2 Dec 2021
Authorities in Nigeria reject the conclusions of an independent report that found that security forces were behind the death of 11 people at an anti-police brutality protest last year. Also, South Africa's president calls for solidarity between countries in the face of travel bans following the discovery of the Omicron variant. And on World AIDS Day we take you to Kenya, where the prevalence of HIV has fallen drastically in the past two decades, but the fight against new infections remains a daily battle.
29 Nov 2021
International travel picked up over the summer, but Covid-19 is still expected to cost the global tourism industry some €1.8 trillion in 2021. Also, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire remains optimistic about the recovery despite concerns over the Omicron variant, and farmers in India continue their protest movement despite concessions from the government.
15 Oct 2021
A new report calls DR Congo's $6 billion deal with China on mining resources 'unconscionable', saying few of the promised benefits have materialised, and that may bolster the country's bid to revise the terms of the contract.
7 Oct 2021
Countries hit by ecological damage and conflict are trapped in a vicious cycle where one problem reinforces the other. And climate change is expected to make things worse.
5 Oct 2021
A trove of leaked documents has revealed links between leaders and offshore tax havens. Officials in Pakistan and other countries are facing calls for investigation while Germany urged patience in fighting tax avoidance.
15 Jul 2021
The economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic are linked to one of the sharpest increases in hunger in decades, a UN annual report found.
28 Jun 2021
The BBC has published sensitive details on UK warships encountering Russian forces off Crimea last week. The documents were found in a heap behind a bus stop.
11 Jun 2021
With one in every 10 children working, the world is on the brink of "losing ground in the fight against child labor," UNICEF and the International Labor Organization have warned.
18 Apr 2021
At least 10 officers were killed during an ambush by ethnic militias opposed to the ruling junta, reports say. Elsewhere in the country, dozens of civilians were killed in a military assault on protesters.
12 Apr 2021
Activists say scores of people were killed in one day in Myanmar's Bago as troops and police fired rifle grenades at anti-coup protesters. Injured demonstrators were reportedly denied medical assistance.
4 Apr 2021
The US and 13 other countries have lamented the lack of access given to WHO experts during an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus. China has accused opponents of "politicizing the issue."
30 Mar 2021
A report that German submarines are navigating the globe with Russian hardware has sparked security concerns. The newspaper Bild claims that the equipment is "open" to cyber sabotage and even "full loss of operability."