Author: Annette Weber

Heightened security in Somalia following the murder of a French agent (photo: Mohammed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images)

From failed state to fragile state?

Somalia and the rocky road towards greater stability

"Straight Voice", Khartoum, Sudan: a young man recites a poem, holding his left hand to his chest. He is surrounded by demonstrators who light him up with their cell phones. The jury chose the picture by the Japanese artist Yasuyoshi Chiba because it provides inspiration to the viewer in uncertain times. It also won the category "General News, Single Image" (photo: AFP/Y. Chiba)

Germany hosts the Sudan Partnership Conference

A historic opportunity to move Sudan's transition along

"Freedom, peace and justice": Sudanese demonstrators protest against President Omar al-Bashir (photo: Reuters/Khaled Abdullah)

Protests in Sudan

The yellow vests of Khartoum

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during a speech in Khartoum (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

The West′s relations with Sudan

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From pariah to partner