May 5th is the 200th birthday of one of the most influential – and divisive – philosophers of modern history: Karl Marx. The five years he spent in Berlin as a young man shaped his thinking. How visible is his legacy in the German capital today?
Berlin's Humboldt University voted to create an Islamic theology institute, which is to open by the end of 2019. Critics questioned why some groups with alleged links to extremists are on the institute's advisory board.
The influence of German philospher Karl Marx on Africa's liberation movements was once so widespread that several post-colonial states defined themselves as Marxist. What remains of African socialism today?
The Chinese president has praised Karl Marx as the "greatest thinker of modern times" ahead of the bicentennial of the German philosopher. Xi's German counterpart, meanwhile, was far more critical.
The economic theories of Karl Marx, born 200 years ago, became unchallengeable doctrine in many countries for much of the 20th century. We take a look at which of his ideas were right — and which were wrong.
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