Brazil has long enjoyed a reputation for being a tolerant and open society. Not so, say Brazilians of African or indigenous descent. They are usually at a social, economic and professional disadvantage compared to Brazilians of European extraction.
Karamba Diaby is Germany's first African-born MP. Now he's fighting to get re-elected. Despite threats and racist insults, he's determined not to give up. DW's Daniel Pelz reports from Diaby's hometown of Halle.
Indigenous rights are increasingly seen as key to protecting environments like the Amazon. But in Brazil, political instability threatens to push back progress and open up indigenous lands to development.
Gas-rich Tanzania hosts a two-day congress aimed at bringing together policymakers and experts in the oil and gas industry. But the country needs to pick its strategic partners carefully, says analyst Anaclet Rwegayura.
Following a wave of criticism, Brazil's government has issued a new decree on a large nature reserve in the Amazon. The order still strips protections from the area, but says mining won't take place in indigenous areas.
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