Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals will require good governance – from the local to the global level.

Giving back stories

African oral tradition dates back to ancient times. Some of its stories were committed to paper, mainly by missionaries. But if they were published, then this happened in Europe – hardly ever in their countries of origin.


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Just a gene

Many people with albinism are still exposed to dangerous forms of discrimination. In order to counter the myths and superstitions surrounding the metabolic disorder, it is important to understand its genetic foundations.


A dangerous superstition

In many countries, people with albinism are stigmatised because of their light skin and hair, as well as their visual impairments. This discrimination is particularly prevalent in some African countries. Education is vital to protect those affected.

Landlocked nation

Nepal is sandwiched between two BRICS members

Keeping relationships with India and China good is necessary, but challenging for the government in Kathmandu.

International law

A new book examines the charge of apartheid against Israel

Law professor Kai Ambos advises Israel to take accusations of apartheid seriously.

Migrant’s anger

Who else profits from remittances

Zimbabwean migrants are frustrated that the billions of dollars they are wiring home are heavily taxed and benefiting the country’s tiny but very rich ruling elite.


Prudent taxation requires national action plus global cooperation

Without adequate financial resources, no government can properly promote sustainable development.

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How China is causing global shifts

China’s development over the last 40 years has been unparalleled. Hundreds of millions of people have escaped absolute poverty. Now the country is engaging in international development affaires – and using the BRICS+ as a platform.

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International cooperation

How India’s global influence could develop

GIZ has developed four scenarios based on India’s domestic development, its relationship to China and the west and the orientation of the BRICS+.

Elected government

The double message of Diomaye’s election victory in Senegal

The West African country’s democracy is alive, but Senegal’s citizens evidently resent western influence


Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals will require good governance – from the local to the global level.


The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to transform economies in an environmentally sound manner, leaving no one behind.