Opinion: Political reason wins in Riyadh and Doha
09 January 2021 | 2:47 pm
After a more than three-year quarrel, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are back on track. Political common sense has prevailed, says Kersten Knipp.
3 Apr 2021
No sooner had Samia Suluhu Hassan been sworn in as Tanzania's first female leader did people start debating whether to call her "Mama Samia." Mama shows respect and doesn't reduce presidential powers, says Grace Kabogo.
18 Apr 2021
Vladimir Putin is trying to force the United States and the EU to put pressure on Ukraine's government. The Russian strongman's experiences since 2014 make him think he just might succeed, DW's Konstantin Eggert writes.
30 Apr 2021
India and Pakistan can afford to buy weapons and test ballistic missiles, but they can't cope with the COVID crisis. DW's Shamil Shams says it is time for both to invest in public health and focus less on warmongering.
9 May 2021
A study by the UNCTAD said online sales accounted for almost a fifth of turnover last year. One online retail giant in Africa, Berlin-based Jumia, stood out for a stellar first half of 2020.
20 May 2021
France and all the EU have justified fears of being affected by African countries' economic challenges. Fair cooperation will address those fears and benefit both Europe and Africa, writes DW's Harrison Mwilima.
24 May 2021
Ethics have always been absent in Indian society. To prevent another humanitarian crisis, it must address that fundamental problem, writes Ankita Mukhopadhyay.
4 Jul 2021
President Samia Suluhu Hassan has charted her own course since the death of John Magufuli. But Tanzania still operates under her predecessor's directives. Tanzanians are eager for a new path, DW's Sylvia Mwehozi writes.
28 Jul 2021
Small-scale farmers can play a crucial role in creating sustainable food systems. But more investment is needed, writes Sabrina Elba, UN Goodwill Ambassador for the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
14 Aug 2021
The international community must change its course in Afghanistan and stand by the people of the country to preserve the fragile progress that has been made over the past two decades and avoid even greater tragedy.
21 Aug 2021
Europe has long been ignoring the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan. But now that the Taliban has seized power, some Western countries act stunned. This hypocrisy must stop, says DW's Waslat Hasrat-Nazimi.
28 Aug 2021
The ineffectiveness of military interventions has been underscored by the US failure in Afghanistan. This should lead to a rethink in Africa, writes Mimi Mefo Takambou.
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.
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Contrary to popular belief, Beyoncé doesn’t have the most Grammy wins of all time but this could change at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards. Currently, the 'lemonade' singer and Quincy Jones are tied for second place with 28 Grammys each. Beyoncé won her 28th Grammy at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards.
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A triumphant Novak Djokovic paraded the Australian Open trophy around the gardens of Melbourne's Government House on Monday (January 30), his 10th title having added another entry in the plus column for those who argue he is the Greatest Of All Time (GOAT).
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Africa's Lake Victoria is a source of joy and livelihood for those living along its shores, but the waterway is being overrun by pollution. Kenya's Rahmina Paullete is not just tackling the scourge, but transforming waste particles into furniture, coasters and bags. She's the founder of the "Let Lake Victoria Breathe Again" campaign. The young activist joined us for Perspective.
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This week, the US state of California was rocked by two mass shootings just two days apart. The massacres are just the latest in a long line of shootings that have made the US the world's number one country in gun ownership and gun deaths. The carnage pushed President Joe Biden to renew calls for Congress to act quickly on a ban on assault weapons.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired Interior and Health Minister Aryeh Deri after a Supreme Court ruling said Deri could not serve in the Cabinet.
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The hydrogen pipeline will bring "green" gas from the Iberian Peninsula to the rest of Europe. France, Portugal, and Spain previously agreed to build the pipeline, which should be operational by 2030.