Can the German tax system help to fight corruption in Africa? 23 African tax consultants are studying at the Berlin School of Economics and Law to try to find out.
The Berlin government has agreed to process asylum applications from 50 of the 450 migrants aboard two EU vessels. Italy is testing a renewed promise by EU leaders to share the migrant burden across Europe.
The international journalists' network ICIJ has evaluated secret documents and has come to the conclusion that West African countries lose millions in unpaid taxes because the money is diverted elsewhere.
The German government unveiled a new initiative for cooperation with Africa last year. Critics say the pledge is yet to be turned into action.
South Africa has joined the international trend of taxing sugary drinks to reduce high rates of diabetes, hypertension and obesity. But the long-anticipated measure recommended by the WHO was fraught with controversy.
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