Africa's industrialization has been slow, and has even gone into reverse in some places. Now the African Union is pushing countries again to develop their industrial potential.
Cars, and diesel vehicles in particular, are German moralists' No.1 enemy at present. There's much talk about bans and quotas. To what extent will this lead towards a planned economy, DW's Henrik Böhme asks.
Kenya’s economy is growing apace, but problems remain. They include high youth unemployment and exploding costs of living. But the issues will not influence the polls in a country where voting happens along ethnic lines.
Ghana is about to trade 5 percent of its bauxite deposits to China for $15 billion. In a guest commentary by environmental advocate Joshua Amponsem, he questions the motives and long-term impact of such a move.
From Mitsubishi Motors to Kikkoman - over a thousand Japanese firms are celebrating their hundredth birthday in 2017. The development reveals much about Japan's history and economic base. Martin Fritz reports from Tokyo.
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