In South Africa, whites still earn six times as much as blacks, which makes it hard for blacks to afford college. Now the government has announced an increase in university fees, and students are demanding free tuition. DW reports from Johannesburg.
South African schools will teach Swahili alongside other non-African languages such as Mandarin, French and German. Proponents hope it may one day become a lingua franca for the African continent.
Young activists in Malawi’s business capital Blantyre are outraged by a decision by the Malawian and Indian government to erect a statue of Mahatma Gandhi.
Pupils at a church-run school in Germany protested their administration's decision to backtrack on a job offer to a popular teacher. The gay man's plan to wed his partner left officials with "no other alternative."
A South African court has ruled that Islamic law marriages must be recognized by the state to give women more protection in case of divorce. The ruling is "an enormous victory," activists say.
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