Category Archives: World

Saudi women’s rights activist Madeha Alajroush: ‘Finally, I am celebrating’

Saudi Arabia has detained several rights activists without explanation as the kingdom is set to allow women to drive. Before her unexpected detention, one longtime activist spoke with DW’s Fanny Facsar in Riyadh. Continue reading

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EU data protection: End of the digital Wild West

The new EU data protection law taking effect May 25 has many small companies worried. But EU Commissioner Vera Jourova stresses that there is no need to panic – authorities will focus on watching the digital giants. Continue reading

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West Africa Leaks: Investigating missing tax money

The international journalists’ network ICIJ has evaluated secret documents and has come to the conclusion that West African countries lose millions in unpaid taxes because the money is diverted elsewhere. Continue reading

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India, Russia strive for ‘multipolar’ world in Trump’s ‘America first’ era

After their recent informal bilateral meeting, Indian PM Modi and Russian President Putin reaffirmed commitments to increasing bilateral strategic and economic ties in the face of growing geo-political pressure. Continue reading

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Siti binti Saad, the mother of taarab

A famous Zanzibari singer and composer, Siti binti Saad established taarab as a performing art and as a mouthpiece for women in East Africa. In the process, she became a pioneer in many ways. Continue reading

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China urges US, North Korea to remain calm, ‘show goodwill’

US President Trump’s decision to scrap his planned summit with N. Korean leader Kim Jong Un could hurt Washington’s ties to Seoul and damage Trump’s credibility and reputation, say Chinese analysts. William Yang reports. Continue reading

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Sunjata Keita, founder of the Mali Empire

West African storytellers still sing the praises of Sunjata Keita today. Crippled as a child, he overcame his disability to unify the fragmented kingdoms of the region, creating the vast medieval Mali Empire. Continue reading

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Sieren’s China: A master of misjudgment

President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the nuclear deal with Iran is giving China even more of an opportunity to fill the vacuum of power, says Frank Sieren. Continue reading

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‘Yes’ vote could keep Nkurunziza in power until 2034

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza was named "eternal supreme guide” by his CNDD-FDD party on the eve of the constitutional referendum. A ‘yes’ vote could keep him in office until 2034.  Continue reading

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Modi’s BJP forms government in key Indian state

Indian PM Narendra Modi’s BJP emerged as the biggest winner in the Karnataka state election, but its poll victory was marred by questions over who has the right to form the government. Vasudevan Sridharan reports. Continue reading

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