Falling commodity prices have hit African mining countries like Mauritania, Guinea and Liberia hard. Softening demand from China isn't making things easier.
Strict laws, high taxes: Africa's governments are looking more closely at foreign mining companies. In future, more locals will benefit from the extraction of raw materials. But the strategies are controversial.
A provocative Page 1 in the regional red-top Express has created nationwide controversy about plans to install a single squat toilet at a beloved Cologne meeting space. But is it all just a tempest in a toilet?
The central African nation has been struggling economically since a 2014 drop in oil prices.
In August, thousands of activists will take part in anti-coal demonstrations in western Germany, as mines and plants continue to operate and expand. DW looks at the impact of coal mining on people and nature there.
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