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Africa: where the trouble starts

The next European elections will also decide Europe’s strategy for Africa – a partner or a problem?
Angelino Alfano
 

US and China face off with Brussels as ref

As the United States and China clash, both want Europe on their side. Will the EU pick one or mediate?
Romeo Orlandi
 

Yaoundé gets red-carded

The republic will have to forego hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations due to delays in its organisation and a precarious security record
Marco Cochi
 

Germany and its world-record surplus

The Merkel star is waning but hasn’t solved Germany’s excessive surplus, a big problem for Europe
Guiomar Parada
 

Yemen, a temporary peace

Despite the truce holding up and meetings between the government and rebels with the UN’s backing, the situation in Yemen is still on a knife edge
Tommaso Canetta
 
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