Government restrictions on individual freedoms in the name of public security is increasing.
The US needs to review whether a security agenda based on US priorities will solve problems in sub-Saharan Africa.
Jair Bolsonaro has very rightwing views likely to put a final nail in the coffin off Brazil's Africa moment spearheaded by former president Lula da Silva.
Only 16 out of 48 African countries and islands have access to hospital services within the WHO's two-hour time threshold.
While some African countries have shown an improvement in press freedom and freedom of expression ratings, others, including South Africa, are seeing worrying trends and a drop in rankings.
The islands of São Tomé and Príncipe must work hard to protect their native forests from deforestation.