Kenya convicts 3 in Garissa terrorist massacre case
Three men have been convicted for supporting the 2015 Garissa University terrorist attack in Kenya. Though they were not among the gunmen, the trio knew the al-Shabaab assault would happen.
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:16:00 GMT


Tanzania chooses energy over the environment
Construction has begun of a mega dam to improve power supply throughout the country. There are fears this could herald the end of the Selous Game Reserve.
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:01:00 GMT


Ebola: 'WHO between a rock and a hard place'
Declaring a global health emergency could galvanize aid to fight the Ebola epidemic in the DR Congo. It could also make the job of containing the virus much more difficult. The WHO's decision proved controversial.
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:00:00 GMT


US African policy's lost 'dynamics'
At the US-Africa economic summit, stakeholders from both sides meet to discuss future business. Africa's political elite is represented in large numbers. Interest in the US is not as strong.
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:06:00 GMT


Triple suicide bomb attack in Nigeria targets football fans
Three suicide bombers have killed 30 people in the village of Konduga in Borno, Nigeria. The attackers targeted an area where people had gathered to watch a football game.
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:57:00 GMT


Ex-Sudan leader Bashir appears before prosecutor to face corruption charges
Sudan's ousted President Omar al-Bashir was brought before a prosecutor to face corruption charges. It was the first time he has been seen in public since being toppled in an April coup.
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2019 22:07:00 GMT


Algerian ex-prime minster in court over Volkswagen-linked corruption scandal
Four-time PM Ahmed Ouyahia has again been questioned over alleged corruption involving Volkswagen's local partner. He's the latest to face investigation as part of an army purge of the old ruling elite.
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2019 13:07:00 GMT


Somali civilians, Kenyan police officers killed in blasts
A series of explosions have claimed the lives of Kenyan police officers and Somali civilians. The attacks, claimed by al-Shabab jihadists, came after a rival militia executed a group of civilians.
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 16:22:00 GMT


Ebola outbreak puts DR Congo's neighbors on high alert
The WHO has not declared the current outbreak an international emergency. But neighboring countries considered at risk have upped their preventative measures after the virus spread to Uganda earlier this week.
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 15:15:00 GMT


No elephants poached in a year at Mozambique's Niassa wildlife park
Niassa Reserve, one of the biggest wildlife parks in Africa, marked a year without losing a single elephant to the poachers. Up to 4,000 of the animals roam the Mozambique park, which covers more land than Switzerland.
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 12:47:00 GMT


South Sudan's embassy closures could harm ties with Norway and France
South Sudan plans to shut down several of its embassies to cut spending. The inclusion of missions in Norway and France may come at a high price for the new nation, with its faltering peace process and stagnant economy.
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 16:33:00 GMT


Violence against Christians on the rise in Africa
The African continent is seeing an increasing number of violent attacks on Christians. Church representatives are particularly at risk of being targeted ― as are imams.
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 18:10:00 GMT


The Ebola virus has reached Uganda
Three cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Uganda; a boy has died. Uganda is confident it can contain the virus using an Ebola vaccine, but experts fear that there could be more undetected cases.
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 16:54:00 GMT


Ghanaians worried by rising number of kidnappings
The release of two kidnapped Canadian women is welcome news in Ghana where people are becoming increasingly anxious at the number of people seized, both locals and foreigners. Almost 70 cases were recorded in 2018.
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 16:26:00 GMT


A ban on child labor in Africa is not enough
Many children in Africa have to work as domestic help, on plantations or in prostitution to survive. They are robbed of their childhood and guaranteed a life in poverty if they are kept out of school.
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 11:19:00 GMT


Sudan talks resume as protest strike suspended
Sudan's military council and opposition groups have agreed to resume talks on the formation of a transitional council. The opposition alliance has also decided to suspend its campaign of civil disobedience.
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 05:06:00 GMT


Mali: 'Worse than anything we’ve seen in living memory'
The conflict between the Dogon and Fulani ethnic groups over resources in Mali has been exacerbated by climate change, population growth, an absentee state and Islamism. The result is a rapidly rising death toll.
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:51:00 GMT


Botswana decriminalizes gay sex
The country's High Court has overturned a colonial-era law with British roots that could punish people with up to seven years in prison. Botswana's president had also signaled his support for a change in a recent speech.
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 13:02:00 GMT


Mali: Nearly 100 die in attack on Dogon village
About 100 Malians have been killed in an overnight attack on an ethnic Dogon village, officials say. Fighting between Dogon hunters and Fulani herders has intensified in recent months.
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 12:53:00 GMT


Sudan: 4 dead after civil disobedience campaign begins
The opposition has called on people across Sudan to join a civil disobedience campaign to force a transition of power. Monday marks a week since the ruling military council's forces killed more than 100 protesters.
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 01:25:00 GMT


Militiamen in Sudan raped men and women, says eyewitness
Demonstrators in Sudan have been demanding a transition to a civilian government. An eyewitness has told DW about sexual atrocities committed during the dispersal of a sit-in outside the army's headquarters in Khartoum.
Date: Sun, 9 Jun 2019 16:24:00 GMT


Sudan protest leaders call for civil disobedience against military rulers
A key protest group announced the campaign to run until ruling generals transfer power to civilians. The call came days after the military killed dozens at a pro-democracy sit-in in the capital.
Date: Sun, 9 Jun 2019 10:12:00 GMT


Africa battles high rates of suicide, depression
Many African countries are struggling with high suicide rates, for which there are no simple explanations. However, one thing is evident: There is a lack of professional help and comprehensive research into the causes.
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2019 17:02:00 GMT


African free trade – ready for the next steps?
Africa's new free trade zone only exists on paper. Ministers from the 23 signatory countries are now discussing its implementation. Africa's biggest economies are not at the table.
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2019 16:33:00 GMT