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PhD student Lloyd Melusi Maphosa: ‘I just followed my heart’

Had he listened to his grandfather, Lloyd Melusi Maphosa would probably be a lawyer now. But the 29-year old PhD student knows that he made the right choice in studying history. Continue reading

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Khmer Rouge genocide in the minds of Cambodian youth

A tradition of silence surrounds the horrific atrocities committed in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge regime during the 1970s. How does the nation’s youth view that difficult part of their history? Continue reading

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How does the world’s second most populous nation speak?

Census authorities have revealed the results of the latest language data in India, taking into account the languages spoken by the nation’s over 1.2 billion people. The results showed some interesting findings. Continue reading

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Germany welcomes developments on Horn of Africa

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is transforming Ethiopia at a breathtaking pace. Germany is already making plans to work closer with the country it regards as a strategic partner. Continue reading

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Sieren’s China: Pendulum politics between China and the EU

In light of the ongoing trade dispute with the US, China is making more concessions to the EU. But what actually becomes of a perceived deeper partnership on paper remains to be seen, says DW’s Frank Sieren. Continue reading

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Ethiopia makes first commercial flight to Eritrea in 20 years

The skies over Ethiopia and Eritrea opened to a first commercial passenger flight in two decades, giving tailwind to the peace process between the neighbors that severed ties in a border war. Continue reading

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Romania and Hungary clash over Black Sea gas distribution

Gas deposits off Romania’s coast worth billions of dollars have drawn the country into an economic row with Hungary. The EU is aiming to reduce its energy dependence on Russia, and Budapest wants to play a key role. Continue reading

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Cambodian girls defy gender barriers to excel in technology

The Cambodian government has begun an initiative aimed at encouraging young women to study science and technology. The goal is for more women to become future leaders in the country’s growing IT sector. Continue reading

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Direct talks with Taliban: ‘US exploring all avenues,’ State Department tells DW

The Trump administration is "exploring all avenues" and is in "close consultation" with the Afghan government to advance the peace process, a State Department spokesperson told DW. Anwar Iqbal reports from Washington. Continue reading

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German-Pakistani relations on sensitive diplomatic footing

Germany is an important partner and source of aid to Pakistan. However, even as officials in Berlin are wary of the Pakistani military’s political power ahead of the July 25 elections, criticism has proven difficult. Continue reading

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