Sub-Saharan Africa

Women give birth on the floor

The situation in Nigeria is an example of the catastrophic conditions in Africa’s health-care systems

Brain drain in Africa

Brain drain in Africa’s health-care sector

Medical professionals are emigrating from Africa because of catastrophic conditions in the health-care sector. Yet the trend also has advantages

Overfished water body

Uninforced fishing ban on world’s second deepest lake

Fish stocks must replenish, but moratorium would be painful in the short term

Environmental recovery

A campaign to plant more trees in Kenya

Kenya is pursuing an ambitious plan to reforest the land – the national tree cover ought to increase from 12 % to 30 % in the next ten years


High-impact partnership for waste management

The cities of Moshi in Tanzania and Tübingen in Germany have formed a climate partnership.

German policy

Germany values respect, reciprocity and alliances

The BMZ response to James Shikwati’s criticism of its Africa strategy


Immigrants living with forged identity documents in South Africa

In South Africa, the use of fake identity documents has created a dilemma for many immigrants when using social media


Influencing teachers in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s ruling party is blamed to indoctrinate teachers for its cause


Drug shortages in public hospitals in Zambia

Critics blame corruption and embezzlement for the current drug shortage in Zambia

West Africa

Benin’s President Talon tightens his grip on power

ECOWAS and western diplomats pay more attention to democratic appearances than substance in Benin

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