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?
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At the European Games in Krakow, Poland, boxer Cindy Ngamba stands out as one of the four athletes representing the Refugee Team. She was born in Cameroon but now has refugee status in the UK. She dreams of representing Team Britain at the Olympics.
A man who spent six months behind bars accused of a murder he did not commit has spoken to FRANCE 24 about how he fought to turn his life around. After the case against Kenny Imafidon was dismissed by a judge, he was named the most outstanding Black student in the UK. He's also been named one of 100 young leaders across the globe making a social impact to transform our world.
Street photographer and dancer Emeka Adindu found solace from his mental health struggles in salsa. Now he offers free classes in Nigeria's capital, in a country where issues such as depression and anxiety carry a stigma.
Patrick Crusius, 24, targeted Hispanic shoppers in a racist attack at a Texas Walmart in 2019 that killed 23 and left 22 others injured. He remained silent and displayed no reaction when his sentence was delivered.
Three policemen were found to be guilty of the death of 17-year-old Lucas Gonzalez who was shot in 2021 while returning from a football practice in Buenos Aires.
Women who fled violence in Sudan’s Darfur gather around their tents in a refugee camp in the border city of Adre in Chad, from a conflict that has raged their country for 100 days. The women and their children say they escaped the violence on foot, leaving behind their burnt homes and shattered cities, and they say many men have been killed.
Genome analysis has revealed that a 46,000-year-old worm defrosted from the Siberian permafrost to be a new species.
Clashes erupted between members of the Palestinian Fatah group and rival groups that support Islamists. Violence is not uncommon at Ein el-Hilweh, Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp.
Italy's Culture Ministry said details discovered in an excavated bedroom show conditions under which enslaved people had to live in Pompeii.
Life along the Seine: Diving into one of the world's most romantic rivers. The Seine is literally the center of life in Paris, flowing right through the heart of the capital. Considered one of the most romantic rivers in the world, the Seine is overflowing with history and is a great way to discover the city of light.
As increasing numbers of people seek refuge in Germany, some politicians are calling for asylum rights to be watered down. But they are enshrined in the German constitution.
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