A powerful earthquake shook Nepal one year ago. Nearly 9000 people died. Reconstruction is proceeding slowly in the country's villages. Especially in regions such as the remote Gorkha district, building materials are in short supply.
Arif Sagdic survived a nail bomb attack perpetrated by NSU right-wing extremist terrorists in 2004, but what he went through in the aftermath was far worse. Now he is spreading awareness so that things will change.
Nepal is distancing itself more and more from its powerful neighbor India and turning to China. But more dependence on Beijing could entail certain risks for the developing country, says DW’s Frank Sieren.
For the first time since 1999, parliamentary elections will be held in Nepal on Sunday. However, the vote may not change much in the politically unstable country, says Julia Strasheim from the Helmut Schmidt Foundation.
Nepalese have voted in a historic two-phase election for national and state representatives. Political stability has eluded Nepal for 27 years. Will the vote be a turning point?
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