Dancing, lipsyncing, and creative challenges – welcome to TikTok. In 2019, hardly any other social media app was downloaded as often. How does TikTok earn money, and how does China play in?
Coronavirus is in Sub-Saharan Africa with a first confirmed case in Nigeria +++ Sudanese mothers search tirelessly for their sons and daughters who disappeared while protesting in the 2019 revolution +++ The Food for Education NGO harnessing technology to make it easier to pay for school lunch in Kenya.
Calls from the Indian part of Kashmir for independence are growing. In the longest border crisis since the end of the Second World War, India and Pakistan have been fighting over the mountain region in the heart of the Himalayas since 1947.
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will be traveling to the African continent for the second time since she took office at the end of 2019. This time she will be accompanied by her entire commission.
West Africa's first industrial-scale wind energy project located in Senegal went online in late 2019. With a third of the wind turbines online as part of phase 1, another 30 will operational by June 2020. 46 wind turbines in total will produce 150 megawatts of energy. The project which cost around €342 million will increase Senegal’s electricity generation capacity by 15%.
Huge quantities of raw materials are needed for mobile phones, copper pipes or wind turbines. Things that we Europeans naturally use are produced in South America under the harshest conditions. It's a filthy business.
The Gnassingbe family has been in power in Togo since 1967. Amid growing pressure, President Faure Gnassingbe's government was forced introduce presidential term limits in 2019, but they do not apply to the three terms he has already been in office.
Since first cases were confirmed in December 2019, the flu-like 2019-nCoV virus exploded into a major health emergency, killing hundreds of people and infecting thousands more. Scientists scramble for a vaccine.
German economy post zero growth at the end of 2019 - 15 years of YouTube - Vocational training helps refugees in Germany
Airbus reported a loss of almost €1.4 billion for 2019. That's due to a massive €3.6 billion fine the European aerospace company had to pay to settle a long-standing corruption investigation. On the upside, Airbus revenues did increase in 2019. But challenges remain for the company in its ongoing rivalry with Boeing.
Coronavirus creates crisis for Thai tourism - Airbus reports €1.5bn loss - Nissan profits crash in 2019, dampening expectation
The world has become more insecure and a new arms race seems imminent. Disarmament treaties are lapsing and existing alliances crumbling. Will Germany be able to meet the challenges?
Report: Chinese firms taking on credit to survive - Daimler 2019 profits drop by 64% - Economic hardship overshadows Iranian celebrations
The situation is hitting Daimler's employees hardest. German business daily Handelsblatt reports that Daimler plans on cutting 15,000 jobs worldwide.
Daimler profit falls to 2.4 billion euro in 2019 - Report: Chinese firms snap up credit amid outbreak - Drone wars: pilots compete in Kenya competition
Tim Sebastian interviews Hans Zollner, President of the Centre for Child Protection at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. (First aired on 11 December 2019)
Report: Chinese firms snap up credit amid outbreak - Daimler expected to announce profit fall for 2019 - Drone wars: pilots compete in Kenya competition
Tourism in Germany is booming, with 2019 tourism figures hitting records for the tenth straight year. Travelers from Germany and abroad are primarily drawn to the big cities.
The Bavarian Administration of State-Owned Palaces, Gardens and Lakes has announced visitor numbers for 2019. Almost 5.2 million guests were counted. Guess which castle is ranked number 1.
In late 2019 Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the carmaker would build a manufacturing plant in Grünheide near Berlin. Gigafactory 4 is to produce batteries and powertrains for up to 500,000 electric cars a year. But not everyone in Grünheide is glad.
India's Narendra Modi has announced the creation of an authority to build a Hindu temple on the site of a demolished mosque. Here is a timeline of the acrimony that started with the demolition of a 16th century mosque.
Bush fires are nothing new in Australia, but this season’s blazes have taken on a new dimension. Their vast scale is largely down to extreme weather conditions. Last year was the hottest and driest since recordings began in 1910.
She's one of Germany's most successful children's authors worldwide: Cornelia Funke is beloved for the fantastic worlds she creates.
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