South Sudan’s youth collect trash to protest civil war

Young South Sudanese have been meeting every month to clean the capital Juba. The environmental movement is a creative protest against civil conflict and unites people from warring tribes. Wani Michael grimaces, then digs with both hands into the pile of foul trash. It's hot — hotter than usual during the rainy season, and the... Continue Reading →


Germany’s mining communities brace themselves for post-coal era

The coal industry is the biggest employer in some regions of Germany. In the east German city of Zeitz, people fear for their jobs and demand concrete plans for their future once the climate-killing fuel is phased out. Stephan Barth steers his SUV across the hilly terrain of the Profen open-pit coal mine, monitoring conveyor belts... Continue Reading →

Global Teen: Lê Huynh Minh Duy from Vietnam

Global 3000, DW's globalization programme, portrays teenagers from around the world in their #globalteen series. I had the pleasure to meet Duy, aka "winner", from Ho Chi Minh City and produce a little video about his home and everday life. Watch the video on DW's homepage  

Peace, plants and hip-hop in Colombia

In the conflict-ravaged Colombian city of Medellin, rappers have taken up urban farming to nourish their community and plant the seeds of peace. With big Creole earrings, a bandana, and the crotch of his trousers hanging between his knees, Luis Fernando Alvarez looks more like a rapper than a farmer. Actually, he's both. Luis, or... Continue Reading →

Vietnam’s quiet coffee revolution

An indigenous community is trying to improve Vietnam's coffee reputation by growing better-quality, organic beans. There's more to the world's second-biggest producer than just instant coffee, they say. Rolan Co Lieng walks slowly through a greenhouse checking the yellow and caramel-brown coffee beans that have been drying on net beds for months. She picks up... Continue Reading →

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