Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor has made his directorial debut with “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”. The Netflix production tells the story of William Kamkwamba, who saved his village from famine by inventing a wind turbine.
A civil war between Houthi rebels and a Saudi-backed government has led to spiraling food prices. DW’s Nicolas Martin writes that as more people face starvation, aid groups warn the crisis could trigger the world’s worst famine in 100 years.
Ancient ominous warnings carved on usually submerged boulders along the Elbe River had for centuries driven fear into the hearts of Czechs, but their reappearance during this year’s drought is just a reminder of how tough people had it.
South Sudan is close to another famine, after more than four years of civil war in the world’s youngest nation.
United Nations warns without aid, Yemen famine will cause “millions of victims”.