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Crafting cost-effective policies against climate change

The public-private sector partnership is instrumental in crafting cost-effective policies against climate change in Africa

The Earth's Climate is changing. There is now one-fifth more carbon in the atmosphere than there was in 2000 and there few signs of global emissions falling. Climate change in Africa is having a real impact and needs urgent attention, urgent preparation and the future is now. Climate change which is the term used to describe a gradual shift in one or more climate elements from a long term norm of shifting weather conditions manifests itself in Africa in a form of global warming and climate variability. It is affecting the stability of land for different types of crops, livestock, fish and increased incidence of pest and diseases and affecting...

German should be easier than French, but is it?

Why is German harder to learn than French?
"French is prettier than German" Or "It's the language of love". "It's melodic, less harsh". "French is easier". Admittedly not every learner of the...

Wise and focused leaders cannot give away forests!

Forests are the future and must be treated with the respect they deserve.
I saw a young boy driving a huge horse along a narrow path directing it whenever it tried to turn around. I asked myself, assuming it refuses; can't...

Organ donation: to opt-in or opt-out

Organ donation: to opt-in or opt-out - that is the question
Timothy Potenz asks you whether you think Germans should have to register to become organ donors, or the other way around.

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The evening's debaters and host at Schwabing's TamS Theater
I love Fridays. I really do. Not for the reasons you might assume. It's media-related - my reason. I really enjoy the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ)...

The week in review: 14.05-20.05 A thud, a whack, a strike and a blast

Not to be. Bayern loses a heart breaker, Americans would say keep playing
What a week it was. It started out with so much promise for the inhabitants of Munich and then it just went thud. Bastian Schweinsteiger's penalty...

Church, State and Media Empires Get Buzzed

Church, State and Traditional Media vs Social Media

Social media is finding its voice and redefining the pecking order in global power institutions.

Michael Comte, a columnist with TMT, recently made...

Germany Surf Paradise?

Munich, every surfer's wet dream
The title alone is an eyebrow elevator for anyone who hasn't stepped foot in the asparagus epicentre of Europe (Germany for the vegetable and...

Don't Blame Germany

Germany is right, Europe needs austerity
After attending an academic conference in 2011, I and my friend were on vacation in Miami, Florida. One evening we drove to one of the interior parts...

Lost in a Bavarian Laundrette

Lost in a Bavarian Laundrette
I thought I had quite a good grasp of German. Until I moved to Munich, that is. I had spent months diligently copying verbs tables, and listening to...

Spitz saves '72 and more

The Spitz legend inspired generations
Being a child of the mid-sixties, most of my first real memories came to me in the early 1970s, with the exception of the first lunar landing (my...

Prawn sandwich brigade descends on Munich

Hospitality boxes will be doing a roaring trade. Photo wikimedia commons/Mike Rosenberg
The biggest game of the European club calendar is finally upon us with tickets for the clash at the Allianz Arena like gold-dust. The UEFA Champions...

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