Germany’s belated debate on colonialism

Initiatives designed to change German attitudes towards colonial history will be important in improving Germany’s relations with African countries

Multiplying crises: The coronavirus in Sudan

Sudan’s transitional authorities are struggling to deal with a health system that is collapsing under the weight of covid-19. But the most dramatic social and economic impact of the disease might come from the effects that restrictions on movement will have on prices and food security.

Covid-19: A test for Russia’s African ambitions

Even as the African Union announces that it is about to receive a huge consignment of medical equipment from Chinese businessman Jack Ma, Russia has not provided such support to African countries so far

Off track: Why Sudan’s transition is in danger

Six months since the start of the transition to civilian rule, the process in Sudan is increasingly in question as Bashir-era generals work to retain their power