Germany

The AfroZensus is an effort to quantify Blackness in Germany

​​​​​​The country collects no data on race and ethnicity, a direct result of the country’s Nazi past. Unfortunately, this also hampers the ability to significantly address institutionalized racism and its effects on the lives of everyday Black Germans. 

Conflict & Justice

Military tension between Russia and Ukraine escalates

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine started more than seven years ago when Russia annexed the Ukrainian Crimean Peninsula. Now, the two countries are at war in eastern Ukraine. The so-called “frozen conflict” has heated up again. Fighting is escalating in eastern Ukraine despite a ceasefire, and there have been reports of military buildup in Crimea and on the Russian side of the border. Host Carol Hills speaks with Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, the commanding general of the US Army in Europe until 2017.

Coronavirus Conversations

Discussion: Coronavirus vaccine acceptance and public attitudes

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There seems to be a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel with the approval of several vaccines and the widespread rollout of vaccination campaigns around the world. But questions about vaccine acceptance persists. As part of The World's regular series of conversations about the coronavirus, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Harvard public opinion expert Gillian SteelFisher, who discussed public attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccines.

Top of The World

More countries halt use of AstraZeneca vaccine

Top of The World: Germany has joined France, Italy and Spain in suspending its use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine over concerns of blood clots in some recipients. And, with a rise in the number of migrants getting apprehended at the US-Mexico border, US President Joe Biden — once critical of Trump-era deterrence policies — is now facing criticism from all sides.

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Hundreds of abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria released

Top of The World: A group of 279 girls who were abducted from a boarding school in the increasingly lawless northwestern Nigeria have been released. And, Reporters Without Borders has filed a criminal complaint in a German court against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman related to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Also, the Biden administration announced sanctions against senior Russian government officials over the poisoning and imprisonment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

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