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Recently, as I picked up a book from my bookcase, I realised that one word in its title had the answer to a problem that had been bothering me for months. The book is “The Voice Imitator” by Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard. And the word that solved the mystery, you may already have guessed it, …
African forces are preparing to enter Gambia after President Yahya Jammeh refused to step down. Jammeh has ignored a midnight deadline to leave office and honor the results of a December election.
Colombia’s president has said talks will be held between the government and the country’s last active rebel group, ELN.
The president discussed ways to implement the development of religious discourse with the Ministry of Religious Endowment
Free and fair elections are one of democracy’s main pillars as is the smooth and peaceful transfer of power. America has chosen and, whether one approves of that choice or not, it should be accepted and respected both at home and abroad. It is no secret that I wrote an op-ed in August 2015 backing …
Human Rights Watch called on the president to order the justice minister to cease investigations into human rights groups
Security forces clashed with with anti-government protestors in Libreville after President Ali Bongo clinched a narrow election victory over opposition candidate Jean Ping. The opposition disputes Bongo’s victory.
Islam Karimov has ruled Uzbekistan for more than 25 years. His power there is greater than that of Putin in Russia. Reports the authoritarian president is seriously ill have raised questions about the country’s future.
Minster of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Aaty received a phone call from President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Saturday with whom the minister reviewed the status of the recent Nile flood. The phone call focused on saving water in the country’s waterways, major sub-surface waterways, and canals, especially in light of the tightened circumstances …
War has raged in Yemen for over 500 days. The international community seems to be indifferent to the suffering there. This is detrimental to the credibility of the United States and Europe, DW’s Matthias von Hein writes.
Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has taken a slight lead as vote counting from Thursday’s election continues. Zambians have raised concerns over the delay in the release of the final results. Chrispin Mwakideu reports.
The South Korean president has granted pardons to thousands of people who’d been convicted of crimes. Among them are many businessmen, who were called upon to contribute towards kick-starting the economy.
An Al-Masry Al-Youm report alleged that the president would have been the target of an assasination attempt if he were to attend the summit in Nouakchott
At least 80 people have been killed in an attack on the Shiite Hazara community in Kabul. “Islamic State” claimed responsibility for the bombings. Experts say that highlights IS’s increasing presence in Afghanistan.
A cease-fire called by South Sudan’s leadership seemed to be holding on Tuesday. Civilians in Juba ventured out of make-shift shelters for the first time in days. Many took advantage of the truce to leave the capital.
The UK has tried hard to strengthen its already robust economic relationship with Chinese politicians and businessmen. But many now question Britain’s future as an investment destination – and a gateway to the EU.
EU Commission President Juncker is being blamed for many of the bloc’s woes: waning interest in Europe, far-right populism and – recently – the Brexit. But how far is he really to blame? Barbara Wesel from Brussels.
Heavy fighting, hundreds dead, thousands on the run and urgent appeals from the international community for an end to the violence: the story unfolding in South Sudan seems sadly familiar.
Fighting erupted in South Sudan’s capital Juba on Monday between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and ex-rebel leader Riek Macher. Former UN diplomat Peter Schumann said this may escalate into a full-scale war.
Restoring peace and security – that’s President Faustin Archange Touadera’s main task. He took office 100 days ago, but the Central African Republic (CAR) still has a long way to go before becoming a stable state.
In a much-anticipated report, the US has revealed the number of people – including civilians – killed in drone strikes. The report, however, is unlikely to quash criticism.
In South Sudan, ceasefire monitors have warned of “appalling” violence in breach of a peace deal, despite the formation of a unity government under former rivals President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar.
Since the election of a China-skeptic president in Taiwan, tensions have grown between Taipei and Beijing. DW speaks with Taiwan expert Johannes Buckow over the future of the relationship.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s pledge to relentlessly fight crime and corruption helped him win the Philippine presidency. But was it just tough talk? The GIGA Institute of Asian Studies’ Jasmine Lorch speaks with DW.
The EU Commission is reportedly planning to push through a free trade agreement between Canada and the EU, known as CETA, without giving the bloc’s national parliaments a say in it.
After meeting with German officials, Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Can Dundar spoke with DW. The dissident Turkish journalist harshly criticized the EU’s controversial deportations deal with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Six weeks before crucial municipal elections, ANC leader and South African President Jacob Zuma has suffered another courtroom setback. Corruption charges against him, once believed buried, are resurfacing.
South Korea is waging a diplomatic campaign to wean nations in far-flung parts of the world off their alliances with North Korea. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
Shorouk Genena was arbitrarily dismissed from her position in the Administrative Prosecution Authority
In an interview with an Argentine newspaper, the banned ex-FIFA president has claimed that he has seen draws for major European football tournaments rigged. But Blatter said he was not involved.