The G20 gave the African Union a seat at its table at its annual summit in India.
African nations are drowning in debt. They are among the most affected by the consequences of extreme weather conditions and food insecurity.
Yet Africans have long complained that they have no say in the issues that affect them most, with global institutions dominated by rich countries.
In what was seen as a powerful recognition of Africa’s status, the Group of 20 largest global economies added the African Union as a permanent member. So, will the G20 defend the developing world?
Elsewhere, we look at the cost of Morocco’s strongest earthquake in a century.
And as inflation hits a new record in Egypt, we explore how Egyptians are coping.