisive online influencer Andrew Tate for trial. He is accused of human trafficking, rape and forming a criminal gang.
International donors on Monday pledged close to $1.5 billion in humanitarian aid to Sudan and the broader region, responding to a call by the United Nations to boost aid amid a conflict that has forced some 2.2 million people from their homes.
A quartet of African leaders headed out to Russia and Ukraine on a peace mission aimed at helping resolving the war between the countries that began last February with Russia's invasion of it's neighbour. South Africa's International Relations Minister, Naledi Pandor speaks to Georja Calvin-Smith about the mission's impact and limitations.
The new Museum of African-American history in South Carolina stands on a former wharf that was among the world's largest landing sites for enslaved Africans.
Human trafficking in sports is easily one of the most subdued talking points in the order of social vices in Africa. In this episode, we explore more on this topic and elaborate on how to curb the situation.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has told some 80 countries that the drug fentanyl is likely to spread further than the US. Washington at least partly blames China, which did not attend the meeting.
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