Ukraine has stepped up attacks on Russian supply lines in the Kherson region, as it seeks to conduct a counteroffensive to retake areas of the south. DW's Mathias Bölinger went to meet Ukrainian fighters in the trenches on the front line.
In the rolling red hills outside the western Kenyan town of Eldoret, residents remember William Ruto as a barefoot schoolboy who used to sell chickens at a roadside stall.
9 Feb 2022
People in Hranitne, the last village on Ukrainian controlled territory before the pro-Russian Donetsk region, is close to the frontline. It has come under fire in the past — people here have been living with war for eight years.
24 Jan 2022
Survivors recall moment truck crashed before explosion that flattened village in Ghana
2 Nov 2021
In Iraq's vast western desert, some 200 families live in a hamlet largely cut off from the rest of the world, their only neighbour one of the country's biggest military bases. Lost in rocky ochre hills and surrounded by humble palm groves, Al-Sahl’s only education facility is a primary school, and residents rely on livestock and farming to survive.
25 Oct 2021
Kenyan runner Agnes Tirop, a rising star in Kenya's athletics scene, was buried on Saturday (October 23) at a funeral attended by more than 1,000 people. Tirop was found stabbed to death in her home in the Rift Valley town of Iten on October 13, in an incident that has shone the spotlight on violence against women in Kenya. Her funeral was held on the day she would have turned 26, the Vicar presiding over her funeral service noted.
6 Oct 2021
Congo Mirador was once an idyllic spot: a community of homes on stilts that seemed to float on the calm waters of a lagoon in western Venezuela. Now, the community is inundated with mud, a victim of silt generated by the Catatumbo river.
6 Aug 2021
A wildfire rages through the village of Afidnes, north of Athens - a blaze that firefighters had hoped to control but which regained strength after already destroying large areas of pine forest. Dozens of blazes have torn through Greece this week in the country's worst heatwave for over three decades.
27 Jul 2021
Officials said the attack by unidentified shooters on motorbikes "targeted civilians" in Banibangou — near the jihadist-plagued tri-border region spanning Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso.
11 Jul 2021
In the ancient Syrian village of Maalula, whose residents still speak the language of Jesus, volunteers rake stones and scrub graffiti in preparation for the return of Christian pilgrims after years of war. Nestled among towering cliffs in the mountains north of Damascus, Maalula is one of the world's oldest Christian settlements.
9 Jun 2021
Nurses in rural areas have been at the forefront of India's tough battle against the coronavirus pandemic. They are stepping up to the health challenge and filling in the gap left by a lack of doctors in many villages.
31 May 2021
Amid the senseless bloody massacre going on in the Republic of Congo, one baby has survived an attack on a village northeast of the country. The four-month-old was found by villagers and security men on the back of one of the victims of the overnight raid.