Tanzania's President John Magufuli has turned pregnant teenagers into enemies of the state, claiming that allowing young mothers back to school would spell disaster for the country. Little is being done to tackle the root causes of these unwanted pregnancies: Rape, poverty and lack of sex education. Linda Staude went to investigate and her in-depth feature is presented by Natalie Muller.
World in Progress: Under attack
Afghanistan went to the polls amid Taliban attacks — the dire security situation and political instability has left many people without any hope. And the US embargo on Venezuela takes a toll on people who can't even get the medicine they need.
World in Progress: Trees to the rescue!
Deforestation concerns linked to palm oil plantations have prompted the EU to ban the use of palm oil in biofuel by 2030 — but Malaysian farmers say that spells disaster for them. Communities in Kenya's coastal regions are planting mangroves to protect the environment and make a living by selling carbon credits. And a video game that's getting help to those in need.
World in Progress: Feeling the heat
As the world gears up for a global climate strike to demand urgent action on climate change, we hear from people who are already feeling the heat.
World in Progress: A real-life utopia and dreams of peace
on thgis show: Reluctant to return: While Lebanon pressures Syrian refugees in the country to return home, people are reluctant to go back to a war-devastated country /// and: How a tiny community in Ethiopia continues to live its utopian dream of equality, fraternity and peace, forty years after its foundation.