SpaceX to launch first all-civilian mission this year
07 February 2021 | 10:37 am
The multiday flight will be led by US tech billionaire Jared Isaacman, who is also financing the mission. One seat on board the spacecraft is to be raffled off for charity.
1 Dec 2021
As Russia and China attempt to master sophisticated technologies, the head of MI6 is set to warn that "unlike Q in the Bond movies, we cannot do it all in-house."
13 Dec 2021
Governments have set their eyes on the world's largest tech companies. But why has Big Tech come under so much fire? And how did it get so "Big" in the first place?
29 Dec 2021
A rapid uptake in technology has made living through a pandemic easier and safer. But regulators are starting to ask: at what cost?
29 Dec 2021
SpaceX launches first rocket for US military
20 Jan 2022
Nigeria's agri-tech companies are trying to address the challenges faced by smallholder farmers, as well as provide access to inputs, credit, and markets.
20 Jan 2022
Margrethe Vestager is a leader who is admired and feared at the same time – for taking up the fight against big tech companies. As the EU’s competition commissioner, she’s considered to be one of the most powerful women in Europe. How did she manage to make it all the way to the top? Let’s find out.
3 Feb 2022
Denmark is the EU's first nation to lift all domestic Covid restrictions, raising hopes in northern Europe and beyond. Here in France, new infections have never been higher, but the authorities are relaxing rules too. That's because the vaccination rate is near 90 percent and hospitals are managing. The omicron variant is more infectious but milder. Milder if you are vaccinated, warns the World Health Organization. Many nations remain vulnerable.
14 Feb 2022
The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are being held in a "closed-loop" system, where participants and visitors are separated from the public because of Covid-19. It's the perfect environment to push the limits of modern technology and Beijing is showcasing a whole host of innovations, from 5G to robots and from 8K broadcasting to its digital currency, the e-CNY. Peter O'Brien takes us through some of the breakthroughs and controversies surrounding tech at the Games.
6 Mar 2022
Burkina Faso's junta chief orders a three-year transition period before elections. Also, a fourth witness testifies before the ICC against Kenyan lawyer Paul Gicheru in a bribery case. And Africa's largest innovation event returns to Lagos. The city hosts tech enthusiasts from around the world to reimagine innovation and renew a collective commitment to bring ideas and prosperity to the continent.
4 Mar 2022
One week after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, US enterprise software giant Oracle has suspended its Russian operations, while Amazon is pledging logistical and cybersecurity support for Ukraine. Meanwhile, Russia's sovereign credit rating has been slashed to junk status by two major ratings agencies and the Moscow Stock Exchange is closed for a fourth consecutive day. We also take a closer look at how the US and EU are working on measures to make sure cryptocurrencies are not used to circumvent sanctions on Russia.
18 Mar 2022
The #TechForUkraine campaign hopes to match aid groups with IT companies willing to help for free. The focus is both on the distribution of material aid and on the helping against Russian cyberattacks.
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Pope Francis is in Africa now. The trip takes him from Democratic Republic of Congo to South Sudan. For many in the Congolese capital, meeting the Pope is historic.
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For the first time ever, the EU will hold talks with a candidate state in an active war zone. The decision to travel to Kyiv is considered to be of huge symbolic value. But what can Kyiv expect?
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In Niger, terrorists are threatening the future of education in already-insecure regions. Many schools in remote villages have been forced close and transfer their students to larger, more secure towns.
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At the start of a trip to Democratic Republic of Congo, Pope Francis has said that Africa is not a "mine to be stripped" as he took aim at the "poison of greed" fueling conflicts on the continent.
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EXCLUSIVE: For the past decade, Wolfsburg have ruled women's football in Germany and this Bundesliga season is no different. Financial clout helps, but as star striker Ewa Pajor tells DW, success is in the club's DNA.