Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been inaugurated as Zimbabwe’s new leader, taking over from his toppled predecessor Robert Mugabe. A large crowd gathered to witness an historic transition of power.
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Denis Goldberg, who struggled alongside Nelson Mandela to end apartheid in South Africa, says Zimbabwe's overthrowing of its long-term ruler Robert Mugabe is a good example of what to do with a dictator.
The president announced the meeting with the leaders of Germany's two biggest parties as the country enters a second month without a new government. The SPD has been reluctant to form another coalition with the CDU.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May hopes her Brexit talks with European Council President Donald Tusk will yield something to write home about. But what impact could Germany's political vacuum have on any progress?
Suspected militants have targeted a mosque in the north of Egypt's Sinai peninsula, with reports of gunfire and explosions. Scores have been killed, according to state media.
Pakistani authorities have released Hafiz Saeed, the man believed to have planned the 2008 attacks in Mumbai. More than 170 people were killed over the three-day siege. India reacted with outrage at the decision.
South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal has increased the Paralympian's jail term for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to more than 13 years. Prosecutors had argued that the original sentence was "far too lenient."
Pro-life activists have taken a doctor to court over information she provides for her patients online. The case shows how complicated Germany's laws regulating abortion are – and that the issue is highly contentious.
Police have arrested a 23-year-old man after a credible threat of violence was made against the University of Trier. The man allegedly threatened to attack the university with a semi-automatic weapon.
The EU has invited representatives from six post-Soviet states to take part in its fifth annual Eastern Partnership summit. On the agenda: reforms and closer economic ties. Bernd Riegert reports from Brussels.
Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova can't leave her country to pick up the Right Livelihood Award she won in Stockholm. As Azerbaijan's president visits Brussels, calls to lift the ban are growing.
Claims a Beijing nursery gave injections and drugs to toddlers have prompted a media storm and protests by parents. Police are investigating, and daycare chain operator RYB says it has suspended three teachers.
Japanese police are investigating eight men who have turned up on Japan's northern coast. The men are said to be from North Korea and appear to be fishermen whose vessel ran into trouble, rather than defectors.
In Saudi Arabia's massive anti-corruption sweep, the vast majority of businessmen and officials implicated have agreed to financial settlements, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has told the New York Times.
Papua New Guinea police cleared and sealed off a former Australian immigration detention center after the last 300 asylum-seekers were taken away in buses. The men said they feared for their safety outside the camp.
President Juan Manuel Santos and the leaders of the FARC, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, signed a peace deal on November 24, 2016. Has the goal been achieved?
Authorities in west and central Africa have rescued 500 victims of human trafficking in a series of raids. The operation was part of a German-funded initiative targeting organized crime.
Worker's at Amazon's main hubs in Germany and Italy have launched walkouts to hit the US e-commerce giant at a time when it hurts most — Black Friday and Cyber Monday — the busiest online shopping days of the year.
Once again the latest monthly business confidence index by Germany's Ifo research institute shows the mood among German executives only keeps getting rosier despite political unease over the next German government.
A group of activists bearing Tibet flags turned a friendly game between German and Chinese soccer players into a political event. Beijing’s reaction may have been too harsh, thinks DW’s Frank Sieren.
To bring an end to this inhumane practise, we must all fight all ideologies that deprive human beings of their dignity.
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Lawyers for disgraced ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn have said that they will no longer communicate with the White House. The move signals that Flynn may be cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller.
As worries linger over Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia and his commitment to partners abroad, is the US still a dependable ally? Conflict Zone meets the US Army’s top general in Europe, Ben Hodges.
CSU leader Horst Seehofer may have roared his last. Who's waiting in the wings to replace him?
Holocaust memorial replica built by the AfD's Björn Höcke home provoked reactions from the far-right party.
There had been previous cases of far-right extremists setting fire to migrants' homes. But Mölln, 25 years ago, was the first time people died. Both the town and the victims are still struggling to come to terms with it.
With more and more cities using LED street lights, overall light emissions are going up.
The last Sunday before Advent is a big one on the German calendar, one on which the closure of certain avenues of entertainment reminds people to remember their dead. At least, as Tamsin Walker found out, in theory...
The DFB has canceled a series of friendly matches between China's under-20 team and German lower league sides.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that sweatpants are comfortable — whether they should be worn outside of the gym is less clear. One Stuttgart cafe has taken a stand and banned customers wearing the stretchy pants.
Açaí is very popular in Brazil. And internationally, it’s increasingly viewed as a superfood.
Hamid Sulaiman lives in Berlin, where he composed a graphic novel about the Syrian civil war.
An agency in Johannesburg is trying to lure highly-qualified Africans back to the continent.
Harriet Bruce-Annan has financed schooling for hundreds of street kids in Accra.
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Many Delhi residents long believed smog was the price of economic growth. But that view is changing.
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