A survey of young voters reveals a lack of engagement in politics.
Few thought she'd go the distance when she first came to power. That was more than a decade ago.
German elections are typically tame. Jockeying for power takes place later, in negotiations for a coalition government. Could the xenophobic Alternative for Germany form the opposition?
Angela Merkel is on course for victory but she will need to form a coalition, and there's more than one way to make that happen.
Politicians need to get serious about the steady drip of scandals.
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.
Follow the money to see if Angela Merkel is on course for a fourth term as chancellor after the September vote.
The marriage equality movement could still back the plebiscite on condition that its results are binding.
African governments are open to military aid from the West. However, Germany’s recent remarks about the transfer of weapons to countries battling militants, needs to be approached with caution.
Amid the rising forces of populism and nationalism, it's easy to fear a new age of tyranny. But history proves tyrants are often no match against democracy and its defenders.
Merkel’s popularity at home and on the global stage continues to grow as she runs for a fourth term as chancellor.
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.
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.
Looking like a centrist, but governing as a conservative, Angela Merkel has cleared the decks before the coming German election.
The chancellor is hoping to play it safe ahead of September's vote – and that means skirting around certain topics.
If the G20 is to remain relevant in the quest for more inclusive and fair global governance, Africa offers an historic opportunity for collective action, despite the absence of the US under Trump.
With the US administration sending isolationist signals, Germany stands to gain from the global power vacuum.
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.
The chancellor looks ever more secure as a surge by the SPD falls flat in North-Rhine Westphalia.
As the United States bars its gates to newcomers, the 'Aeneid' – a story of war, exile, racial hatred and irrational fears – is particularly resonant.