German president Joachim Gauck has begun a five-day trip to Nigeria. The focus of the visit, which also takes him to Mali, is a concerted effort against international
Ankara has officially withdrawn a black list of German companies it accused of funding terrorist organizations in Turkey. But the diplomatic row between the two NATO partners continues to rage.
Amid fears that Catalonia could announce it is breaking away from Spanish rule on Monday, German firms are anxious about their investments. Alone in 2015, Germany invested half a billion euros in the autonomous region.
After steady progress in fighting hunger, the United Nations announced an increase in the number of chronically hungry people for the first time in over 10 years. Some 11 percent of the world's population is affected.
Morocco is launching a charm offensive as the kingdom seeks to expand its influence in West Africa by joining the economic union ECOWAS. But Nigeria is reluctant to see Morocco join as it stands to lose power.
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