The pandemic harms the mind, helps an industry
29 June 2021 | 4:53 pm
From Moodpath to Talkspace and Mindshine, the market for digital mental health apps has boomed since the pandemic began. But will the trend continue after the crisis?
26 Jan 2022
It's toxic for the environment and also a huge waste of energy. According to recent studies, the oil industry of Nigeria alone flares off 8 billion cubic metres of gas each year.The gas is a by-product of oil production and could be used as energy. But so far, oil companies have avoided making the necessary investments to do that.
6 Feb 2022
How the pandemic has dramatically reshaped the workforce as millions of mothers quit their jobs due to the closure of schools and childcare centres. Also Annette Young speaks to Professor Rosalind Gill, the co-author of a new book, 'Confidence Culture,' that says instead of calling on women to boost their confidence, it is up to companies themselves to change their corporate culture. Plus the South African para-surfer with cerebral palsy, who has turned her disability into a strength.
4 Feb 2022
'Blanket booster programs are likely to prolong the pandemic' – WHO. Global: The global Covid death toll has passed 5.3 million, with a figure of 5,377,204 according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University. Meanwhile, infections passed 277 million world wide.
4 Feb 2022
With one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, Spain is looking at an exit strategy from the pandemic. Its government says it's time to start treating COVID-19 like any other endemic seasonal respiratory disease. DW's Jan-Philipp Scholz reports.
15 Feb 2022
The financial freeze on Mali brought in by regional group ECOWAS has hit its economy hard. Key sectors like the cotton industry have been struggling to overcome the impact of the trade penalties. Also, as the excitement of the Africa Cup of Nations winds down, we head to two-time tournament hosts Gabon, where once-gleaming stadiums have fallen into disrepair. Finally, a Malawian musician finds runaway fame on TikTok at the age of 92.
22 Mar 2022
COVID-19 Special Is now the endgame for the pandemic
26 Mar 2022
Baky Meïté is a former captain of the Ivory Coast rugby team. Back in the spring of 2020, he put his rugby career on hold to work as a janitor in a geriatric hospital in Paris. He has now published a book, "Les Chiffons Bleus", as a tribute to his former colleagues who appear somewhat forgotten today. He joined us for Perspective.
25 Apr 2022
The textile industry is the backbone of Pakistan's economy, accounting for 8.5 percent of its GDP. But it's also a source of major pollution, with untreated waste flowing into the groundwater and factories relying heavily on coal. Our correspondents report on the industry's impact in Faisalabad, Pakistan's main textile hub, where clothes are produced for the biggest fast fashion brands.
3 May 2022
India's job market is tightening, and skilled workers are finding it harder to enter the workforce. Government job drives and the informal economy have been unable to make up the difference.
9 May 2022
The World Health Organization said more than twice as many people died as a result of the COVID pandemic than official data shows, if including deaths of other causes that might not have occurred in more typical times.
6 May 2022
Romania's capital is buried in smoke from burned trash that comes from all over Europe. The dubious business is being investigated. Prosecutors and activists are sounding the alarm about organized crime structures.
15 May 2022
Last week, hackers tried to disable the servers of several German authorities and ministries. A Russian group claimed responsibility on Telegram. The Federal Police Office has reported an increase in cybercrime.
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Just two points separate Inter (40) and AC Milan (38) in 2nd and third respectively, making it a game with all to play for despite Napoli running away with the title. Ayomide Sotubo and sports analyst Adetomiwa Banjo take a look at the games this weekend on The Nutmeg.
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Alexander Nevzorov was sentenced to eight years in prison in absentia. He was targeted for his reporting on the bombing of a maternity hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine.
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A damning report from US-based short-seller Hindenburg Research alleging widespread fraud at Adani Group has shaved off at least $70 billion in market capital from the giant Indian industrial conglomerate.
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The sixth anniversary of the mass exodus of 740,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh is nearing. With no solution for finding the refugees a permanent home, the host community's patience is wearing thin.
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A Russian installed official claims the eastern town of Bakhmut has been surrounded according to reports. Follow DW for more.