South Koreans vote for new leader after months of political vacuum
09 May 2017 | 7:00 am
South Koreans begin voting to elect a new leader, looking to move on from a corruption scandal that brought down former President Park Geun-hye and shook the political and business elite to the core.
8 Sep 2021
Opposition activists welcomed the news, but say the military has yet to make good on its word. Ousted President Alpha Conde has been seen on video, but would not answer questions about whether he was being mistreated.
8 Sep 2021
Eighty political prisoners detained by Alpha Conde's government, including a number who had campaigned against his third term, were released on Tuesday (september 7) evening following a military coup which deposed the now former Guinean president. Ismael Conde, a former member of Alpha Conde's party who rallied against a third term, left Conakry's central jail thanking the people of Guinea for his liberation and embracing a close relative before disapearing into the crowd.
16 Sep 2021
DW has put together a list of mysterious deaths and disappearances of people critical of Rwanda's government. Monday's killing of businessman Revocant Karemangingo in Mozambique is the latest on the list.
21 Sep 2021
After sixteen years in power and with popularity ratings that many politicians can only dream of, Angela Merkel is preparing to step down as chancellor, leaving a great void for Germany, the EU and the world despite a mixed record and legacy.
23 Sep 2021
The Tunisian army has remained apolitical throughout its modern history. But now, some locals fear the military is getting too close to President Kais Saied's increasingly unconstitutional regime.
10 Oct 2021
Over 100 members of the moderate Islamist Ennahda movement have stepped down due to frustration with their party's leader. Meanwhile, international rights groups have slammed a "power grab" by President Kais Saied.
30 Sep 2021
Germany's Social Democrats have been on the upswing in pre-election opinion polls. DW looks back at the party's over 150 years of tumultuous history.
24 Oct 2021
According to the World Health Organization, access to healthcare in Chad is still at an embryonic stage. The country has limited data on cancer and no department dedicated to its care, meaning those who are diagnosed are often referred to hospitals abroad. But Jean-Bosco Ndihokubwayo, the WHO's representative to Chad, is optimistic about the country's political will to fight cancer, as authorities plans to build a national treatment centre.
25 Oct 2021
Despite a 2020 peace deal and the promise of elections, violence has increased and anti-government demonstrations are gathering pace. But experts say the situation is complex and a hard military coup remains unlikely.
29 Oct 2021
Tunisia's independent media regulator shuttered Nessma TV, owned by President Kais Saied's political rival. Quran Kareem, a religious radio station, was also closed.
4 Nov 2021
The passage of the first budget in three years saves the country from facing its fifth election in two years.
5 Nov 2021
A child who was supposedly injured by Israeli bombs was in fact simply suffering from a skin condition. An Italian fact-checking media ascertained the truth. We take a look at some other examples of truth and falsehoods in images depicting injuries of Palestinians due to alleged Israeli military action. Israeli political communications refer to fabricated images of injuries as "Pallywood", inferring that there are industrial levels of misinformation.
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The steel industry is one of the planet's biggest carbon emitters. An industry-wide project in the Swedish city of Luleå is exploring the use of hydrogen, rather than carbon-emitting coking coal, in the energy-guzzling production process.
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The European Commission wants to ensure that the rights of LGBTQ parents are recognized in all EU countries. But conservative EU member states are expected to push back.
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Vice President Dina Boluarte has been sworn in as the country's first female president, and Pedro Castillo was arrested. Castillo had tried to dissolve Congress in a bid to avoid impeachment.
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In eastern DR Congo, fighting between the M23 rebel group and the Congolese army has already forced 400,000 people to flee. Since March, more than 100,000 civilians have found refuge in Uganda. Hundreds of families arrive every week in the country, which is already home to 1.5 million refugees.
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China relies heavily on Saudi oil and is expected to sign a number of agreements with Riyadh. This is Xi's third overseas visit since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.