While there is complete confusion in Berlin on how Germany will be run in the years to come, the negotiators in Khartoum have agreed on the composition of the new unity government for the war-torn country of Sudan.
Talks have been hard, but at the end of the day it was the sense of compromise that evidently made it possible to go forward.
It seems as if the Sudan peace process – of vital importance for large parts of Africa – has managed to overcome its first really difficult hurdly.
Good news. We need that these days.