Opinion: Weapons don’t fight pandemics
28 April 2020 | 12:04 pm
10 Apr 2021
US President Joe Biden calls for a ban on military style weapons and large ammunition clips in private hands. "We should also ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines," says Biden at a White House event to unveil a series of measures against what he called the "epidemic" of gun violence.
18 Apr 2021
Vladimir Putin is trying to force the United States and the EU to put pressure on Ukraine's government. The Russian strongman's experiences since 2014 make him think he just might succeed, DW's Konstantin Eggert writes.
30 Apr 2021
India and Pakistan can afford to buy weapons and test ballistic missiles, but they can't cope with the COVID crisis. DW's Shamil Shams says it is time for both to invest in public health and focus less on warmongering.
9 May 2021
A study by the UNCTAD said online sales accounted for almost a fifth of turnover last year. One online retail giant in Africa, Berlin-based Jumia, stood out for a stellar first half of 2020.
20 May 2021
France and all the EU have justified fears of being affected by African countries' economic challenges. Fair cooperation will address those fears and benefit both Europe and Africa, writes DW's Harrison Mwilima.
24 May 2021
Ethics have always been absent in Indian society. To prevent another humanitarian crisis, it must address that fundamental problem, writes Ankita Mukhopadhyay.
27 May 2021
The Middle East is suffering from the worst upheaval in decades, whether it's a result of civil and regional conflicts, anti-government protest movements or economic and environmental crises. The big question for the international community now is how to remove the threat of weapons of mass destruction from the equation – that's nuclear, chemical and biological arms. The role of the Middle East Treaty Organization is to do exactly that. Its director Emad Kiyaei joins us to tell us more.
4 Jul 2021
President Samia Suluhu Hassan has charted her own course since the death of John Magufuli. But Tanzania still operates under her predecessor's directives. Tanzanians are eager for a new path, DW's Sylvia Mwehozi writes.
28 Jul 2021
Small-scale farmers can play a crucial role in creating sustainable food systems. But more investment is needed, writes Sabrina Elba, UN Goodwill Ambassador for the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
14 Aug 2021
The international community must change its course in Afghanistan and stand by the people of the country to preserve the fragile progress that has been made over the past two decades and avoid even greater tragedy.
21 Aug 2021
Europe has long been ignoring the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan. But now that the Taliban has seized power, some Western countries act stunned. This hypocrisy must stop, says DW's Waslat Hasrat-Nazimi.
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Two court rulings in Turkey regarding a femicide case, as well as the legality of the country's exit from a key accord against gender-based violence, are being closely watched by women's rights groups.
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Ukraine is facing the challenge of demining territory invaded by Russia. Now it will receive help from the Colombian military, which built its expertise fighting guerilla groups. DW's Johan Ramirez met soldiers who will lend Ukraine their know-how.
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Several Western European countries are facing a sweltering weekend as summer arrives early. Much of Spain, France and Italy have been put on high alert for wildfires.
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French prosecutors said on Wednesday they were investigating a junior minister in President Emmanuel Macron's government after two allegations of rape were brought against her.
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French politics continues to dominate the papers as Emmanuel Macron desperately seeks an alliance to secure a parliamentary majority. The US Senate finds bipartisan support for new gun possession laws for the first time in 30 years. Organisers of the Miss France beauty pageant introduce radical new changes to shake up the contest. Finally, a man escapes his kidnappers by driving erratically on a highway in order to be stopped by authorities.
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Noise rang out across Senegal's capital Dakar on Wednesday evening as people honked car horns and banged on pots and pans in an unusual form of protest organised by the political opposition ahead of legislative elections next month. Senegal's main opposition coalition, Yewwi Askan Wi, asked its supporters to come to their windows, balconies and doorways and clang lids together at 8pm to signal their anger over the disqualification of their candidates list in the upcoming poll.