South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been sent to prison for five years for shooting Reeva Steenkamp. The sentence is just says DW's Daniel Pelz.
In Niger, children with dusty blond hair are ubiquitous: It’s a sure sign of widespread malnourishment. Resources are scarce, while fertility rates are soaring. Yet family planning is an uphill struggle.
366 refugees died off the island of Lampedusa a year ago. A new European refugee policy has not eased the plight of other migrants. Police regularly detain them on the southern German border.
When Islamists began wrecking Timbuktu's cultural heritage Abdel Kader Haidara put his own life at risk to save hundreds of thousands of manuscripts. Today he receives the German Africa Prize for his efforts.