Loes Witschge

Loes Witschge

Loes Witschge is a journalist and producer at Al Jazeera English online. 

Science & Technology

Should we be worried about 'killer robots'?

Autonomous weapons might one day make war more efficient but they present deep-seated practical and ethical challenges.

Should we be worried about 'killer robots'?

Gender

UK companies approach deadline to register gender pay gap

Advocates have expressed hope the data will help companies address inequality, but critics call it 'worse than useless'.

UK companies approach deadline to register gender pay gap

Politics

What next for Ethiopia after EPRDF picks Abiy Ahmed as leader?

Analysts cite incoming PM's 'reform credentials' but raise concerns over ability to overcome deep-rooted challenges.

What next for Ethiopia after EPRDF picks Abiy Ahmed as leader?

Business & Economy

African Continental Free Trade Area: What you need to know

African leaders are set to launch AfCFTA, the biggest free trade agreement since the establishment of the WTO.

African Continental Free Trade Area: What you need to know

Iran

Iran's Gonabadi Dervishes: A 'long history' of persecution

Clashes between members of an Iranian Sufi order and police follow more than a decade of increasing tension.

Iran's Gonabadi Dervishes: A 'long history' of persecution

Fiji

In Fiji, villages need to move due to climate change

As Cyclone Gita leaves Tonga battered, neighbouring Fiji has started moving some of its villages to higher ground.

In Fiji, villages need to move due to climate change

Environment

Why are coral reefs important, and why are they dying?

New research shows more than 11 billion pieces of plastic litter corals in the Asia-Pacific.

Why are coral reefs important, and why are they dying?

Climate SOS

Fiji PM: 'We are losing the battle' to save coral reefs

Climate change might kill the world’s coral reefs by the end of the century, affecting about one billion people.

Fiji PM: 'We are losing the battle' to save coral reefs

Environment

Running out of sand: in numbers

We illustrate the depletion of one the world's most sought-after commodities of the 21st century: sand.

Running out of sand: in numbers

Immigration

Timeline: Arab immigration into Europe

Arab immigration into Europe – from the Umayyad Caliphate to Germany's 2017 payouts to refugees volunteering to go home.

Timeline: Arab immigration into Europe

Child rights

Cubs to lions: What's next for ISIL's child soldiers?

Professor Mia Bloom and former child soldier Ishmael Beah discuss if ISIL's 'cubs' can be saved or will remain a danger.

Cubs to lions: What's next for ISIL's child soldiers?

Health

'No way back': Performing euthanasia in the Netherlands

When somebody wants to die in the Netherlands, Bert Keizer is often the man they call.

'No way back': Performing euthanasia in the Netherlands