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Katharina Wilhelm Otieno

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All articles of Katharina Wilhelm Otieno

Identity politics

Why the acronym BIPoC does not have to explain anything

The acronym “BIPoC” is a self-designation that symbolises solidarity between people who have experienced racial discrimination. The term is not suitable for categorising social contexts or specific people.

Ethnic identity

Ethnicity is a fundamental part of African societies

In Africa, the question of who a person is includes which ethnic group they belong to. These affiliations have led to bloody conflicts on the continent and still shape politics and daily life in many places today.

Global crises, local impacts

When a relatively strong African country is struggling on all fronts

If you want to know what impacts multiple global crises have on the daily life of a developing country, consider the example of Kenya

Our View

Battles over selves

Identity politics can promote justice, but also further divide our world. It is important to take an inclusive approach that recognises the complexity of identities and involves everyone in creating sustainable change.

Multilateral organisations

What geopolitics have to do with golf clubs

International organisations rarely follow set rules with regard to the inclusion or exclusion of members. For that reason, Christina Davis calls them “discriminatory clubs” in her book of the same name.

International climate protection

“You cannot always wait for everyone”

According to climate expert Mojib Latif, the climate crisis is also pushing rich countries to the limit. He is calling for governments to be more open with citizens – and for more international cooperation.

Our View

Abandoning our own values

Driven by right-wing populist forces, the EU is tightening its asylum rules. Doing so is wrong for political, moral and economic reasons

Child aid

“You have to hold them close”

Many children in low-income countries are orphans or have no one to look after them. Jane Nafula an SOS mother at the SOS Children's Village in Nairobi for 30 years, spoke to D+C/E+Z about the realities of caring for vulnerable children.


Green energy corridors deliver electricity

In India, KfW Development Bank is financing the construction of transmission lines and substations to bring green energy from remote regions to consumers

Early childhood

A good start

The foundation for the rest of a child's life is laid in the first few years. In many countries, however, the healthy development of a child faces almost impossible obstacles

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