"With ten billion the whole region could be stabilized," says Gerd Müller (CSU), German Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, in the DW interview. He calls for a Marshall Plan for Syria and Iraq.
Germany's development minister has said fewer migrants from Eritrea are expected now the country has made peace with Ethiopia. In an interview, Eritrea's top diplomat said those who have already left are free to return.
"We won't be putting a check in anyone's pocket," Germany's development minister said. The new initiative follows a test program whereby Germany gave refugees extra money to return home.
World efforts to lower hunger to zero by 2030 are being negated by warfare and climate change, warn nutritionists. Their latest global index categorizes 51 nations, mainly in Asia and Africa, where hunger is alarming.
Germany's development minister has sparked a debate by calling for EU tariffs to be waived on African goods. Critics question whether import duties are really the issue, or are there other barriers to trade?
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