Merchants of Flensburg got rich off the rum and sugar trade coming out of the Caribbean colonies. The northern German city was Europe's rum capital in the 18th century.
Increasing costs are pushing the two countries to end their trade dispute and disagreements over historical treaties. Despite the dawn of a new imperial era, damaged mutual trust could prove a hindrance to an agreement.
DW spoke with Benny Wenda about escalating conflict in Indonesia after authorities called Papuan students monkeys. Wenda said the region has been colonized twice over with epidemic police brutality and military violence.
Flensburg, in northern Germany, near the border to Denmark, is known for its Scandinavian flair. It's less well known for the rum that has been produced here for centuries. What a pity — it's very good indeed.
The Agenda 2063 is meant to bring Africa together in a multitude of ways. However, at an AU summit in Niger, the main focus will be on a free trade agreement, with little time for other issues.
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