Why Africa wants to mediate Russia’s war in Ukraine
20 May 2023 | 5:06 am
African leaders from six countries want to end Russia’s war in Ukraine. A peace delegation will visit Kyiv and Moscow to mediate the conflict that has raged for more than a year.
Wagner chief Prigozhin said the group's forces will transfer their positions in the city to Russia's regular forces. Meanwhile, Lavrov described the alleged Kremlin drone incident as a "hostile act." DW has the latest.
Two women, a director and a playwright, face charges of justifying terrorism over a play about Russian women recruited to marry radical Islamists in Syria. The charges sparked outrage amid a Russian crackdown on dissent.
We take a look at papers' hopes for the upcoming presidential elections in Turkey. We also discuss cartoonists' takes on the coronation of King Charles III, as well as a "bitter pill to swallow" in Syria, and how the growing use of artificial intelligence is already hurting people in Kenya. Le Monde dives into fake protests orchestrated by Russian intelligence agencies.
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In an eleventh round of sanctions on Russia, Brussels is hoping to crack down on the evasion of existing trade restrictions, particularly when it comes to the re-exportation of sensitive technology that can be used on the battlefield in Ukraine. On Monday, the European Commission proposed curbing exports to nations it accuses of helping Moscow get around trade sanctions, as well as blacklisting several Chinese companies that sell equipment that can be used in weapons.
President Vladimir Putin told Russians the world was at a key turning point and they were engaged in a patriotic struggle for the future of their country.
Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy moved the country's commemoration of the end of World War II in Europe to May 8, and declared May 9 to mark Europe Day. It came as Russia launched a new attack on Kyiv. DW has the latest.
A United Nations internal estimate predicts Sudan's crisis will see five million more people needing emergency aid, just as vital international funding for U.N. humanitarian appeals is dropping off.
EU member states are discussing a new sanctions package against Russia over its war in Ukraine. The latest measures will be focused on tackling the issue of "third" countries circumventing existing sanctions. For the first time, they could include measures targeted at firms from other countries, including China and Iran. We also get the latest in the stalled talks over the US debt ceiling. Plus we look at how Tesla is taking advantage of electric car subsidies in France.
The planned counteroffensive against Russian forces may not be the last, Ukraine's foreign minister has said. Meanwhile, the European Union is discussing new sanctions.
An overlap of the conflicts in Ukraine and African countries with climate change-triggered disasters around the world has increased the number of internally displaced people to a record 71.1 million at the end of 2022.
South Africa rejects accusations by the United States that it's providing weapons to Russia. Also, the search for missing people continues in eastern DR Congo after last week's devastating floods. And Tunisia's Jewish community is still in shock, two days after an attack at the Ghriba synagogue on the island of Djerba, in which five people were killed.
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