South Africa is seeing a surge in violent crime. Ganglands are responsible for much of that growth. There are people trying to break the link between crime and poverty. DW's Julia Jacki visited one such organization called "Brothers for All".
Cities in Asia and Africa are growing at a very fast pace, and societies change. That brings many opportunities to those moving to the cities, but it also exposes them to insecurities and different forms of violence.
A South African imam has been trying for 20 years to change misconceptions about Islam. Muhsin Hendricks is gay, and he believes that homosexuality is not only compatible with Islam, but also integral to it.
With 49 people killed every day, South Africa has been battling a reputation as one of the crime capitals of the world. Recent trends show that this state of affairs is not going to improve any time soon.
Publicly South Africa says it supports renewables, but coal still dominates the energy sector. This doesn't augur well for efforts to help defeat climate change and clean up the environment.
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