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From travel adventures to heartbreaking loss

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Aaron and his parents, Craig and Becky. (Photo: Michael Anderson)

A whirlwind year ripped Becky and Craig Markovitz away from “dreaming up travel adventures” in Leipzig to encountering the deepest love and loss back in the US – that of their child. Now, as a tribute to their son, they’re turning their tragedy and grief into a place where other children can dream up their own adventures.

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Brits warned: act now to avoid no-deal Brexit problems

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Brits have very little time to figure out how to secure their legal stay in the EU in case of a no-deal Brexit.
Brits have very little time to figure out how to secure their legal stay in the EU in case of a no-deal Brexit.

How ready are you for the looming deadline? Here are useful tips to prepare for the worst, while still hoping for the best.

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Riding the red dragon: German startups in Shanghai

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DC-Hub sends German startups to Shanghai, China, to gain Chinese expertise in one of the world's main startup hotspots, with China itself being in Top 10.
DC-Hub sends German startups to Shanghai, to gain Chinese expertise in one of the world's main startup hotspots.

Germany is sending startup founders to Shanghai four weeks at a time, to learn Chinese business culture and approaches to innovation and versatility. The DC-Hub accelerator program is developed between Shanghai and Leipzig, with Basislager Coworking as local partner.

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A Kenyan’s search for Afro-German connections

in Glocal/My Leipzig/Opinion/Society
The lilac-breasted roller, national bird of Kenya.
The lilac-breasted roller, national bird of Kenya.

“I like to see this journey as a form of reverse voluntourism. Instead of waiting for the white saviour, I opted to ease the burden by learning how to be my own saviour. Simple reciprocity, really.” New column: Leipzig and “Africa in Germany” through the eyes of a Kenyan female PhD candidate.

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Retrospective: our top stories of 2018

in Glocal/My Leipzig
top stories of 2018

2018 was an eventful year. Here we bring you the top 5 stories published by LeipGlo. They range from discrimination in Leipzig to the shameful Brexit.

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Technology, children and good parenting

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Star Wars figures. (Photo: Daniel Cheung / unsplash)
Star Wars figures. (Photo: Daniel Cheung / unsplash)

“It’s pretty obvious that technology evolves, rather than going backwards. For this reason, it’s likely a bad idea to look at it as an enemy that should be defeated.”

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