Somalia finally holds long-delayed election
16 May 2022 | 7:32 am
The Horn of Africa nation chooses its next president on Sunday amid tight security in the capital Mogadishu. The election is over a year behind schedule.
Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has secured a return to office, defeating far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. He called for "peace and unity" after a bitter electoral campaign.
Deforestation has soared under incumbent Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has been rolling back environmental protections and emboldening illegal loggers. More fires are ravaging the Amazon rain forest right now than in over than a decade.
The clean-up continues in Somalia's capital Mogadishu as the death toll from the weekend's bombing claimed by Al Shabaab rises to at least 116. The government is appealing for international help.
Despite being on trial for corruption charges, Israel's longest-serving prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is hoping to make a comeback as Israelis vote in their five election in less than four years. The conservative leader was ousted just 16 months ago by a diverse coalition that united against him but ultimately fell apart.
Some pro-Lula social media users are sharing a video claiming to show roadblocks by Brazilian traffic police, preventing voters from going to the polls on Sunday. While there were police roadblocks that delayed voters that day, this video in particular has nothing to do with the elections in Brazil. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Israel's longest-serving prime minister will return to lead what experts expect will be the country's most right-wing government to date. Benjamin Netanyahu still faces corruption charges, which he denies.
The heavy losses incurred by al-Shabab come after multiple car bombings were recently claimed by the group in Mogadishu.
All 435 seats in the House of Representatives and some 35 Senate seats are being contested in the 2022 US midterm elections. DW has a guide on how these votes work and what's at stake.
President Joe Biden and his predecessor Donald Trump are holding rallies in Maryland and Ohio in one last ditch attempt to mobilize supporters. The outcome could see a swing toward Republicans in the Senate.
The US state of Arizona is among the most hotly contested races in the midterm elections. On the Republican side, the candidate for Governor, Kari Lake, repeated former President Donald Trump's false contention that the 2020 election was "stolen." DW's Ines Pohl reports.
Despite expectations of sweeping losses, Democrats have defeated Republicans in some key races. But projections put Republicans in the lead for the race for control of the House of Representatives.
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