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A campaign against the amendment of an anti-separatism law in France has triggered debate on how society sees womenᤠs clothing as a measure of their progress or backwardness. Hands off of my hijab, writes Wafaa Albadry. World World 57511322 Wed, 12 May 2021 16:19:00 GMT US Republicans force Liz Cheney out of party leadership after Trump criticism https://www.dw.com/en/us-republicans-force-liz-cheney-out-of-party-leadership-after-trump-criticism/a-57511322?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney was the third in command for the GOP in the House

The Wyoming representative was one of the few Republicans to not fully support former president Trump. She intends to remain in Congress, but could face a tough battle to keep her seat.


News News US Republicans force Liz Cheney out of party leadership after Trump criticism Deutsche Welle 57511211 Wed, 12 May 2021 16:05:00 GMT Austrian Chancellor Kurz confirms he is under investigation, denies wrongdoing https://www.dw.com/en/austrian-chancellor-kurz-confirms-he-is-under-investigation-denies-wrongdoing/a-57511211?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Chancellor Kurz, known as the wunderwuzzi (whiz kid) at home, is confident corruption charges against him will be dropped

Sebastian Kurz stands accused of perjuring himself before a parliamentary committee investigating the so-called "Ibiza Affair." The 2019 sting brought down the country's previous government and forced new elections.


World World Austrian Chancellor Kurz confirms he is under investigation, denies wrongdoing Deutsche Welle Chancellor Kurz, known as the wunderwuzzi (whiz kid) at home, is confident corruption charges against him will be dropped Helmut Fohringer/APA/dpa/picture alliance 57508590 Wed, 12 May 2021 15:38:00 GMT Ghana's youth turn to social media to 'fix country's problems' https://www.dw.com/en/ghana-s-youth-turn-to-social-media-to-fix-country-s-problems/a-57508590?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

#FixtheCountry has been trending in Ghana for the past few weeks

What started as a social media campaign under the #FixTheCountry is turning into a full-fledged movement by predominantly young Ghanaians calling for better living conditions.


World World Ghana's youth turn to social media to 'fix country's problems' Deutsche Welle 57506421 Wed, 12 May 2021 15:29:00 GMT Why Argentina needs more help with its huge debt https://www.dw.com/en/why-argentina-needs-more-help-with-its-huge-debt/a-57506421?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Argentina has been in deep recession from its debt and currency crisis, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic

Argentina was already hurtling towards its second sovereign default in 20 years when the COVID pandemic struck. President Alberto Fernandez is in Europe this week, seeking support for extra time to pay.


Business Business Why Argentina needs more help with its huge debt Deutsche Welle 57511083 Wed, 12 May 2021 15:16:00 GMT COVID: Cambodia's harsh lockdown aggravates food insecurity https://www.dw.com/en/covid-cambodia-s-harsh-lockdown-aggravates-food-insecurity/a-57511083?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

A man wearing a protective face mask stands next to an empty shelf at a market in Phnom Penh

Efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus left many Cambodians without access to food, essential medicines and other necessities for weeks.


World World COVID: Cambodia's harsh lockdown aggravates food insecurity Deutsche Welle A man wearing a protective face mask stands next to an empty shelf at a market in Phnom Penh Cindy Liu/REUTERS 56976134 Wed, 12 May 2021 15:09:00 GMT Rudolf Douala Manga Bell: Cameroon's king who stood up against German oppression https://www.dw.com/en/rudolf-douala-manga-bell-cameroon-s-king-who-stood-up-against-german-oppression/a-56976134?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Born a prince and educated in Germany, King Rudolf Douala Manga Bell was passionate about German culture. When German colonists shortchanged his people, he protested. In the end, he was hanged for his act of resistance.


World World Rudolf Douala Manga Bell: Cameroon's king who stood up against German oppression Deutsche Welle 57510290 Wed, 12 May 2021 14:46:00 GMT EU court backs Amazon in tax ruling https://www.dw.com/en/eu-court-backs-amazon-in-tax-ruling/a-57510290?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Amazon has won a major court case against the European Commission

Brussels says it will "carefully study" whether to appeal to Europe's top court after Amazon won the annulment of a 2017 back-taxes ruling.


News News EU court backs Amazon in tax ruling Deutsche Welle Amazon has won a major court case against the European Commission picture-alliance/Photopqr/L'Alsace/Maxppp/J. F. Frey 57493819 Wed, 12 May 2021 14:06:00 GMT Prophet or charlatan: Who was artist Joseph Beuys? https://www.dw.com/en/prophet-or-charlatan-who-was-artist-joseph-beuys/a-57493819?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Arts Joseph Beuys would have turned 100 on May 12, 2021.

Beuys would have turned 100 on May 12. Decades after his death, the celebrated postwar conceptual artist continues to polarize critics and the public alike.


Culture Culture Prophet or charlatan: Who was artist Joseph Beuys? Deutsche Welle Arts Joseph Beuys would have turned 100 on May 12, 2021. picture-alliance/dpa 57487991 Wed, 12 May 2021 14:03:00 GMT Celebrating Joseph Beuys' works https://www.dw.com/en/celebrating-joseph-beuys-works/g-57487991?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media To mark his 100th birthday, Germany is celebrating this renowned artist. Beuys was a politician, ecologist and a first-rate artist. These works are world famous. Culture Culture 55648707 Wed, 12 May 2021 14:00:00 GMT COVID-19 vaccinations: What's the progress? https://www.dw.com/en/covid-19-vaccinations-what-s-the-progress/a-55648707?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media How many people have been vaccinated? Which vaccines are approved? Here's the global progress on vaccination against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Science Science 57509045 Wed, 12 May 2021 13:44:00 GMT COVID: Are India's rapid antigen tests reliable? https://www.dw.com/en/covid-are-india-s-rapid-antigen-tests-reliable/a-57509045?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Experts say only 50-60% of antigen tests produce accurate results

As India reels under a calamitous second wave of coronavirus infections, authorities are insisting on rapid antigen testing, instead of adopting new technologies.


World World COVID: Are India's rapid antigen tests reliable? Deutsche Welle Experts say only 50-60% of antigen tests produce accurate results picture-alliance/ZUMAPRESS.com/N. Sharma 57509743 Wed, 12 May 2021 13:36:00 GMT Social inequality in Germany is on the rise https://www.dw.com/en/social-inequality-in-germany-is-on-the-rise/a-57509743?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

More and more people in Germany have precariously low incomes

Germany's poor are getting poorer, and the rich richer. A new government report has made clear how wide the country's social divide is growing.


Germany Germany Social inequality in Germany is on the rise Deutsche Welle More and more people in Germany have precariously low incomes picture-alliance/Ulrich Baumgarten 57506948 Wed, 12 May 2021 13:35:00 GMT Thailand: What's next for protest leader 'Penguin' after release? https://www.dw.com/en/thailand-what-s-next-for-protest-leader-penguin-after-release/a-57506948?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Parit Chiwarak is one of the key figures in the youth-led protest movement calling PM Prayuth Chan-ocha's resignation

Despite his release, "Penguin" is still facing 20 lese-majeste charges, more than any other jailed activist. His mother told DW how she campaigned for his release from pre-trial detention.


World World Thailand: What's next for protest leader 'Penguin' after release? Deutsche Welle Parit Chiwarak is one of the key figures in the youth-led protest movement calling PM Prayuth Chan-ocha's resignation Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS 57503372 Wed, 12 May 2021 12:42:00 GMT Cotonou 2.0: A bad trade deal for Africa? https://www.dw.com/en/cotonou-2-0-a-bad-trade-deal-for-africa/a-57503372?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Togo's foreign minister Robert Dussey and the EU's Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen negotiated the deal

The new EU-OACPS Partnership Agreement is only a few weeks old, but already many in Africa are calling for an update. What are the reasons for the dissatisfaction?


World World Cotonou 2.0: A bad trade deal for Africa? Deutsche Welle 57506938 Wed, 12 May 2021 11:05:00 GMT German Cabinet approves landmark climate bill https://www.dw.com/en/german-cabinet-approves-landmark-climate-bill/a-57506938?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

A coal-powered plant in the German state of Brandenburg

The German government has approved a bill that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions at a faster rate with the goal of becoming climate neutral by 2045.


News News German Cabinet approves landmark climate bill Deutsche Welle A coal-powered plant in the German state of Brandenburg picture-alliance/dpa/P. Pleul 57502799 Wed, 12 May 2021 10:41:00 GMT Belarus torture survivors take legal action in Germany https://www.dw.com/en/belarus-torture-survivors-take-legal-action-in-germany/a-57502799?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Belarus security forces have been accused of beating and torturing hundreds of people following the 2020 contested election result

Ten people have filed a criminal complaint against Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko, alleging torture and crimes against humanity. DW spoke with two of the individuals seeking justice.


World World Belarus torture survivors take legal action in Germany Deutsche Welle 57501498 Wed, 12 May 2021 10:34:00 GMT Coronavirus digest: Germans face choice to get 'vaccinated or infected' https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-digest-germans-face-choice-to-get-vaccinated-or-infected/a-57501498?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Germany's vaccination campaign has picked up pace recently

German Health Minister Jens Spahn has urged individuals to get vaccinated as soon as they can rather than risk suffering from COVID. Meanwhile, the death toll in India has risen above 250,000. Follow DW for the latest.


News News Coronavirus digest: Germans face choice to get 'vaccinated or infected' Deutsche Welle 57503544 Wed, 12 May 2021 08:33:00 GMT German carmakers investing more in battery technology https://www.dw.com/en/german-carmakers-investing-more-in-battery-technology/av-57503544?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Many auto manufacturers in Europe are boosting their investment in battery technology. Peter Fintl from Capgemini Engineering elaborates on how serious carmakers are about pushing e-mobility.


Business Business German carmakers investing more in battery technology Deutsche Welle 48673009 Wed, 12 May 2021 08:28:00 GMT German idioms involving shoes https://www.dw.com/en/german-idioms-involving-shoes/a-48673009?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Germans use many idioms, including quite a few shoe-related ones. Are you "fit as a sneaker" or just a "house-shoe hero"? Here are some you can try on for size!


Culture Culture picture-alliance/Z. Okolicsanyi 54304851 Wed, 12 May 2021 08:23:00 GMT E-Porsche Taycan: Record on the Nﰀrburgring https://www.dw.com/en/e-porsche-taycan-record-on-the-nﰀrburgring/av-54304851?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Ronny Wechselberger on the Nﰀrburgring in a Porsche Taycan: Can the World Parallel Parking champ set a new record on the legendary track in an e-car?


REV REV E-Porsche Taycan: Record on the Nﰀrburgring Deutsche Welle DW 57503484 Wed, 12 May 2021 08:14:00 GMT Enough green energy for green hydrogen? https://www.dw.com/en/enough-green-energy-for-green-hydrogen/av-57503484?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

The demand for green hydrogen looks set to skyrocket in the next few years. This requires a lot of green electricity, for example from wind turbines. But the expansion of onshore wind farms is only progressing slowly.


Business Business Enough green energy for green hydrogen? Deutsche Welle 57502688 Wed, 12 May 2021 07:18:00 GMT German president thanks Muslims for Eid al-Fitr lockdown patience https://www.dw.com/en/german-president-thanks-muslims-for-eid-al-fitr-lockdown-patience/a-57502688?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Steinmeier, who is Germany's head of state, expressed hope that people would soon be able to come together

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier expressed regret that COVID restrictions have separated Muslims from their families and friends for a second year at Eid al-Fitr. However, he said hope was around the corner.


News News German president thanks Muslims for Eid al-Fitr lockdown patience Deutsche Welle Steinmeier, who is Germany's head of state, expressed hope that people would soon be able to come together Jesco Denzel/BPA/dpa/picture alliance 57500213 Tue, 11 May 2021 20:00:00 GMT Germany: DFB boss Fritz Keller offers to resign after Nazi remark https://www.dw.com/en/germany-dfb-boss-fritz-keller-offers-to-resign-after-nazi-remark/a-57500213?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Keller had previously ruled out resigning as head of the DFB

The head of the German Football Association has offered to step down from his post after a sports court hearing next week. Keller sparked a wave of criticism after comparing his colleague to a notorious Nazi judge.


News News Germany: DFB boss Fritz Keller offers to resign after Nazi remark Deutsche Welle Keller had previously ruled out resigning as head of the DFB Arne Dedert/dpa/picture alliance 19251296 Tue, 11 May 2021 17:58:00 GMT Architecture of remembrance and hope: Daniel Libeskind turns 75 https://www.dw.com/en/architecture-of-remembrance-and-hope-daniel-libeskind-turns-75/a-19251296?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Architect Daniel Libeskind turns 75

Famous for designing the Jewish Museum Berlin, the architect has created dozens of memorable buildings worldwide. He turns 75 on May 12 and he isn't slowing down.


Culture Culture Architecture of remembrance and hope: Daniel Libeskind turns 75 Deutsche Welle Architect Daniel Libeskind turns 75 Mike Wolff/dpa/picture-alliance 57498218 Tue, 11 May 2021 17:19:00 GMT Germany: Health minister expects youths to get COVID vaccines by summer https://www.dw.com/en/germany-health-minister-expects-youths-to-get-covid-vaccines-by-summer/a-57498218?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Young teens in Germany could soon be vaccinated at school, the health minister said

Health Minister Jens Spahn has raised hopes that young teens in Germany will be able to get a coronavirus jab before Europe's long summer vacation ends.


News News Young teens in Germany could soon be vaccinated at school, the health minister said Rupert Oberhuser/picture alliance 57459061 Tue, 11 May 2021 17:03:00 GMT Germany: Refashioning discarded fabric https://www.dw.com/en/germany-refashioning-discarded-fabric/av-57459061?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Just one percent of the 92 million tons of textiles dumped each year end up being recycled. But with a little creativity, you can make magnificent things out of old fabric. A company in eastern Germany gives discarded clothes a new lease of life.


Global 3000 Global 3000 Germany: Refashioning discarded fabric Deutsche Welle DW 57498084 Tue, 11 May 2021 16:40:00 GMT Bayern's nine titles: The moral of the story https://www.dw.com/en/bayern-s-nine-titles-the-moral-of-the-story/a-57498084?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

If your club has taken nine titles in a row, the wheels on the inside must be churning without trouble. A look behind the scenes at Bayern Munich, however, reveals double standards to go with their dominance.


NRS-Import NRS-Import Claus Cremer/Pressefoto ULMER/picture-alliance 57496087 Tue, 11 May 2021 16:36:00 GMT Ethiopian election expected to deepen rifts https://www.dw.com/en/ethiopian-election-expected-to-deepen-rifts/a-57496087?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Fears are growing of more violence spurred on by elections

Ethiopians will vote in June to elect a new parliament. But voter registration is patchy, and opposition parties plan to boycott the ballot. Experts fear that simmering ethnic tensions will escalate.


World World Ethiopian election expected to deepen rifts Deutsche Welle Fears are growing of more violence spurred on by elections Ethiopian News Agency/AP/picture alliance 57499072 Tue, 11 May 2021 15:55:00 GMT Cybercrime a booming business ᐠ thanks to COVID https://www.dw.com/en/cybercrime-a-booming-business-thanks-to-covid/a-57499072?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media The coronavirus pandemic has given a huge boost to internet crime. The number of offenses is on the rise while the number of successfully solved cases is stagnating in Germany. Germany Germany Cybercrime a booming business ᐠ thanks to COVID Deutsche Welle 57493736 Tue, 11 May 2021 14:11:00 GMT COVID and kids: Lockdowns have harmed children's health https://www.dw.com/en/covid-and-kids-lockdowns-have-harmed-children-s-health/a-57493736?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

The coronavirus pandemic has been a disaster for many young children. With schools and sports facilities closed, kids are missing out on the physical activity they need for physical, mental and spiritual development.


Germany Germany COVID and kids: Lockdowns have harmed children's health Deutsche Welle 57493970 Tue, 11 May 2021 10:44:00 GMT Dogecoin: The world's most valuable joke https://www.dw.com/en/dogecoin-the-world-s-most-valuable-joke/a-57493970?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Dogecoin can potentially have an infinite supply, unlike Bitcoin

The cryptocurrency has outperformed all others over the past year and is now valued at $70 billion. Based on a meme, it has ironically shown itself to be rather sensitive to jokes, as revealed in a recent Elon Musk gag.


Business Business Dogecoin: The world's most valuable joke Deutsche Welle Dogecoin can potentially have an infinite supply, unlike Bitcoin STAR MAX/IP/picture alliance 57486088 Mon, 10 May 2021 15:29:00 GMT Uganda's Museveni tightens grip on power https://www.dw.com/en/uganda-s-museveni-tightens-grip-on-power/a-57486088?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Yoweri Museveni's less-than-stellar democratic and human rights record has caused increasing anger abroad. But allies in the West seem loath to upset a regime which has contributed toward stabilization in the region.


World World Uganda's Museveni tightens grip on power Deutsche Welle Nicholas Kajoba/Xinhua News Agency/picture alliance 57477146 Sun, 9 May 2021 18:13:00 GMT Nigeria's President Buhari under fire because of growing security concerns https://www.dw.com/en/nigeria-s-president-buhari-under-fire-because-of-growing-security-concerns/a-57477146?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Family members of kidnapped students in Nigeria are calling for their loved ones to be freed

Security challenges in Nigeria have sparked anger and calls for President Buhari to step down or be removed from office. Analysts say disgruntled military members and politicians want to overthrow the president.


World World Nigeria's President Buhari under fire because of growing security concerns Deutsche Welle Family members of kidnapped students in Nigeria are calling for their loved ones to be freed Uwais Abubakar Idris/DW 57466437 Sat, 8 May 2021 11:40:00 GMT Tensions rise between Morocco and Germany https://www.dw.com/en/tensions-rise-between-morocco-and-germany/a-57466437?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media Rabat appears to have three main issues with Germany, but the most pressing appears to be control of the Western Sahara. Berlin is hoping for a quick resumption of bilateral relations, in the interests of both countries. World World 57468919 Sat, 8 May 2021 08:01:00 GMT South Africa: Zulu queen's eldest son named next monarch https://www.dw.com/en/south-africa-zulu-queen-s-eldest-son-named-next-monarch/a-57468919?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

 Prince Misuzulu Zulu, the Zulu heir designate

Prince Misuzulu ᐠ whose name means "strengthening the Zulus" ᐠ will take over as the next Zulu king, according to the will of his mother and regent queen. The announcement led to chaos at the royal palace.


News News South Africa: Zulu queen's eldest son named next monarch Deutsche Welle 57464738 Fri, 7 May 2021 16:14:00 GMT COVID vaccine patent waiver: Little cause for optimism in Africa, expert warns https://www.dw.com/en/covid-vaccine-patent-waiver-little-cause-for-optimism-in-africa-expert-warns/a-57464738?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

A vaccine patent waiver won't necessarily increase supplies in developing countries, warns virologist Wolfgang Preiser

While many hope the easing of patents will make vaccines more accessible, South African virologist Wolfgang Preiser warns much of the developing world still lacks the means to produce vaccines on the required scale.


World World COVID vaccine patent waiver: Little cause for optimism in Africa, expert warns Deutsche Welle A vaccine patent waiver won't necessarily increase supplies in developing countries, warns virologist Wolfgang Preiser Siphiwe Sibeko/AP Photo/picture alliance 57462206 Fri, 7 May 2021 15:06:00 GMT Africa's drought crisis: Zimbabwe seeks solutions, Madagascar edges toward famine https://www.dw.com/en/africa-s-drought-crisis-zimbabwe-seeks-solutions-madagascar-edges-toward-famine/a-57462206?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Countries like Madagascar are now relying on food aid as the drought crisis escalates

As droughts worsen across Africa, troubling times lie ahead for many countries. But while Madagascar struggles to tackle a hunger crisis, Zimbabwe hopes its new sustainable strategy means it has left the worst behind.


World World Africa's drought crisis: Zimbabwe seeks solutions, Madagascar edges toward famine Deutsche Welle 57437353 Fri, 7 May 2021 06:56:00 GMT Climate crisis: CO2 offsetting 'only 2nd-best solution' https://www.dw.com/en/climate-crisis-co2-offsetting-only-2nd-best-solution/a-57437353?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Flying is one of the most carbon-intensive ways to travel ᐠ besides emissions from jet fuel, planes also release gases and water vapor that contribute to global heating

German nonprofit atmosfair allows plane passengers to compensate for their flight's emissions by funding climate-friendly projects in the Global South. But do such schemes work? Or are they another form of greenwashing?


Environment Environment Climate crisis: CO2 offsetting 'only 2nd-best solution' Deutsche Welle Flying is one of the most carbon-intensive ways to travel ᐠ besides emissions from jet fuel, planes also release gases and water vapor that contribute to global heating picture-alliance/dpa/J. Stratenschulte 57446483 Thu, 6 May 2021 10:27:00 GMT ICC hands Ugandan warlord Dominic Ongwen 25-year sentence https://www.dw.com/en/icc-hands-ugandan-warlord-dominic-ongwen-25-year-sentence/a-57446483?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Dominic Ongwen was taken into ICC custody in 2015

Despite his conviction with crimes against humanity, the International Criminal Court did not opt for the maximum available punishment, citing the former child soldier's own suffering.


News News ICC hands Ugandan warlord Dominic Ongwen 25-year sentence Deutsche Welle Dominic Ongwen was taken into ICC custody in 2015 ICC-CPI/REUTERS 57426558 Thu, 6 May 2021 10:04:00 GMT DRC: Is President Tshisekedi's 'state of siege' a cover-up? https://www.dw.com/en/drc-is-president-tshisekedi-s-state-of-siege-a-cover-up/a-57426558?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi's "state of siege" declaration in two eastern DRC provinces has come into effect. The move has already resulted in a backlash. Kinshasa says it is vital to eliminate armed groups. World World DRC: Is President Tshisekedi's 'state of siege' a cover-up? Deutsche Welle 57437925 Wed, 5 May 2021 17:28:00 GMT Uncertain future for LGBT+ rights in Uganda as controversial bill is passed https://www.dw.com/en/uncertain-future-for-lgbt-rights-in-uganda-as-controversial-bill-is-passed/a-57437925?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

Human rights activists have declared that they intend to fight the bill

The Sexual Offenses Bill seeks to address a wide range of issues from rape to prostitution. But gay rights activists fear the new law amounts to a backdoor reintroduction of the discredited 2013 Anti-Homosexuality Bill.


World World Uncertain future for LGBT+ rights in Uganda as controversial bill is passed Deutsche Welle Human rights activists have declared that they intend to fight the bill picture-alliance/AP Photo/R. Vassie 57416845 Tue, 4 May 2021 08:18:00 GMT Africa scrambles as India vaccine export ban bites region https://www.dw.com/en/africa-scrambles-as-india-vaccine-export-ban-bites-region/a-57416845?maca=en-VAF-GNS-rwanda-hooza-en-33337-xml-media

India's coronavirus crisis saw the government put a temporary hold on exports of the AstraZeneca vaccine

As India's export ban results in COVAX supplies dry up, African countries have been scrambling in a desperate attempt to find alternatives. The second shot is proving difficult.


World World Africa scrambles as India vaccine export ban bites region Deutsche Welle India's coronavirus crisis saw the government put a temporary hold on exports of the AstraZeneca vaccine ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS