Germany: Activists apologize for Holocaust memorial with ‘victim ashes’
08 December 2019 | 11:14 am
A German art-activist collective has apologized after a public outcry over a "tasteless" memorial it erected in Berlin that claims to contain the ashes of Nazi victims. "We made mistakes," the group said.
Nigerian activists have intensified their advocacy and campaign against female genital mutilation, or FGM. The practice, which has been outlawed in the country, is still prevalent in some communities. Activists say victims live with trauma and health complications for the rest of their lives. They're pushing for better protection for girls.
Voters returned to polling booths across the German capital after a botched 2021 election was declared invalid. More voters picked the center-right CDU than any other party, but its candidate may not get to be mayor.
Tunisian police arrested two political activists and a businessman amid growing concerns over political freedoms in the country.
RB Leipzig and Union Berlin are contrasting clubs in just about every way. On Saturday, it was overachieving Union who came out on top once again, with a fifth straight win that means their sights are set higher still.
Following an election victory in Berlin, Germany's Christian Democrat leader Friedrich Merz claimed vindication for his conservative shift. But building a coalition could still prove difficult.
Three pieces from Ismar Littmann's art collection will be given back to his heirs, decades after the works were stolen by the Nazis. The lawyer and art collector died in 1934 after facing antisemetic persecution.
The devastating floods which hit Pakistan last year raised the pressure on the government to fight climate change. But many climate activists have faced retaliation from the state for speaking out in the past.
Iranian-German dual national Jamshid Sharmahd was sentenced to death in Tehran. His daughter has told DW that Germany should have intervened earlier.
Organizers of the Rebellion for Peace protest have been criticized for playing into Russian President Vladimir Putin's hands. Far-right groups have told their supporters to show up, prompting a strong police presence.
Belarusian activists have claimed that they caused severe damage to a Russian surveillance plane, likely used against Ukraine, in an act of sabotage in Belarus. There has been no response from Minsk or Moscow.
Hong Kong has undergone dramatic changes since the imposition of the national security law in the summer of 2020. Many pro-democracy politicians and activists have been arrested.
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