As the elections get underway in the world's biggest democracy, much of the rural population doubts that their lives will change too much.
Democracy is being chipped away in many countries across the world, according to a new study by Germany's Bertelsmann Foundation. The study, which looks at 129 developing nations, warns autocracies are on the rise.
More than a week after murdered councilwoman Marielle Franco was laid to rest in Rio de Janeiro, the dust is far from settling. Brazil has been confronted with its inequalities, Donna Bowater and Priscilla Moraes report.
The French know that their politicians receive money from every possible source. But the fact that Nicolas Sarkozy is now charged with having gotten some of his from dictator Moammar Gadhafi may cross the line for many.
In an exclusive interview with DW, Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairperson of the African Union Commission, was adamant that the international community must stand by Africa in the fight against terrorism and poverty.
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