Gerson Liebl was born stateless because German authorities did not recognize his grandparents' interracial marriage. His experience is just one of many complicated situations to arise out of the country's colonial past.
This week on Eco Africa we see how people in Togo are turning illegal dumpsites into gardens, learn more about using herbs to fight malaria in Uganda and see how a sanctuary in Kenya is teaching owls how to fly again.
At a meeting in Berlin, African leaders will discuss the state of the 'Compact with Africa' project with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. So far, it has fallen short of expectations.
On this week's Eco Africa, we check out bamboo bikes in Uganda, visit a chimpanzee orphanage in Liberia and a plant nursery nurturing endangered medicinal plants in South Africa.
A Togolese boy with leg braces was cast out by his family for his disability and ended up in an orphanage. His portrait, sitting alone with his thoughts, won photographer Antonio Aragon Renuncio the top prize.
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