A rocky road to science and diplomacy in the Middle East
The SESAME synchrotron in Jordan is an ambitious scientific, political and social experiment — since way before it even started producing results. DW's Zulfikar Abbany spent a week in the Middle East to find out why.
Remembering the Nigerian civil war
The Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War and the Nigerian-Biafran War (6 July 1967 – 15 January 1970), was a war fought between the government of Nigeria and the secessionist state of Biafra. Biafra represented nationalist aspirations of the Biafran people, whose leadership felt they could no longer coexist with the Northern-dominated federal government. The conflict resulted from political, economic, ethnic, cultural and religious tensions which preceded Britain's formal decolonization of Nigeria from 1960 to 1963.
Buhari replies wife over cabal allegations
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his wife’s (Aisha) allegation that his government has been hijacked by cabal was false. Buhari recently speaking interview with the Voice of America (Hausa) said that the allegation was ‘her business…’and that it shows that he is a ‘real democrat…’ Buhari went on to ask those alleging that the cabal has taken over his government to come out and say those things they feel was staged managed by the cabal and what the cabal forced him to do should be mentioned. Buhari recently speaking interview with the Voice of America when asked: “Have you heard of the word cabal? People have been alleging that there are some few people in charge of this administration, that you are not the one in charge. Even your wife said something about this recently, what do you have to say about this?” Said: “That’s her business… This shows I am a real democrat…
Mexico's new leftist president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, takes office
Mexico's newly sworn-in president has been hailed as a champion of the poor and criticized as an authoritarian radical. His inauguration marks a dramatic political shift, with voters fed up with corruption and crime.
Resurgence of terrorist attacks in Nigeria ahead of elections
A resurgence of jihadist attacks as general elections approach has Nigerians deeply worried. This includes President Muhammadu Buhari who has staked his political career on pacifying the country.
South Koreans vote for new leader after months of political vacuum
South Koreans begin voting to elect a new leader, looking to move on from a corruption scandal that brought down former President Park Geun-hye and shook the political and business elite to the core.
France's Hollande votes in cliffhanger presidential election
French President Francois Hollande casts his vote in the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election that is crucial to the future of Europe, and a closely-watched test of voters' anger with the political establishment.
Adele rules the Grammy Awards
Adele swept the Grammy Awards, taking home statuettes for the top prizes - album, record and song of the year - in a shock, history-making victory over Beyonce.
2016: A bad year for Nigeria’s security
Nigeria's security situation worsened in 2016 with one form of killing or another recorded in almost all the 36 states in the six-geo-political parts of the country.