Meike Lietz-Butzer is one of the last bow makers in Germany. A trained woodturner, she lives near Wolfsburg and earns her living making bows and arrows, which she sells for up to 500 euros.
With presidents changing constitutions to stay in power and political opponents ending up behind bars, there's a popular belief that democracy in Africa is dying. But experts say there's actually a lot of good news.
Politicians in Germany have bowed to French pressure to cut down trees in Berlin. The trees, which blocked a sculpture given to the city by France, are doomed. Is this what it takes for good neighborly relations?
German officials were reportedly pushing earlier this year for their government to follow other countries' lead and slap a ban on Chinese IT firm Huawei. But Berlin doesn't seem inclined to bow to US pressure.
With accelerated coral bleaching threatening to wipe out 90 percent of coral reefs by 2050, new techniques in sexual reproduction of climate-resilient coral could help restore declining reefs.
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