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26 Aug
Getting voters to take part in Germany's upcoming Bundestag election is a challenge in places like Duisburg-Hochfeld. Many residents there struggle day to day and have given up on politics.
17 Jul
India’s poor seek ways to keep cool under the scorching sun in desert city Sri Ganganagar where -- as in many parts of India -- people struggle to find respite from a warming planet.
26 Mar
Despite a severe shortage of foreign exchange (forex), overseas education continues to drain the country’s resources, as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, admitted $80 million weekly disbursements for personal travel allowances or payment of overseas school fees. The amount, which translates to $960 million yearly, is disbursed to banks to enable Nigerians to meet their forex responsibilities. This is after a recent report indicated that Nigerians spend £30 million (about N20 billion) yearly paying tuition in the United Kingdom alone while the country’s education system grapples with challenges of underfunding, poor remuneration, and obsolete teaching facilities.
24 Feb
Hundreds of casual workers protested against what they described as their pathetic situation at OK Foods, a subsidiary of Olam International Limited, at Toyota bus-stop, on the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, yesterday. They alleged poor pay, poor working conditions and constant threats of being laid off.
3 Oct 2020
The World Health Organization plans to make 120 million rapid-diagnostic coronavirus tests available for people in lower- and middle-income countries. The tests are fast, simple and cheap — but are they reliable?
22 Sep 2020
The food index rose to 15.18% compared to 15.04% recorded in May 2020 while core inflation, which excludes the prices of volatile agricultural produce that stood at 10.13% in June 2020 compared to 10.12% recorded in May 2020. If prices continue to sow, it will continue to have a devastating effect on the poor households by making it difficult to afford food.
5 Jul 2020
Every day thousands of people around the world continue to become direct casualties of the Covid-19. But there’s another group slowly emerging -- indirect victims who have not contracted the virus but are suffering its consequences. Our reporter Julie Dungelhoff went to meet a temporary worker and cleaner who have been hard hit by the crisis.
1 May 2020
In Guatemala, poor inhabitants in the capital in need of help wave coloured flags to ask for food and medicine as the quarantine has exacerbated economic hardship for many.

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Germany follows many other countries in marking a sad threshold. According to figures from the country's Robert Koch Institute, 100,000 people have now died of COVID-19. Behind every number is a name, and a person.
5 hours ago
After 16 years, the post-Merkel era is finally upon us. Social Democratic leader Olaf Scholz is taking the mantle to form Germany's first three-party coalition since the 1950s. How will it work? How compatible are the Greens to his left and the liberal FDP to his right? Berlin's loosening or tightening of the purse strings in these uncertain times is sure to dictate the tone at home and in Brussels.
5 hours ago
African voices are at the heart of conversations at the COP26 climate summit. Despite contributing the least to greenhouse gas emissions, the continent is on the frontline of changes that threaten the environment and livelihoods. In Mauritius, there are fears all the country's beaches could be gone in just 50 years. Meanwhile, the Rwandan capital Kigali is being transformed into a green city with a pedestrian-only centre and self-service bikes.
6 hours ago
The NGO says authorities desperately need to do more to address the crisis of gender-based violence, particularly amid the pandemic. But hard data on the number of victims is still worryingly difficult to come by.