Ethiopia wants to attract foreign investors. Many want to set up shop in the East African country, because salaries are so cheap here. But employees aren't happy about it.
The European Commission president has said closer cooperation with Africa is a primary goal of EU foreign policy. Major issues like security and migration require common answers from leaders on both continents.
US President Donald Trump insists manufacturing is key to economic growth, even as his protectionist policies hit the sector hard and put jobs at risk.
An Africa investment summit in Berlin has begun with Chancellor Angela Merkel insisting the continent has an "important role," offering "more chances than risks." But German industry wants "better" credit guarantees.
The collapse of East Germany in 1989 and its transition to a market economy in a reunited country left deep scars that are still visible in the form of industrial ruins. Some of them stubbornly refuse to disappear.
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