Lake Bogoria, Kenya

Landmarks in Kenya

Take a study tour through Kenya, a state in East Africa! Central-Central Kenya is crossed by the Rift Valley, part of the East African Rift Valley. The highest point, the Batian, is in the Mount Kenya massif. Visit the largest cities in Kenya, such as the capital Nairobi with the Jomo Kenyatta statue and parliament […]

Beer Luffa in The Seychelles

Beer Luffa in The Seychelles

The Seychelles is a dream destination for many. It is easy to fly here and easy to beer beer between the paradise islands Mahé, Praslin and La Digue. The Seychelles has some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and bluest waters. On the main island of Mahé is perhaps the world’s smallest capital; Victoria. Here you will find shopping […]

Algeria Travel Warning

Algeria Travel Warning

Terrorism In recent years there have been repeated terrorist attacks and kidnappings in Algeria, especially in the Algerian Sahara region, but also in the north and north-east of the country (especially Kabylia). The threat of terrorism, which is primarily directed against the state security forces, persists. Due to the tense security situation throughout the region […]

Burkina Faso Crime

Burkina Faso Safety

Islamist terror The jihadist attack on the “Cappuccino” restaurant and the “Hotel Splendid” on January 15, 2016 with 33 dead put an end to Burkina Faso’s reputation as a safe and quiet country. After a series of attacks, jihadists last attacked a military camp and civilians at Christmas 2019. The Federal Foreign Office has been […]

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Public Policy

2020 June Corruption suspect minister arrested June 19 Zimbabwe is a country located in the region of Eastern Africa. See abbreviation for Zimbabwe. The country’s health minister Obadiah Moyo is arrested on suspicion of corruption in connection with the procurement of medical supplies that would have been used in the fight against the corona pandemic. […]

Zambia

Zambia Public Policy

Current policy Zambia is a country located in the region of Eastern Africa. See abbreviation for Zambia. From 1991, when the one-party state was abolished and multi-party systems were reintroduced, and two decades ahead, Zambia was ruled by the Social Democratic Party Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD). The 2011 election led to a historic shift […]

Uganda

Uganda Public Policy

Current policy Uganda is a country located in the region of Eastern Africa. See abbreviation for Uganda. Before Yoweri Museveni became Ugandan president, he criticized former African leaders for sitting too long in power. Now he and his party National Resistance Movement (NRM) have often called only the Movement, governed Uganda since 1986. Museveni clearly […]

Tunisia

Tunisia Public Policy

Current policy Tunisia is a country located in the region of Northern Africa. See abbreviation for Tunisia. Tunisia has been cited as a positive example among the countries shaken by popular revolts during the Arab Spring of 2011. The 2014 constitution is considered to be the most liberal in the Arab world. In the elections […]

Togo

Togo Public Policy

Current policy Togo is a country located in the region of Western Africa. See abbreviation for Togo. Contrary to the Constitution, Faure Gnassingbé assumed power in Togo when his dictatorial father Etienne (Gnassingbé) Eyadéma passed away in 2005. The father had ruled the country for 38 years. President Gnassingbé has since been re-elected three times: […]

Tanzania

Tanzania Public Policy

Current policy Tanzania is a country located in the region of Eastern Africa. See abbreviation for Tanzania. The ruling Revolutionary Party (CCM) has largely dominated Tanzanian politics since it was formed in 1977. After CCM politician John Magufuli won in a contentious presidential election in 2015, Tanzania has gone in a clearly authoritarian direction. Oppression […]

Swaziland

Swaziland Public Policy

Current policy Swaziland is a country located in the region of Southern Africa. See abbreviation for Swaziland. For decades, Swaziland’s political scene has been marked by contradictions between the almost single-government royal house with supporters and advocates of democracy organized in a number of groups. Regular political parties are in practice prohibited. King Mswati III, […]

Sudan

Sudan Public Policy

Current policy Sudan is a country located in the region of Northern Africa. See abbreviation for Sudan. In August 2019, a transitional government took office in Sudan, four months after the country’s authoritarian president Omar al-Bashir was toppled in a military coup after 30 years in power. The transitional regime consists of a civil-military council […]

South Sudan

South Sudan Public Policy

Current policy South Sudan is a country located in the region of Eastern Africa. See abbreviation for South Sudan. South Sudan’s outbreak of Sudan on July 9, 2011 is one of the biggest political events in Africa since the decolonization in the 1960s. Despite increased tension between northern and southern Sudan before independence, the division […]

South Africa

South Africa Public Policy

Current policy South Africa is a country located in the region of Southern Africa. See abbreviation for South Africa. The African National Congress (ANC) has dominated the parliament since 1994, but support for the party has gradually declined since the peak of almost 70 per cent in 2004. Recent years of corruption scandals, high unemployment […]

Somalia

Somalia Public Policy

Current policy Somalia is a country located in the region of Eastern Africa. See abbreviation for Somalia. Somalia has lacked a functioning central government since the dictator Siad Barre was overthrown in 1991. The militant Islamist group al-Shabaab has lost ground since 2011, but continues to fight the government in Mogadishu by force. In Northern […]

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Public Policy

Current policy Sierra Leone is a country located in the region of Western Africa. See abbreviation for Sierra Leone. After the long civil war of 1991–2002, Sierra Leone has become relatively stable. The democratic system seems to have taken hold and the country has had fairly good economic growth. But an outbreak of the contagious […]

Seychelles

Seychelles Public Policy

Current policy Seychelles is a country located in the region of Eastern Africa. See abbreviation for Seychelles. The United Seychelles (formerly SPPF and Parti Lepep) have ruled the Seychelles since 1977. The party took power in a coup that year, ruled in a one-party system 1979-1993 and then won all elections until the fall of […]

Senegal

Senegal Public Policy

Current policy Senegal is a country located in the region of Western Africa. See abbreviation for Senegal. Following the victory of the presidential election in March 2012, Macky Sall of the Alliance for the Republic-Hope Party (APR-Yakaar) launched economic reforms to boost growth and invested heavily in new infrastructure, including new freeways and high-speed trains. […]

São Tomé and Príncipe

Sao Tome and Principe Public Policy

Current policy Sao Tome and Principe is a country located in the region of Central Africa. See abbreviation for Sao Tome and Principe. A power struggle between the Pinto da Costa and Trovoada families characterizes the country’s politics. Thus, the conditions for collaboration were not the best when Manuel Pinto da Costa returned as president […]

Rwanda

Rwanda Public Policy

Current policy Rwanda is a country located in the region of Eastern Africa. See abbreviation for Rwanda. After the 1994 genocide, Rwanda has been rebuilt and is now considered a stable country. The economy is in order, corruption is limited and almost all children are allowed to attend school. But success has a downside. Rwanda […]

Congo-Brazzaville

Republic of the Congo Public Policy

Current policy Republic of the Congo is a country located in the region of Central Africa. See abbreviation for Republic of the Congo. Congo-Brazzaville is ruled by President Denis Sassou-Nguesso, who ruled 1979-1992 and regained power in a coup in 1997. The president and his party, the Congolese Workers’ Party (PCT), have since won a […]

Mozambique

Mozambique Public Policy

Current policy Mozambique is a country located in the region of Eastern Africa. See abbreviation for Mozambique. Mozambique has been governed by the Socialist Party Mozambique’s Liberation Front (Frelimo) since 1975. Although it has been two decades since the civil war, mistrust and tensions still prevail between the ruling party and Renamo, the former guerrilla […]

Morocco

Morocco Public Policy

Current policy Morocco is a country located in the region of Northern Africa. See abbreviation for Morocco. Under King Mohammed VI, who has ruled since 1999, Morocco has undergone some liberalization and democratization, but gradually the hopes for more far-reaching change have faded. The riot wave in 2011 inspired street protests in Morocco as well, […]

Monaco

Monaco Public Policy

Current policy Monaco is a country located in the region of Western Europe. See abbreviation for Monaco. When 81-year-old Prince Rainier died in 2005, he was succeeded by his son, Albert, who was 47 at the time. In the same year, Monaco entered into an agreement with the EU that allowed the Union to obtain […]

Mauritius

Mauritius Public Policy

Current policy Mauritius is a country located in the region of Eastern Africa. See abbreviation for Mauritius. Mauritius is a politically stable country with a well-functioning multi-party system, where power is shifted through free and universal elections. Since no party is usually large enough to gain its own majority in the National Assembly (Parliament), since […]

Mauritania

Mauritania Public Policy

Current policy Mauritania is a country located in the region of Western Africa. See abbreviation for Mauritania. Mauritania was ruled over a decade by Mohammed Ould Abdelaziz and the Union for the Republic (UPR). The country’s economy became stronger during Abdelaziz’s two terms of office and the government fought hard terrorism in the country. In […]

Mali

Mali Public Policy

Current policy Mali is a country located in the region of Western Africa. See abbreviation for Mali. The situation in Mali is very unstable after the Tuareg and Islamist uprisings that contributed to a military coup in 2012 and that foreign forces came to the country to assist the army. Since 2013, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta […]

Malawi

Malawi Public Policy

Current policy Malawi is a country located in the region of Eastern Africa. See abbreviation for Malawi. In early April 2012, Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika died unexpectedly in a heart attack. He had been in power since 2005. Mutharika was replaced by Vice President Joyce Banda, who thus became the first female head of […]