I have been reporting on Africa since 2009 - a wonderful task that has taken me to around 30 countries on the continent. An extensive network of local journalists, which I have built up over the years, helps me with this. My main client is the WELT Group, but I also report regularly for NZZ in Switzerland and other media. From time to time, I take part in discussion events as a speaker, including for GIZ, Care NGO and the BiTS University. Before my current job in Cape Town, South Africa, I was a staff member at WELT in Berlin, where I also studied at the Freie Universität und completed the Axel Springer Academy. On Sundays I check the soccer results of Wuppertaler SV (4th league) and 1. FC Köln (in good times 1st league)...
Fuelled by corruption and political ignorance, Nigeria is facing a hidden opioid-crisis — entire clinics have been set up for the battle against codeine-containing cough syrup.