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Frederik Schäfer

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Frederik Schäfer has been writing 2018 for corporAID magazine since March. Previously, he worked as a freelance journalist for various daily newspapers in Germany. He studied peace and conflict research in Marburg and Ankara as well as history in Hamburg.

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Old narratives

Issue 94 - spring 2022
According to the Africanist Martin Sturmer, stereotypical images of Africa are based on specific crises.

Reframing Africa: Too much black and white

Issue 94 - spring 2022
Crises, catastrophes, diseases: Despite all the progress made in recent decades, the prevailing image of Africa in this country still has negative connotations - and does not do justice to the diversity of the continent. Why is that - and what can be done about it?

Urbanization: Islands of Heat

Magazine 94 – Spring 2022
Heat is becoming an increasing health risk for city dwellers. But worldwide, innovative pioneers are declaring war on the urban heat.

Swimsol: Energy from the sea

Magazine 94 – Spring 2022
With floating solar systems, the company Swimsol wants to curb diesel consumption in the Maldives. A business with sunny prospects.

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Build better cities

Issue 94 - spring 2022
Elie Bou-Zeid, Princeton Professor and expert on sustainable infrastructure, recommends differentiated measures.

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Unicorns

Issue 94 - spring 2022
Africa's tech sector is primarily at home in English and Arabic-speaking countries. But things are also moving in francophone Senegal.

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A piece of the puzzle

Issue 91 - Winter 2021/22
The transformation to a climate-neutral economy cannot be achieved through CO2 offsetting. And that a company that offsets its emissions with certificates is climate-neutral ...

Ghana: West Africa's newcomer

Issue 93 - Winter 2021/22
Stable political conditions and a diversifying economy make Ghana increasingly popular with international companies and investors. Critical voices are also increasing in their own country.

Growth works

Issue 93 - Winter 2021/22
For economic delegate Guido Stock, Ghana's development offers reason for optimism - even if he does not expect any leaps and bounds.

Gap filler

Issue 93 - Winter 2021/22
Compensation expert Denis Machnik analyzes the increasing demand for CO2 certificates.