Berliners come to the rescue of their drought-stricken trees
Volunteers from Berlin are helping the city's drought-stricken trees by arranging to water them regularly. Lukas Jülich and Sebastian Haße roam the German capital's streets armed with watering cans to take care of the trees, which since 2018 have been under threat from a lack of rainfall.
Berlin sees fresh Black Lives Matter protest
Berlin has played host to two major protests — one on LBGT+ rights and the other on Black Lives Matter. Police said attendees at both observed coronavirus restrictions well.
Anti-racism protests spread to Berlin and London
Outcry over the killing of George Floyd has gone international, with people taking to the streets Berlin and London to show solidarity with US protesters. In Germany, soccer stars wore t-shirts and knelt in support.
Germans protest coronavirus restrictions in Berlin, Stuttgart
People in Berlin and Stuttgart have taken to the streets to protest against a loss of freedoms amid the coronavirus pandemic. Germany has enacted a series of restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.
Berlin to build 1,000-bed coronavirus hospital
The German capital has approved the plans ahead of an expected spike in COVID-19 infections. The armed forces are to be drafted in to help create the facility, which will treat many of the most serious cases.
Viewers speak on Eyimofe (This Is MyDesire)
Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) had its global premiere last Monday at a sold-out CinemaxX at the just-concluded Berlin International Film Festival. Directed by the Esiri brothers, Arie and Ochuko, the GDN Studios-presented film also had three equally sold-out subsequent screenings over the course of the Berlinale. Here is a cross-section of views from those who were lucky enough to purchase a ticket to view the highly-rated Nigerian film.
Nigerian film Eyimofe premieres at the Berlinale
Directors say Eyimofe will make you feel like you were actually in Lagos Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) is enjoying a good run at the Berlin International Film Festival, with tickets sold out for the first two nights of screening. Deutsche Welle’s Eddy Micah Jr had the directors of the highly-rated Nigerian film, twin brothers Arie and Chuko Esiri, on News Africa where the siblings, amongst other things, talked about how Eyimofe will make audiences feel like they actually travelled to Lagos and experienced the day-to-day life of residents of Africa’s most populous city.
Commemoration at the Holocaust Memorial
Located in the heart of the government quarter of Berlin, the Memorial of the murdered Jews of Europe has been a magnet for visitors since its opening in 2005. From praise to harsh criticism has it received a lot of public attention. But what is it, that makes the Memorial so unique? We take you into the steles of the monument.
Germany: Activists apologize for Holocaust memorial with 'victim ashes'
A German art-activist collective has apologized after a public outcry over a "tasteless" memorial it erected in Berlin that claims to contain the ashes of Nazi victims. "We made mistakes," the group said.