DW Online (ENG/D) | Deadly rebel raid in Rwanda

Rwanda saw its bloodiest attack in over two decades when rebels raided a town on the border with the DR Congo in the evening hours of October 4th. The killings have sparked fear among residents of Kinigi, an area famed for mountain gorillas. I was in Kinigi for Deutsche Welle to speak with the people…

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DW Online (ENG/D) | The trauma of Rwanda’s post-genocide generation

51 percent of Rwanda’s population today are less than 20 years old. They did not witness the genocide against the Tutsi in 1994. They are the “Generation After”. Many of them could not ask their parents any questions about what had happened. Today they want to break the silence. My article (in English) on Rwanda’s…

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NZZ (D) | Ebola-Epidemie im Kongo: Wenn Fake-News töten

False information and fake news have helped the Ebola virus in Eastern DR Congo to spread quickly. Young journalists of the fact checking network Congo Check fight the rumors and false information circulating on Social Media and the internet, because they know: fake news can kill. Read my article for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ)…

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SPIEGEL ONLINE (D) | Paddeltour XXL

From source to sea – Sarah Davis’ planned to paddle the river nile. She survived rapids and water falls, a hippo attack, but was then challenged by something different… My report for SPIEGEL ONLINE, find it here: https://www.spiegel.de/reise/fernweh/sarah-davis-nil-abenteuer-im-kanu-und-raftingboot-a-1265615.html The German newspaper RheinPfalz am Sonntag re-published the story: Rheinpfalz am Sonntag_Trip mit Todesangst

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DW Online (D) | Togo: Eskalation vor der Wahl

In December 2018 Togo is close to stagger into a major crisis. Ahead of the planned elections, mass demonstrations are violently knocked down, security forces shoot on civilians. The last week-end I stayed in Togo’s capital Lomé a young boy of 11 years was shot. My report for Deutsche Welle (in German): https://www.dw.com/de/togo-eskalation-vor-der-wahl/a-46670241  

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SPIEGEL ONLINE (D) | Afrika zieht an

Luxury labels in Milan and Paris find inspiration in Africa. Fashion designers that come from the continent don’t necessarily welcome this trend. Their goal: to present their own ideas and collections on the European catwalks. Find my article for SPIEGEL ONLINE here (in German): http://www.spiegel.de/stil/rwanda-clothing-designermode-aus-afrika-a-1234946.html

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SPIEGEL ONLINE (D) | “Sie kämpfen wie Soldaten – aber sie sterben wie Kinder!”

All over the world armies and militias use boys and girls as child soldiers. Ex-UN General Roméo Dallaire wants to convince warlords: The use of child soldier is not only morally despicable, but tactically wrong. My article for SPIEGEL ONLINE (in German): http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/kindersoldaten-ex-uno-general-kaempft-gegen-rekrutierung-von-jungen-und-maedchen-a-1231200.html (© Photo: Child Soldier Initiative)

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DW TV (ENG) | TV-Interview with Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege

A once-in-a-lifetime experience! Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege in front of my camera. For almost twenty years, the Congolese gynecologist has dedicated his career to treating survivors of sexual violence in the East of DR Congo. Deutsche Welle broadcasted the interview in their News program: https://m.dw.com/en/mukwege-we-must-shift-shame-from-victim-to-rapist/av-45803713 and published a transcript version online: https://m.dw.com/en/mukwege-do-not-treat-sexual-violence-as-taboo/a-45788289

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Spiegel Online (D) | Friedensnobelpreis für Denis Mukwege

Sexual violence is in the DR Congo used as a weapon of war. The consequence: mutilated women and a traumatized society. Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege gives new hope – a hero for many! I had the chance to meet and interview the Congolese gynaecologist known as “Doctor Miracle”  the day after the Nobel…

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Süddeutsche Zeitung (D) | Afrika first!

The Sueddeutsche Zeitung published a travel special about plastic and of course, Rwanda could not be missed! Rwanda is called a role model on the African continent having banned plastic bags more than 10 years ago. But outside the capital acceptance is a different story. Find the online version of the article here (in German): https://www.sueddeutsche.de/reise/ruanda-afrika-first-1.4135873 and…

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