The selfie with Merkel that changed a refugee’s life
02 January 2022 | 4:25 pm
The Syrian refugee Anas Modamani became famous in 2015 after he took a selfie with Angela Merkel in Berlin. How is he getting on today? What role did Angela Merkel play in his life since?
The Ukrainian president hit out at Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, blaming them for the current war and suggesting their 2008 stance against admitting Kyiv to NATO was a clear "miscalculation" that emboldened Russia.
Burkina Faso's former president Blaise Compaore was sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment for complicity in the 1987 murder of his predecessor Thomas Sankara in a coup, a military tribunal ruled on Wednesday, April 6.
More and more people and cars can be seen on the streets of Kyiv. Supermarkets shelves are refilling, hairdressers, cafes and restaurants are reopening. We report on the mood in the Ukrainian capital.
Almost exactly a year after she lost her beloved husband, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is preparing for the culmination of celebrations marking her Platinum Jubilee. Her reign has now entered an unprecedented eighth decade. Elizabeth ascended the throne in February 1952 following the death of her father. We discuss her life and legacy to date with Robert Hardman, author of "Queen of Our Times: The Life of Queen Elizabeth II".
As more Ukrainians flee the Russian invasion, European governments are trying to meet the initial cost of supporting those refugees. One estimate puts the figure at $30 billion for this year alone. In this special show, we examine how a refugee crisis impacts the economy of host countries. Economist Emmanuelle Auriol from the Toulouse School of Economics shares her insights. We also speak to the founder of SEP, a group that's giving women refugees at the Jerash Camp in Jordan a fresh start through embroidery.
As the war in Ukraine continues, we take you to the western town of Zhytomyr. Although tension has now eased there with the withdrawal of Russian troops from the region, Zhytomyr's inhabitants had to live to the sound of bombings and sirens for weeks on end and are now helplessly taking stock of the damage. Located 150 kilometres from the capital Kyiv, the town's proximity to the frontlines has also made it a regional hub for both aid distribution and displaced people. Our reporters Luke Shrago and Tarek Kai saw first-hand how its population is determined to resist the Russian invasion.
The self-radicalized man attacked MP David Amess during a constituent meeting last year. The judge said he showed "no remorse or shame" during his trial.
Netflix offers a one-time grant to five women producers and directors in the Arab world - from Tunisia, Lebanon and Morocco - to bring their fiction and non-fiction projects to life.
Of the five million Ukrainians who have fled the war in their country, almost three million have gone to Poland, which now hosts the highest number of Ukrainian refugees in Europe. Many have arrived in the town of Rzeszów, less than an hour's drive from the border with Ukraine. Our team reports from a shopping centre that's been transformed into a shelter for refugees.
South African police Sergeant Busisiwe Mjwara was searching the Msunduzi River for three people who were swept away in heavy flooding when she and her dog drowned. Their deaths highlight the risks to emergency services personnel when they are called upon to save victims of extreme weather events, which are becoming more frequent as the climate warms.
Turkish philanthropist Osman Kavala has been found guilty of attempting to overthrow the government by an Istanbul court. The rights activist was sentenced to life without possibility of parole.
We take a look back at the life of Ghana's independence figure Kwame Nkrumah, who died half a century ago today. But first, Mali accuses France of violating parts of its controlled airspace after drone footage shot by the French military showed soldiers covering corpses with sand. And as South Africa marks its own Freedom Day, we take a closer look at how an NFT of Nelson Mandela's arrest warrant could help save the country's Liliesleaf Museum.
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