South Africa’s state-run railway PRASA has been grinding to a halt. It is the victim of internal corruption – and external stealing. Thieves are snatching copper cables from the rail network and selling the valuable metal.
In one of Africa's fastest-changing societies, Ghana's traditional chiefs still wield great power. But as their roles change, they are losing authority to the state.
The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has passed 15 million, a quarter of which are in the US. Meanwhile, Germany may soon begin mandatory testing at airports for arrivals from risk countries. Follow DW for the latest.
As COVID-19 spreads, countries in the region are increasing vigilance at airports and borders, with restrictions on flights out of Europe in particular. The expected economic fallout is another growing cause for concern.
The death toll in Italy has now exceeded 10,000, while Spain recorded its worst day yet. The Chinese city Wuhan — ground zero of the coronavirus pandemic — has partially reopened to outsiders. Follow DW for the latest.
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