Economic inequality in many African countries is a hot topic at the World Economic Forum meeting in Durban. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has called for more investment in Africa's infastructure.
While domestic corruption and mismanagement are part of the problem, activists say the situation is complex. The international community is also to blame for the enormous mountain of debt threatening African economies.
Against the backdrop of the UN’s Global Compact on Migration, the mayor of one African capital says local leadership must play a key role. It’s time to listen to mayors, says Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr.
James Thornton, head of public interest law firm Client Earth, holds governments around the world accountable for environmental damage. He tells DW how the law can be harnessed for the good of people and the planet.
The World Economic Forum on ASEAN countries has begun in Vietnam — a fitting host given its status as the fastest-growing economy in Southeast Asia. Manuela Kasper-Claridge reports from Hanoi.
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