In this edition of Global Teen we meet Jessica Achieng from Nairobi, Kenya. She enjoys going to school and hopes to become a musician.
Hunting and illegal trading pose a threat to hawksbill sea turtles on the Solomon Islands. Local women are working together to protect the turtles' breeding grounds in the country's first-ever national park.
A meter below sea level, the German island of Pellworm is surrounded by towering dikes designed to keep storm surges out. But will they be enough to protect the green island from climate-induced rising waters?
As sea levels rise, the rich ecosystem of the Wadden Sea in the North Sea is at risk of disappearing. It will take concerted efforts to protect the habitat that is home to thousands of birds, animals and plants.
While a South African company attempts to break barriers by inventing the world's first hearing testing machinery, feeding the demand for their product around the world has become a hassle as they currently face their biggest hurdle: load shedding.
The new Social Justice/Work Places series takes a look at the world of work in Asia and Europe. In India, women are still underrepresented in the labor force. In Iceland, more than 70 percent of women are employed.
Costa Rica is home to an astonishing number butterfly species. Local farmers breed some species for sale to botanic gardens and butterfly sanctuaries worldwide. The work provides a good income and helps protect biodiversity.
Corn, banana leaves, vegetables and meat - the older women of the village of Cardenas in the Mexican state of Chiapas still cook the way their grandmothers did. How can these traditional recipes be preserved?
Huge amounts of rice straw are left over after the harvest in Thailand. Farmers often burn it, which is terrible for the environment. A young entrepreneur has found a new use for the material. Turned into paper, it can replace plastic food packaging.
Luzmery Yancy Jimenez is 34 years old and lives with her husband and five children in La Mata in Columbia, a small village in the northern part of the country on the edge of the Cienaga Zapatosa, a huge, tropical wetland.
Around 4,000 people work in the 80 or so research stations in Antarctica. "Neumayer III" is one of the few German laboratories there. One of the objects of study: the behavior of Emperor Penguins.
Housing in Soweto used to be cheap, but more and more people are moving into the township near Johannesburg. Sound, affordable homes are rare. One start-up is on a mission to build sustainable homes from recycled building rubble.
More than a fourth of Nepal's population has no access to electricity. Many villages use hydropower plants to generate energy. NGOs and the government support the projects. The goal is to provide remote areas with sustainable energy.
Abdoulaye Coulibaly is mayor of Fana in Mali and a climate change expert. He hopes to prepare his community for global warming. It's also a question of war and peace in the crisis-plagued country.
When Lucy Wanjiku Njenga was 19, her boyfriend and the father of her child infected her with HIV. Her baby son died. She received little help in her poor district in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. She has founded a network for young women living with...
Ananya Birla is the daughter of a billionaire industrialist. Despite her family's wealth she has embarked on a singing career and has founded a microfinance company. It provides small loans to poor rural women.
In our Global Teen series we present 14-year-old Ivan Emmanuel Santana Vega from the state of Jalisco in Mexico. He loves sports, especially the martial art taekwondo, and he's really good at it.
Chile gets plenty of sunshine. More and more businesses are using it as a cheap source of power. They are getting support from the German-Chilean Chamber of Commerce, which offers training in the efficient use of renewable energies.
First they burn the forest, then the cattle arrive and then the soybeans. The global appetite for soy and beef has been driving the Amazon's destruction for decades now. The consultancy firm Pecsa hopes to teaches cattle ranchers sustainability.
Dr. Ernest Darkoh's mission is to revolutionize health care in Africa. He set up the company BroadReach to provide doctors with data that could help them prevent disease.
Until 2018, almost 2,000 illegal waste pickers worked on the largest garbage dump in Brasilia. Now they're part of the city's waste management program. Even at the university, you can study climate friendly garbage disposal.
All work and no play is normal for a seven-year-old in China. Education is a top priority. Children learn languages, study math and do sport too, well into the evenings and even on weekends.
Hygiene is of utmost importance. Midwives at Madagascar's state-run health centers get regular training, to combat maternal and infant mortality. And thanks to a new health insurance scheme, more women are now able to go to the doctor.
Karanraj Dewasi from India loves going to school. His father is a teacher. But he's worried about environmental pollution and that he might not have the same standard of living as his parents and grandparents.
Conjuring up ideas to engage children with books is what Emirati author and illustrator Maitha Al Khayat has been doing for more than ten years.
Bangalore, India's top high-tech city is drowning in trash despite new regulations. Now an organization there is collecting organic waste and turning it into environmentally-friendly biogas.
Syrian-born Ronaldo Mouchawar once had ambitions to be a basketball player. Ultimately, however, he followed in the footsteps of his father who was a merchant, and the man who inspired the name of his online auction site, ‘Souq.com’ in 2005.
Libra, the proposed global digital currency led by Facebook, has raised concerns amongst some governments and financial authorities around the world.
There's nothing more British than fish and chips. But some of the best in Oxford are made by Kazem Hakimi, who was born in Iran. He came to Britain in the 1960s and opened his chippie in 1988.
Rwanda is often called the "land of a thousand hills". But its topography also makes it vulnerable. Heavy rain often leads to soil erosion, which can cause entire villages to be flooded. An initiative helps protect farmers against these risks.
From humble beginnings, Emirati billionaire Khalaf Al Habtoor founded his eponymous company in 1970 and grew it to become one of the UAE’s most successful conglomerates.
An initiative in Lebanon is harnessing the talent of disadvantaged women to produce high fashion handbags.
Bergen is the rainiest town in Europe. Is that why it has brought forth so many famous writers? Tomas Espedal is from there; Karl Ove Knausgard, his most famous student, spent years there. We visit Norway, the special guest at the Frankfurt Book F...
The Maldives are on a construction drive, aimed at boosting tourism. New airports, artificial islands and luxury resorts are springing up everywhere, exacting a huge toll on the environment and the lives of the local people.
Being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender in Uganda means living in fear. The church says homosexuality is immoral. Now the government is said to be considering plans to introduce the death penalty for gay sex.
Since he burst upon the comedic scene in Egypt back in 2011, political satirist, author and stand-up star Bassem Youssef, has been endlessly compared to The Daily Show’s former host, John Stewart.
Capturing someone’s life story in a single moment is what Oslo-based photographer Afshin Ismaeli does for a living.
Following months of restoration, the legendary BMW 530 Motorsport Limited Edition (MLE) has finally been unveiled. Video by Carlos Muchave Interviews by Andre De Kock
With more than one-third of Tunisia’s graduates unemployed, many young nationals are taking matters into their own hands by creating their own tech companies.
As the number of people on social media increases, using online platforms to reach consumers is a growing trend for brands around the world.
The genre of horror has not been much explored by filmmakers in the Middle East and North Africa to date, nor achieved mainstream success.
The third edition of the El Gouna Film Festival came to a close on September 27.
During the 9-day run of Egypt’s 3rd edition of the El Gouna Film Festival, Hollywood actors rubbed shoulders with regional movie stars.
The river that runs through the Kenyan capital once teemed with life. Today it's the most polluted waterway in the country. Together with young residents from the city's informal settlements, Frederick Okinda is working to change that.
Many plants need help with pollination and propagation. Insects are by far the most important pollinators, but birds and even lemurs can also transport pollen from one plant to another.
Located around 200 kilometers from the UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi, on the eastern coast of Sir Bani Yas Island, lies the country’s oldest Christian site.
A consequence of war and social unrest in the Middle East and North Africa in recent decades, has been the destruction of some of the region’s most ancient, treasured and culturally important monuments.