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Journalist and founder Düzen Tekkal discusses the progress Germany has made on immigration, and what still needs to be done

German policy

Germany values respect, reciprocity and alliances

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

Waste exports

The rich countries practice waste colonialism

Industrialised countries are disposing of large volumes of their waste in poorer countries. The consequences are disastrous


Immigrants living with forged identity documents in South Africa

In South Africa, the use of fake identity documents has created a dilemma for many immigrants when using social media


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Migration in Latin America

Venezuelans continue to leave their country on dangerous treks

People of all ages still leave Venezuela using ever more perilous routes. North America remains an increasingly desirable destination

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Bail-out lending

Disagreement between China and the Paris Club

China is aware of sovereign-debt nightmare, but cannot solve problems on its own

European Union

EU strengthens borders against refugees

Faced with more migrants, the EU strengthens border agency Frontex, and member states tighten refugee policies – often at the expense of human rights

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Influencing teachers in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s ruling party is blamed to indoctrinate teachers for its cause


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