Jens Philippi runs a small plant nursery in Saarbrücken, and has made it policy to hire staff members with disabilities. In recognition of his work, he’s now won an award from the state of Saarland.
The jihadists in Iraq show no sign of tiring. Christians in Mosul have almost all fled to Kurdish areas of Iraq that can hardly cope with the influx, Irbil mayor Nihad Qoja tells DW.
Bolivia has lowered the age limit to work to 10 years – the lowest in the world. The measure is intended to help combat extreme poverty in the South American country, but it also violates international treaties.
Plans for an online encyclopedia of African traditions and culture were announced recently. The project, which has been dubbed the "Africa's Wikipedia" has potential, but still faces a lot of challenges.
More than 10 million people in Syria are in need of assistance. International aid organizations are doing their best to reduce suffering there - but armed opposition groups are hindering their work.
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