The truth about Albania’s non existent wind power industry
18 September 2022 | 1:01 pm
Despite an abundance of wind, Albania is still in the starting blocks when it comes to wind power generation. There are a number of stubborn obstacles to overcome, but things are at last looking up.
23 Jan 2020
January is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and the first of seven months to have a length of 31 days. But to many, January is like 331 days instead of the 31 normal days. And the big question is, is January truth or a myth?
31 Oct 2020
On Inside Stuff this week, Martin Oloja talks about the EndSARS protest in Nigeria. The EndSARS movement that started a few weeks ago and ended with blood on the street with government and private properties burnt over how the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) section of the Nigerian police force has been brutalizing and killing innocent Nigerians unjustly.
31 Jan 2021
At age 15, Elsidita Selaj decided she wanted to box. Through sheer stubbornness she has succeeded, breaking down her family's resistance and sexist attitudes to become Albania's first -- and only -- competitive female boxer. She now has her sights set on the Olympic Games in Tokyo, but will have to overcome a tough qualifying round in the spring, not to mention the financial hurdle of other expenses involved.
3 Mar 2021
Demand for cosmetic surgery has soared in Albania during lockdown, fuelled by digital platforms and pandemic-induced anxiety.
10 Apr 2021
A tense run-up to elections in Benin leaves one dead and several people wounded by gunfire in protests in the central city of Savé. Also, two years after the revolution that toppled Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir, hundreds of people who disappeared during the violent upheaval are still missing. Their loved ones are desperately seeking answers. Finally, Ivorian craftsman and creative Jean-Servais Somian has an international following but he plans on giving back to his homeland by opening a design school in Ivory Coast.
4 Jul 2021
It's hard to make a living as a shepherd or farmer in the mountains of northeastern Albania. But an NGO is devoted to environmental protection and helping families find sustainable livelihoods to stop the young leaving.
9 Jul 2021
Scents and colours of sage, lavender and cornflowers spread over meadows in Albania which has seen soaring demand for medicinal herbs during the coronavirus pandemic.
16 Aug 2021
The Tirana government has approved a request by Washington to temporarily house Afghan political refugees seeking entry to the United States. They include interpreters, fixers and other helpers to the US military.
29 Aug 2021
After the Taliban's takeover, there is an urgent need to find shelter for Afghans airlifted out. Albania has been negotiating with the US on accommodating people who have fled in Tirana. Details are slowly emerging.
1 Sep 2021
Albania agreed to host Afghan refugees while they are being vetted for visas for the US. Although some in the country feel that Albania has a duty to help its NATO ally, others feel Albania is struggling enough as it is.
25 Sep 2021
Warming sea temperatures, pollution and dynamite fishing are causing Adriatic marine forests to disappear, a worrying trend which prompted Albanian experts to join a Mediterranean programme to restore them with 'good algaes'.
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This Cayenne is the new top-of-the-line model: 640 horsepower, 4 liter V8 bi-turbo engine, 0-100 in 3.3 seconds, top speed of 300 kilometers an hour. We went out for a spin on the racetrack with rally legend Walter Röhrl.
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Former Guinean dictator Moussa Dadis Camara and several co-defendants were detained Tuesday, a day before their trial opens for the 2009 stadium massacre, their lawyers said.
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The condition that home buyers across China has been so dire that, they started collective disobedience in June, threatening to halt mortgage payments if the construction did not resume. Till July, homebuyers in 80 Chinese cities had refused to pay their mortgages, affecting the future of over 200 projects.
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A new film about the Hollywood icon shows how Monroe was ahead of her time politically. It also highlights the personal tragedies that drove her to an early grave. 'Blonde' premieres on Netflix on September 28.
9 hours ago
Many children whose families have fled Ukraine to Germany are now attending German schools. An estimated 160,000 Ukrainian children has attended schools in Germany this year – an additional challenge for the country's education system.