In mid-2015 the German Foreign Office after decades of denial seemingly acceded, in a very informal way, to labelling what had happened in South West Africa as genocide, is now backtracking.
Gambia became a symbol for democratic change earlier this year when former dictator Yahya Jammeh was peacefully ousted through the ballot box. Now Europe wants its Gambian immigrants to return home.
As long as the EU strikes deals with dictators and pushes trade agreements that worsen the economic situation in many African countries, attempts to reduce migratory pressure will fail.
Forecasting drought should be about more than weather – to help those likely to be hit hardest, we need financial and even health data too.
Surely it isn’t too far-fetched to claim that if migrants are to promote democracy back home, it is beneficial for them to experience democratic values and principles in the countries hosting them.
Science fiction can't become science fact if neuroscientists are to carry out some daring surgery.
By tampering with the machinery which allows aggressive cancer cells to adapt, we can disrupt their ecosystem.