German minister calls for immediate ban on plastic bags
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The minister has proposed a ban in Germany similar to those in place in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. Gerd Müller said that the issue was crucial to mankind's survival.
26 Sep 2021
The prevalence of hearing impairment in adults is almost 12%, and 10% in children, the Kampala Audiology and Speech Centre says. Specialists want the government to make surgery available to poor families. Some Ugandans will blame witchcraft rather than seeking proper treatment.
3 Oct 2021
A rescue center in southern Kenya is a haven for elderly people accused of witchcraft. The residents have often had to run for their lives to escape being killed by their families.
25 Sep 2021
A Rwandan court is expected to issue a verdict on Paul Rusesabagina. His story, in which he saved scores of people during the Rwandan genocide, inspired the film 'Hotel Rwanda,' but now Kigali accuses him of terrorism.
14 Oct 2021
2 million Kenyans face severe drought, with many at risk of starvation as a crippling drought stalks northern counties. Already many domestic livestock and wild animals have succumbed to thirst and hunger.
10 Oct 2021
Civil society organizations are calling for fathers in Rwanda to have more paternity leave. But some say men's attitudes to childcare and housework need to change first.
10 Oct 2021
University students in Kenya have developed an indoor purifier and air monitor. They're hoping their low-cost invention will allow more families to breath clean air at home.
17 Oct 2021
Somalia comes out on top in its long-running sea border row with Kenya. The two nations disagree over where the line should be drawn, in a part of the Indian Ocean believed to be rich in oil and gas. The UN's top court has awarded Somalia control of the disputed area. Also, the first paragliding wheelchair is now in use in Cape Town. Our reporters take you along for the ride.
24 Oct 2021
In northern Kenya, the ribs of dead sheep and donkeys stretch towards the blazing sun as parched herders trudge past, a day's march from water. The value of their skinny goats is falling as fast as the prices scrawled on the sacks in the market are shooting up. "Goats are unsellable, cows are even worse to sell and our children are starving," Moses Loloju, an Isiolo herder who volunteered to help distribute food donations from the county government. More than 465,000 children under five and over 93,000 pregnant and breastfeeding women are malnourished in the northern region, the U.N. says.
23 Oct 2021
While his neighbors were busy clearing their land, John Ole Saeni decided to maintain part of the natural forest on his rural property. The retired teacher's efforts have created a little oasis for three zebras who would usually migrate to greener pastures.
3 Nov 2021
Kenya's electoral commission aims to enroll 6 million new voters in a mass registration drive. But it's failing dismally to meet this target.
6 Nov 2021
Team Lionesses created in 2019 is stationed near the community land around Amboseli National Park. Members of the all-female rangers unit are selected based on high school level, fitness and an interest in wildlife conservation.
Many users on social media are spreading baseless rumours that the Texas school shooter was transgender. Many users also erroneously claim that mass shootings "resumed" under Joe Biden and that there were none or fewer shootings under President Donald Trump. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiadis granted an interview to FRANCE 24 from the capital Nicosia. The northern third of the Republic of Cyprus has been under Turkish domination since 1974. Anastasiadis said that Russia's invasion of Ukraine uses the "exact same arguments that Turkey used to invade Cyprus". Asked about tensions with Turkey over hydrocarbons, he expressed hope that Ankara will not "will not attempt to do anything that will cause conflagration and risk peace in the region".
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A picture on social media is being shared as alleged proof that Russian President Vladimir Putin has stepped up his security and wears a bulletproof vest. Also, some users, including politicians, are claiming that Russian soldiers burned Ukrainian history books. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.