DW News (ENG) | Measles outbreak in DR Congo claims thousands of lives

While the world is busy looking for a vaccine against the corona virus, another virus is wreaking havoc in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Though a vaccine exists against measles, an outbreak that began in early 2019 has claimed thousands of victims. As the border between Rwanda and DR Congo is closed due to the…

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ZDF/3sat (D) | COVID19 threat for mountain gorillas

Humans and mountain gorillas share 98.5% of their DNA. A dangerous proximity! Scientists and conservationists are alarmed that SARS CoV-2 could spill over to the animals – with disastrous consequences for the endangered species. My report for ZDF / nano on the threat of COVID19 for mountain gorillas (in German): https://www.3sat.de/wissen/nano/200622-gorillas-nano-104.html

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DW News (ENG) | Living under coronavirus lockdown

Rwanda was the first sub-Saharan nation to enforce a strict lockdown in the fight against the novel coronavirus. I asked people from the town of Gisenyi how they are coping with the situation, six weeks after restrictions were imposed. VJ-Report for DW News. Find it here: https://www.dw.com/en/living-under-coronavirus-lockdown-in-rwanda/av-53264730

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DW TV (ENG) | My City Kigali

DW Televison has a vibrant series about Africa’s capital cities. Rwanda’s capital Kigali has rapidly transformed into one of Africa’s safest, most vibrant and pristine cities. Young people are flocking to the metropolis in hopes of making their business dreams come true. Among them Ysolde and Kevine, the two dynamic ladies behind the shoe label…

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DW TV (Eng) | Rwanda’s first female saxophonist

Stella Tushabe is Rwanda’s first female saxophonist. In a male dominated music industry, she has had to struggle to make a name for herself. But she didn’t give up. Now Stella wants to empower other women through her music. I took my camera and met the brave and inspiring young lady for DW’s ‘The 77…

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DW News (Eng) | Rwanda readies for coronavirus with public sinks

Rwanda, responding to its first case of coronavirus, stepped up its preparation efforts by flooding its capital with portable sinks for hand-washing. They can be found at bus stops, restaurants, banks and shops across the capital, Kigali. I reported as a video journalist for DW News on Rwanda’s large-scale campaign to fend off the virus….

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DW Business (Eng) | Mara Phone: A smartphone made in Africa

Chinese phones have a strong grip on Africa’s mobile phone market. But this was recently challenged by the Mara Phone. The world’s first smartphone “made in Africa” – in Rwanda. Three months in, I wanted to know how far the African company got and reported for DW Business. Find the TV report here: https://www.dw.com/en/mara-phone-a-cellphone-made-in-africa/av-52668362

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DW Business (ENG): Drone competition in Rwanda

Ten international teams of drone pilots have gathered at Rwanda’s Lake Kivu to put their technology to the test. With many Africans living miles from the nearest tarmac road, remote-control aircraft could play a key role in meeting future supply challenges. My report for DW Business: https://www.dw.com/en/drone-competition-pilots-compete-in-rwanda/av-52330341

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ARTE documentary film (D/FR): Gorillas under stress

In the second half of 2019 most of my time goes into the filming and production of an ARTE Science documentary on the famous mountain gorillas. The film (52 min.) will air in 2020. End of 2018 excellent news went around the world: The number of the critically endangered mountain gorillas exceeds 1000 and the…

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MDR Fernsehen (D) | Model Mario Galla als Botschafter in Ruanda

Mario Galla is a German model working with and for international brands and fashion designers. He gained public attention when he showed his leg prothesis during the Berlin Fashion Show in 2010. Today he is an ambassador for the NGO “Humanity and Inclusion” (also formerly known as Handicap International). He recently visited a refugee camp…

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