Filmmaker Johannes Preuss has received a student Oscar for his film "Galamsey" which was shot in Ghana and looks at the illegal gold trade there. The German news agency Deutsche Welle (DW) met him to discuss how the country could "turn into a hell".
In future the German army (Bundeswehr) will continue to be involved in international missions overseas. The German Parliament has extended the Bundeswehr mandates for the UN missions in Africa, the NATO-led missions in Afghanistan and in the Mediterranean, and the participation in the international anti-IS alliance.
On October 16 of every year, the United Nations observes World Food Day – thus spotlighting the millions of people around the world suffering from hunger. The German Foreign Office is working to help these people and is fighting hunger worldwide.
A research group from a German and an Ethiopian university is developing methods to reduce malnutrition problems caused by climate change. They are concentrating on agricultural solutions and climate prediction.