Kenya: Fighting poverty with growth

Kenya: Fighting poverty with growth

The increasing criticism of growth in industrialized nations is seen with skepticism by economists like James Shikwati. He says for countries like Kenya, sustainable growth is the only way to improve the life of the poor.
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Face-to-face: Growth at any price?

Face-to-face: Growth at any price?

Higher, faster, further: how much longer can growth continue given our limited resources? Economist Tim Jackson and investment manager Andrew Bosomworth discuss growth and its limits.
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Degrowth - Moderation vs. consumerism

Degrowth - Moderation vs. consumerism

Supporters of the "degrowth" movement call for people to cut down on consumption and share instead of buy - for the sake of the planet. Critics say this would increase unemployment. MADE looks at the movement's objectives.
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Sustainable growth: Climate-friendly entrepreneurs

Sustainable growth: Climate-friendly entrepreneurs

The school pupils protesting for climate change around the world have now been joined by entrepreneurs in Germany. A group of 4,000+ startup owners are calling for a new approach to industry and production.
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Casino capital Macau

Casino capital Macau

Once a half-forgotten Portuguese colony, Macau is now the second richest place on earth - and the biggest gambling hub in the world. But those riches come at a price.
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South Africa: From Taxi Driver to Opera Star

South Africa: From Taxi Driver to Opera Star

A viral video can change everything. Minza Mngoma from Durban in South Africa worked as a taxi driver, and he treated his guests to arias and songs. After a former rider videoed his singing and uploaded it online, his phone won't stop ringing.
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South Africa: From Taxi Driver to Opera Star

South Africa: From Taxi Driver to Opera Star

A viral video can change everything. Minza Mngoma from Durban in South Africa worked as a taxi driver, and he treated his guests to arias and songs. After a former rider videoed his singing and uploaded it online, his phone won't stop ringing.
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Norwegian melancholy

Norwegian melancholy

Bergen is the rainiest town in Europe. Is that why it has brought forth so many famous writers? Tomas Espedal is from there; Karl Ove Knausgard, his most famous student, spent years there. We visit Norway, the special guest at the Frankfurt Book F...
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Maldives: Building boom in marine paradise

Maldives: Building boom in marine paradise

The Maldives are on a construction drive, aimed at boosting tourism. New airports, artificial islands and luxury resorts are springing up everywhere, exacting a huge toll on the environment and the lives of the local people.
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Uganda: Living in fear

Uganda: Living in fear

Being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender in Uganda means living in fear. The church says homosexuality is immoral. Now the government is said to be considering plans to introduce the death penalty for gay sex.
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The Netherlands: Amsterdam's Red Light District

The Netherlands: Amsterdam's Red Light District

Amsterdam's red light district is famous for skimpily-clad prostitutes posing in lit-up windows. But residents are fed up with all the tourists and littering.
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Cyprus: Bird Killer Mafia

Cyprus: Bird Killer Mafia

Despite an official ban, birds are being killed in droves in Cyprus, and sold as a delicacy. This is having dramatic ramifications for the bird population.
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An expert discusses multiple sclerosis

An expert discusses multiple sclerosis

Prof. Lutz Harms is a neurologist who researches multiple sclerosis at the Charite hospital in Berlin. He talks about current research and options for treatment.
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Present it!: Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

Present it!: Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

At 500 kilowatts, this is the most powerful production Cayenne that Porsche has to offer. And it's a hybrid. This monster of a car has an electric motor. The 2.5 ton Cayenne can travel 40 kilometers on all-electric drive. Then the 4-liter V8 takes...
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Test it!: Mazda CX-30

Test it!: Mazda CX-30

Mazda has developed the new Skyactiv-X engine for its CX-30. It makes gasoline act like diesel, increasing the ratio of air to fuel and resulting in savings of up to 30 percent.
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Examine it!: the 2019 Caravan Salon

Examine it!: the 2019 Caravan Salon

2019 is shaping up as a record year for recreational vehicles. The proof can be seen at the Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf, one of Europe's most popular RV trade fairs. This year's fair-goers are interested in the compact models.
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Start-up nation and self-driving cars

Start-up nation and self-driving cars

Tel Aviv may have more start-ups per capita than any other city in the world. Many foreign firms also do R&D in Israel, because the business and science ecosystems are so nurturing. Technology for self-driving vehicles is one focus among many.
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Cyber-attacks - how companies can defend themselves

Cyber-attacks - how companies can defend themselves

Companies often underestimate the danger of online attacks, especially small firms. IBM wants to teach managers what to do in an emergency by simulating an attack.
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Nigeria: A second chance through dance

Nigeria: A second chance through dance

Officials say Nigeria has more than 10 million children who are missing out on education. So how can they find their way back into classrooms? DW discovered how dance is helping some of them find the focus they need to keep learning.
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Danger! Firefighters catch snakes in Thailand

Danger! Firefighters catch snakes in Thailand

Bangkok's fire department catches more snakes than it extinguishes fires. During the rainy season the reptiles often hide in peoples' homes. With snakes ranging from harmless to highly poisonous, fireman Sontaya Wangjam never knows what to expect.
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Facial-recognition court case in Britain

Facial-recognition court case in Britain

British police are testing controversial high-tech facial-recognition cameras. But critics say this technology raises serious privacy concerns. Now, a court will decide.
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Disputes continue over rebuilding of Notre Dame cathedral

Disputes continue over rebuilding of Notre Dame cathedral

President Macron says Notre Dame will be rebuilt in five years -- but that's a tall order. Architects say the current plan won't work. And local residents are concerned about lead emissions that were released as the cathedral burned.
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Syrian Refugees in Turkey are worried about possible deportation

Syrian Refugees in Turkey are worried about possible deportation

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is accused of planning to deport Syrian refugees. There are 3.6 million refugees in Syria right now, and many of them are worried about their future.
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Tatra 87

Tatra 87

Based in what's now the Czech Republic, Tatra ranks among the world's oldest automakers. Launched in 1936, the Tatra 87 was one of the fastest series-production vehicles of its day. And when it comes to style, it's still a standout.
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Retro: Fiat 124 Spider

Retro: Fiat 124 Spider

Fiat's cult roadster is now built at the same plant as the Mazda MX-5 in Japan. The two cars, which share a platform, have a lot in common. But the differences outweigh the similarities.
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Abseits: VW Touareg V8 TDI

Abseits: VW Touareg V8 TDI

VW's Touareg V8 TDI is one of the most powerful SUVs on the market. But do you really need one? Our car tester says you do - if you live somewhere challenging like Iceland.
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Understated: The Opel Astra

Understated: The Opel Astra

Opel has re-launched the Astra, but the changes to the exterior are nothing dramatic. A lot more has happened under the hood. The German carmaker now offers it with one of two different three-cylinder gasoline-powered engines or a diesel.
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Nestle jumps on the vegan bandwagon

Nestle jumps on the vegan bandwagon

Nestle's new vegan ground beef is flying off the supermarket shelves. The conglomerate is investing in meat-replacement products on a grand scale. We interview Christian Adams, business manager of Nestle's vegetarian and vegan subsidiary.
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Sustainably hip: Katjes invests in food start-ups

Sustainably hip: Katjes invests in food start-ups

Katjesgreenfood invests in the growing market for sustainable food brands. A subsidiary of the Katjes Group, it helps finance startups such as the Haferkater porridge chain with the aim of promoting what it calls the 'food revolution'.
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Is veganism disrupting the food industry?

Is veganism disrupting the food industry?

In Germany - the land of currywurst - McDonald's is launching a vegan burger. Tofu producers are barely keeping up with demand. But things look different on a global scale. Meat consumption in China has quadrupled in recent decades.
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Can vegetarians save the planet?

Can vegetarians save the planet?

Many consider vegetarians the new superheroes. They eat no meat and so have a reduced carbon footprint. But is that really true? An avocado can actually do more damage to the environment than a steak. Environmental vegetarianism - fact or fiction?
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Vegan steak from a 3D printer

Vegan steak from a 3D printer

The start-up Novameat is part of a food revolution. Their 3D printed 'meat' claims to be eco-friendly, healthy and affordable. But printing the plant proteins is energy-intensive, and marketing lab-grown 'meat' isn't always easy.
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Narcissistic personality disorder

Narcissistic personality disorder

Narcissists have an excessive sense of self-importance, a need for admiration and a lack of empathy. They tend to be high-conflict people. Leonard Anders was diagnosed with a narcissistic personality disorder several years ago. With the help of th...
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Spacious & all-electric: Mercedes EQV

Spacious & all-electric: Mercedes EQV

The new EQV from Mercedes-Benz is a multi-purpose vehicle based on the conventional V-Class, a large-capacity sedan. The EQV is fully electric, delivers 150 kW of power, and Mercedes promises a range of over 400 kilometers.
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Touring Europe with a piano

Touring Europe with a piano

Many people dream of owning a motorhome, where they can head out and explore. Thelonious Herrmann and Tara Wissel are living that dream. And they have a piano on board too, so they can give impromptu open-air concerts whenever they feel like it.
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Thrilling: Bentley Continental Convertible

Thrilling: Bentley Continental Convertible

Even the technical data takes your breath away: 467 kW, from zero to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, 333 km/h top speed. Plus exclusive luxury including diamond-knurled rotary knobs and a triple-rotating display instrument in the dashboard.
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Subsidies and climate change

Subsidies and climate change

Germany has just unveiled a new climate-change package. But the state continues to support energy-intensive industry with financial aid and tax breaks. Isn't its subsidy policy contradictory?
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Can an economy manage without subsidies?

Can an economy manage without subsidies?

Gabriel Felbermayr from the IfW Kiel think tank thinks it's high time the German government slashed its subsidies - which continue to rise from year to year. But can the economy manage without them? MADE went to ask Felbermayr what he thinks.
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Farm subsidies fight in the Czech Republic

Farm subsidies fight in the Czech Republic

Czech farmer Daniel Pitek wants to see EU subsidies put to use protecting the environment. He's in the process of restructuring his own farm, and has made an enemy of large-scale farmers with subsidized monocultures.
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Explainer: The ECB

Explainer: The ECB

The main task of the European Central bank is to maintain price stability. But emergency measures introduced during the financial crisis have cast doubt on its political independence. MADE looks at the nuts and bolts of exactly how the ECB works.
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India: Curbs on the media in Kashmir

India: Curbs on the media in Kashmir

Two months after India suspended autonomy in Indian-controlled Kashmir, reporters there still face severe restrictions. Local media outlets are struggling to report freely under an unprecedented communications blackout. What does that mean for Kas...
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Gemany: A son in search of his roots

Gemany: A son in search of his roots

Jean-Paul Garcia experiences an emotional moment as he retrieves the possessions the Nazis seized from his father during World War II.
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Kenya: Bees not cattle for the Maasai

Kenya: Bees not cattle for the Maasai

With the decline of livestock herding due to drought and shrinking communal lands, the Maasai community in Kenya is slowly embracing commercial bee farming.
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Peru: A farmer takes on the loggers

Peru: A farmer takes on the loggers

In mid-2019 a Peruvian court sentenced the Tamshi cocoa company for illegal deforestation in establishing plantations in the Amazon, and ordered the company to pay four million euros. DW met a farmer who had refused to sell his land to the firm.
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Kenya: Cleaning up the Nairobi River

Kenya: Cleaning up the Nairobi River

The river that runs through the Kenyan capital once teemed with life. Today it's the most polluted waterway in the country. Together with young residents from the city's informal settlements, Frederick Okinda is working to change that.
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A plant's best friend - the importance of pollinators

A plant's best friend - the importance of pollinators

Many plants need help with pollination and propagation. Insects are by far the most important pollinators, but birds and even lemurs can also transport pollen from one plant to another.
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Substance abuse rehab in Nigeria

Substance abuse rehab in Nigeria

Nigeria lacks proper medical rehab clinics for those suffering from alcohol and drug abuse. And some of the methods used to treat addicts at the few rehabilitation centers in the country are criticized as inhumane.
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My life as an alcoholic

My life as an alcoholic

A young woman's account of how she became an alcoholic, and her journey from addiction to recovery.
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