African campaign to boost cocoa farmers' incomes - Africa combats energy crisis as economies grow - Divisions remain between east and west in Germany
Three months after the Berlin Wall came down, Nelson Mandela walked out of prison. On the weekend, guests at Germany's embassy in South Africa looked back on those seismic events of 30 years ago.
The Romanian newspapers were silent; the Croatian ones cheered along with everyone. And the Berlin state paper didn't even mention the fall of the Berlin Wall in the first days following November 9, 1989. An analysis.
The cruise ship sector wants to shake off its dirty image. Cleaner fuels and electricity from land are expected to help fix it. Environmentalists welcome the green initiatives but warn against any premature euphoria.
The construction of the Berlin Wall began on August 13, 1961. One of eight inner-city border crossings was created on Friedrichstrasse. Today, Checkpoint Charlie is a special place of remembrance.
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