The June issue of Diplomaatia is devoted to Africa. In the opening article, the Estonian member of parliament Mart Nutt gives an overview of Africa’s peoples and states, as well as of the continent’s history. “One would not predict peace and prosperity for contemporary Africa any time soon,” he states. Problems such as desertification and poverty are if anything becoming deeper. Still, Africa has a huge potential, both to draw in the outside world in a destabilising manner, and to attract outsiders interested in its vast economic resources.