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Illicit firearms and small weapons recovered during security operations being destroyed in Nairobi. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

The danger of supplementing aid to Africa with weapons

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s comments about weapons as part of development for Africa could have the opposite effect if conditions aren’t strict and democratic processes aren't followed.
U.S. President Donald Trump is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the first day of the G-20 summit. AP Photo/Jens Meyer

Is the world ready for a strong German leader?

Merkel’s popularity at home and on the global stage continues to grow as she runs for a fourth term as chancellor.
Someone say something. EPA

Angela Merkel’s G20 challenge

Trump and Putin are already bickering and with Erdoğan making a fuss too, the German Chancellor will have to play a blinder for the summit not to fall apart.
Oxfam’s Big Heads depict G20 leaders take part in protests ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg. Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

At an uncertain G20 summit, it may be Trump against the world

G20 meetings are usually bland, tightly-scripted affairs. Donald Trump has changed all of that with his retrenchment on climate change, free trade and internationalism.
Merkel consider her options after meeting with Trump on May 26, 2017, in Italy. AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Trump to Europe: You’re on your own

For more than seven decades, US presidents have encouraged peace in Europe. Trump seems eager to toss that legacy aside. Here's what is at stake.
Le Pen has declared herself to be anti-radical Islam, and has attacked “two totalitarianisms”, namely globalisation and Islamic fundamentalism. Robert Pratta/Reuters

France

In the aftermath of the election of US President Donald Trump and the UK’s Brexit referendum, many observers are keeping a watchful eye on how presidential elections play out in France in late April and…
German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a tough election year. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

Germany

When Germany goes to the polls in the second half of 2017, there is a chance that the status quo will prevail. This is a…

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