Loes Witschge

Loes Witschge

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

Latin America

Venezuela's crisis by numbers

Key facts and figures on Venezuela's economic crisis and the millions fleeing the country.

Venezuela's crisis by numbers

Nicaragua

'This is a revolution': Who are Nicaragua's student protesters?

In Nicaragua, students at the heart of the anti-government protests say they want another revolution.

'This is a revolution': Who are Nicaragua's student protesters?

Nicaragua

Las turbas: Who are Nicaragua's pro-government armed groups?

Ortega denies controlling the pro-government armed groups that rights groups accuse of working with the police.

Las turbas: Who are Nicaragua's pro-government armed groups?

Europe

European proposals to outsource asylum centres condemned

As EU meets to discuss 'disembarkation platforms', officials and rights groups warn against 'passing the buck'.

European proposals to outsource asylum centres condemned

Germany

'No easy way out': In Germany, a political mutiny over migration

A mutiny from within her own government leaves Angela Merkel scrambling for a joint migration policy in a divided EU.

'No easy way out': In Germany, a political mutiny over migration

Italy

What's next for Italy's immigrants under the populist government?

Italy's anti-immigrant interior minister will likely run into obstacles, but his party is less constrained than before.

What's next for Italy's immigrants under the populist government?

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

Ethiopia

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