Nearly 2 million people have fled South Sudan's civil war - half of them to neighboring Uganda. Uganda has managed to maintain a model open-door policy but now desperately needs international help to cope with the sheer number of new arrivals.
The far-right Alternative for Germany party has filed a complaint at the Constitutional Court against a change to Germany's migration policy. The party claims Chancellor Angela Merkel was wrong to bypass parliament.
Colombians are voting for a new president. But instead of the peace process and former FARC fighters, the focus of the campaign has been on refugees from Venezuela, security and social policy.
Africa has depended on outside help to combat its worst killer, malaria, for decades. Despite more recent strides than setbacks in combating the scourge of the mosquito-borne disease, it remains heavily donor-reliant.
Merkel also explained Germany's stance on arms exports and spoke about the Iran nuclear deal. The most memorable statement concerned the refugee crisis and came not from Merkel but a Vatican cardinal.
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