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News, Analysis and Service from Germany and Europe - in 30 Languages

    World in Progress: Moving past colonialism

    World in Progress: Moving past colonialism

    1960 was the year of independence for many African nations. 60 years later, countries like France still haven't come to terms with their legacy as colonizers. And, African independence was also a big deal for the United Nations. Henning Melber, who’s written extensively on the topic, will tell us why.

    • 29 min
    World in Progress: What does it mean to lose your home?

    World in Progress: What does it mean to lose your home?

    Last week, a study projected 40 million Americans could be evicted because of the pandemic. We'll hear about what the situation is like in Europe. And, this fall marks the anniversary of the 2015 refugee crisis in Europe. We'll hear from a Syrian man who made it to Germany. And then decided to head back home. Plus, a look at Mexico's controversial Mayan Train project and why everyone is on board.

    • 29 min
    World in Progress: Big cities, big problems

    World in Progress: Big cities, big problems

    One month after the deadly explosion in Beirut, locals are picking up the pieces. We'll hear from them and the UN Development Program's Khaled Abdel Shafi, who has witnessed the recovery efforts first hand. Plus, Blue Lives Matter is putting New York City on edge and an alternative neighborhood in Tokyo is fighting to keep its unique identity.

    • 29 min
    World in Progress: Mekong dams turn off the tap for farmers and fish

    World in Progress: Mekong dams turn off the tap for farmers and fish

    The Mekong River flows 5,000 kilometers from China to Vietnam. China's construction of a number of large hydropower dams to feed the country's energy needs is causing problems downriver, and having dire impacts on the fertile soil that feeds hundreds of millions of people.

    • 29 min
    World in Progress: Fighting for change

    World in Progress: Fighting for change

    One year after the Indian government stripped Kashmir of its special status, we hear how Kashmiris are dealing with their new reality, while a civil rights group called the "Moroccan Outlaws" calls for modernization of the country's criminal laws. Also on the show: the unequal treatment of Japan's working women and how the "Indian Matchmaking" series sparked a debate about colorism and classism.

    • 29 min
    World in Progress: Shock to the system

    World in Progress: Shock to the system

    How are refugees and migrants – and their kids! – faring during the coronavirus pandemic? Their situation was difficult to say the least even before the pandemic hit. Now it's gotten even worse. Migrant reception centers in Italy are overcrowded, adding to fears about the spread of the coronavirus. And: How a special doctor in Kenya (it's a puppet) helps children come to terms with the new normal.

    • 29 min

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