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Liberal mosque opens in Germany as women pray alongside men

With a mission to spread a liberal form of Islam, a mosque where men and women pray side by side has opened its doors in Berlin, complete with female imams. The Arabic phrase "Allahu Akbar" ('God is greatest') resonated through the crowded…

The Compact with Africa—The Contribution of the IMF

Some of the world’s top policymakers and investors are currently in Berlin to discuss a new initiative that could help reshape Africa’s economic future. Millions of citizens could see tangible economic benefits from the recently launched…

G20 and Africa: Mixed expectations

Sidi Tiemoko Toure has clear expectations concerning the G20 Africa Partnership Conference to be held next week in Berlin. "I will ask them to help us deal with the issue of youth unemployment," the youth minister of Ivory Coast said in an…

Germany’s contribution to the African economy

For Sylvie Nantcha it is vital that she sends money to her mother in Cameroon every month. "In our country there is no social welfare and no medical insurance”, she told DW. Nantcha has been living in Germany for 24 years, but the…

Sharapova back in business

Maria Sharapova returns after a 15-month doping ban Wednesday, desperate to rediscover the glory which brought her five Grand Slams, the world's top ranking and a spectacular multi-million dollar lifestyle. The poster girl of women's…

Police hunt suspect of Dortmund bus blast

German investigators hunted on Wednesday for possible suspects responsible for three explosions that rocked Dortmund football team's bus, injuring a player. The assault, described by Dortmund city's police chief as a "targeted attack"…

Ghanaian asylum seeker in Germany arrested for rape

A 31-year-old Ghanaian has been arrested in Bonn, Germany for allegedly raping a woman at knife point. Local media in Germany reported that the victim was raped while her boyfriend watched. According to police the 23-year-old female and her…

The G20 and Africa: A New Partnership

Africa has great potential for sustained inclusive growth. Africa will be a priority for the German G20 presidency in 2017. The G20 (Group of 20) is an international forum for the governments from 20 major economies in the world. To renew…