The Catholic Church: Power and abuse of power?
15 January 2023 | 2:59 pm
The sexual abuse scandal in Germany's Catholic Church continues as a leading cardinal offers his resignation to Pope Francis. So, can the church be reformed? Guests: Anna Diouf (Maria 1.0), Max Cappabianca (priest), Matthias Katsch (abuse survivor organisation)
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As football superstars like Karim Benzema head to Saudi Arabia, and the kingdom announces a bombshell golf merger, we're asking what role sport plays in Saudi soft power. And is this a case of "sportswashing"? We speak to Yasmine Farouk, a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
South Africa is grappling with its most severe power crisis in history. DW meets courageous journalists who delved into the underlying causes of the so-called load-shedding crisis. Their investigation revealed a complex network of criminal syndicates and rampant government corruption.
Ten years ago this week, Egypt's first democratically elected president was ousted in a coup d'état. Mohamed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, was propelled to power by the Arab Spring. His dramatic fall was orchestrated by Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a military general who promised to bring stability to Egypt. A decade later, the country's economy is in dire straits and Sisi rules with an iron fist.
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is aiming to use a snap election to shore up his popular support. What can voters expect from his extended leadership?
In the current climate and energy context, the search for sustainable solutions has become a global issue. Recently, American scientists achieved a tech breakthrough: transmitting solar energy collected in orbit and beaming it back to Earth. This development could pave the way for a new era of continuous renewable energy production.
The ongoing heatwave in the northern hemisphere highlights the critical importance of reducing carbon emissions and transitioning to renewable energy sources. REN21, a think tank specialising in energy policy, closely monitors the progress of renewable power on an annual basis. According to their global report for 2022, renewable energy achieved a record share of 30% in electricity generation, but still faces challenges in sectors such as heat and fuel.
Hun Sen has ruled the Southeast Asian country for almost four decades. The move comes after his party was victorious in parliamentary elections.
Nigerians, like Justice Ojah, have been converting their generators to run on gas after the West African country removed the popular fuel subsidy which saw the petrol price triple.
A fire and explosions at a substation in southern Iraq led to major power cuts in the country. It comes amid peak electricity demand in midsummer heat, with temperatures near 50 degrees Celsius in Baghdad.
Sub-Saharan Africa trails the world when it comes to access to electricity. It needs to fix more than its power supply issues to get the continent electrified.
Authorities started evacuating people from several Catalan villages as the forest fire spreads near the French border. Strong winds have fanned the flames while preventing water-bombing planes from taking off.
Afghanistan's Taliban rulers took over the capital Kabul on August 15, 2021. A Taliban spokesperson denied the group was anti-woman in comments to DW, while the UN has accused it of gender apartheid.
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Some users are sharing a viral video since November 15, that they claim shows Muslim migrants assaulting a group of women in a Paris metro. We explain what this miscaptioned video really shows, in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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As Hamas prepares to release a first group of hostages held for more than six weeks in Gaza, it's worth remembering that Israelis have been held hostage many times over the nation's 75-year history. In October 2011, Franco-Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was freed by Hamas after being held in captivity for more than five years. He'd been captured during a cross-border raid. In Perspective, we spoke to the man who played a key role in negotiating his release.
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The Nigerian Exchange in a bid to further deepen the capital market engagements is targeting increased issuances of Islamic Finance instruments especially from Corporates. Jude Chiemeka, Executive Director, Capital Markets at the Nigerian Exchange joins CNBC Africa to discuss partnerships with the Islamic Development Bank Institute and near term outlook for the market.
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Rescuers attempting to reach 41 construction workers trapped in a tunnel in the Indian Himalayas said they were resorting to manual tools and hand tunneling on Monday amid fears of impending rain.
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Sierra Leone's authorities say they have arrested assailants who attacked a military barracks in the capital city Freetown on Sunday, as tensions remain high in the West African country since President Julius Maada Bio was re-elected in June.
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