Future Train: How Light Rail Has Transformed Addis Ababa

Future Train How Light Rail Has Transformed Addis Ababa

The economies of major African cities are hampered due to the lack of public transportation, according to the World Bank. The Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa has now installed a light rail system. And the transformation has been profound. By Bernhard Riedmann and Stefan Schultz in Addis Ababa more...

Learning from Crisis: Inside the Effort to Improve Emergency Care in Haiti

Learning from Crisis Inside the Effort to Improve Emergency Care in Haiti

A year and a half after Hurricane Matthew, Haiti's health care system is still ill-equipped for another major disaster. Several innovative groups are now training doctors and nurses to better prepare them for catastrophes. By Alexis Ward more... Video ]


Reporter Podcast: Visiting the Last of the Mayans

Reporter Podcast Visiting the Last of the Mayans

The culture of the Lacandons in the Mexican jungle is dying out. In an interview, photographer Martin Engelmann and journalist and filmmaker Katja Döhne talk about how rapidly the lives of the descendants of the Maya are changing. Interview Conducted By Anna Behrend more...

Reporter Podcast: 'Sometimes I Miss a Sunny, Ice-Cold Day in the Snow'

Reporter Podcast 'Sometimes I Miss a Sunny, Ice-Cold Day in the Snow'

Journalist Kirsten Milhahn has lived in Nairobi for five years. In an interview, she explains why Kenya is a paradise for adventure sports and the things she sometimes misses from home. more...


Women's Rights in Egypt: 'Your Uncle Is a Devil, But You're also Going To Hell'

Women's Rights in Egypt 'Your Uncle Is a Devil, But You're also Going To Hell'

Women are protected under Egyptian laws -- but the country's legislation is often merely for the sake of appearances. Miscarriages of justice are rampant under a dictatorship that combines secular and Sharia laws. Von Annette Langer more...

Genital Mutilation in Egypt: 'Stop Taking Your Daughters To Be Mutilated.'

Genital Mutilation in Egypt 'Stop Taking Your Daughters To Be Mutilated.'

Sexual harassment is part of everyday life in Egypt and gang rapes continue to shock the country. Where does this excessive violence come from? By Annette Langer   more...


Violence Against Women: 'As an Egyptian Woman, You Spend Your Entire Life Dealing with Sexual Violence.'

Violence Against Women 'As an Egyptian Woman, You Spend Your Entire Life Dealing with Sexual Violence.'

Sexual harassment is part of everyday life in Egypt and gang rapes continue to shock the country. Where does this excessive violence come from? By Annette Langer   more...

Population Explosion: Ethiopia's Plans to Bridge the Urban-Rural Divide

Population Explosion Ethiopia's Plans to Bridge the Urban-Rural Divide

Ethiopia's population has tripled over the past few decades. Millions of farmers are leaving the fields only to end up living in the slums of huge cities. City planners believe they have found a solution -- in the remote countryside. By Rainer Müller in Buranest more... Comment ]


Reporter Podcast: Changing Lives via Text Message

Reporter Podcast Changing Lives via Text Message

An NGO is giving Kenyan villagers a basic income -- for many years, and by mobile phone. In an interview, reporter Patrick Witte explains how the project works and the impact it is having on peoples' lives. Interview Conducted By Anna Behrend more...

Reporter Podcast: What Palm Oil Farmers in Thailand Are Doing Right

Reporter Podcast What Palm Oil Farmers in Thailand Are Doing Right

Palm oil has a bad reputation. But it's also not true that rainforests are being cut down everywhere to make way for palm oil plantations. In an interview, reporter Vanessa Steinmetz talks about a more sustainable approach to palm oil farming. more...