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Adapting to fast-changing German society in the 1960s

Nassir Djafari’s novel “Mahtab” tells the story of a migrant woman from Iran who makes Frankfurt her home town

2030 Agenda

Sustainable Development Goals "almost unachievable"

At the midway point to achieving the SDGs, the number of starving and extremely poor people is rising once again, civil-society organisations lament

Intercultural music

Music of the Nile

The multinational music collective “The Nile Project” sang in many styles and languages about life along the Nile

Authoritarian dress code

Iran’s regime is trying to enforce hijab rules again

: In Tehran and other cities, many women are not covering their hair anymore in acts of public defiance

International relations

African responsibility for climate justice

African elites like to blame the rich nations for the climate crisis, but should reconsider their own attitudes too

German policy

Germany values respect, reciprocity and alliances

The BMZ response to James Shikwati’s criticism of its Africa strategy


Why African countries must foster democratic civic cultures

Independence leaders failed to disown autocratic legacy after colonial rule

German policymaking

The BMZ seems stuck in a European mindset

Africa strategy of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development does not answer Africans’ questions

Call for new authors

Share your views on our platform!

D+C is looking for new contributors

Energy prices

Oil price back to pre-war level

Why the oil price fell again and what happens to Russian oil

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