Nigeria: Oil spills lead to increased newborn mortality in the Niger Delta
Researchers from a Swiss university have found that neonatal mortality rises if a child's mother lives close to an oil spill before conception. The findings are worrying for residents of the oil-rich Niger Delta.
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:58:00 GMT

Scores of Malawi vampire-hunting vigilantes arrested
Police in the southern African country have detained 140 people linked to mob attacks on people accused of being "bloodsucking vampires." Nine people have been killed after rumors of evil spirits spread.
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2017 01:03:00 GMT

WHO 'rethinking' naming Mugabe goodwill ambassador
The World Health Organization has named Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a "goodwill ambassador," drawing criticism from health and rights groups. Later, WHO said they were reconsidering their decision.
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:58:00 GMT

Kenyans divided as they mark Mashujaa 'Heroes' Day
The ruling party and opposition supporters today gathered to hear the two main presidential candidates as they marked Kenya's Heroes or "Mashujaa" Day.
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:51:00 GMT

Somalis mourn bomb victims in Mogadishu
Thousands returned to the site of the country's worst terror attack six days later. The US has stepped up the number of drone strikes inside Somalia since the beginning of the year.
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:29:00 GMT

Welcome to eco@africa
On this week's eco@africa, we sip green wine in South Africa, learn how soda cans can be turned into cooking pots and see how a group is trying to protect the world's last three white rhinos.
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:58:00 GMT

Uganda: Is it still Africa's bread-basket?
Uganda has always been known as the bread basket of Africa and for the most part that's still true. But both the lack of rainfall in the northeast and the large number of refugees have posed a challenge to the country.
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:43:00 GMT

Liberian election: George Weah and Joseph Boakai head to second round
Former football star George Weah will face Liberia's ruling Unity Party Vice President Joseph Boakai in a runoff presidential election. The announcement came amid cries of foul from three leading opposition parties.
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:36:00 GMT

South Africa's Gupta family under FBI investigation - report
As probes into the Gupta family intensify in South Africa, the FBI is reportedly also investigating the Guptas in relation to suspicious cash flows between South Africa, Dubai and the US, according to a newspaper report.
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:27:00 GMT

Kenya: 'The country is polarized'
The national coordinator of Kenya's Election Observation Group believes the election should not be held in the current political climate. He is calling for new directions from the Supreme Court.
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:43:00 GMT

Kenya: Drought is good for business
Africa's drought crisis has hit Kenya and numerous schools have had to stop providing free food to their pupils. This is not only due to crop failures but also greedy profiteers.
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:18:00 GMT

Deadly protests in Togo against President Faure Gnassingbe's continued rule
The deaths came amid anti-government protests against planned constitutional reforms that would allow President Faure Gnassingbe to remain in office until 2030. His family has ruled the West African nation since 1968.
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:17:00 GMT

Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe sues over diamond ring
Grace Mugabe is suing a diamond dealer over a ring purchase gone sour. The presidential family's spending habits face scrutiny in light of the economic struggle faced by most of their compatriots.
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:30:00 GMT

Opinion: Kenya needs statesmanship, not brinkmanship
Kenya's current political crisis is a symptom of deeper ethnic divides. Now political leaders must start addressing the country's real problems, writes Jane Nyingi.
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:05:00 GMT

Nigeria: Fighting hunger and Boko Haram
The militant Islamist group Boko Haram has been terrorizing parts of northeast Nigeria for years. The violence is pushing the region to the brink of a hunger crisis.
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:07:00 GMT

Panama Papers: Africa's elite are plundering their countries
A new report based on the Panama Papers reveals how Africa's politicians, generals and business leaders are systematically siphoning off billions of dollars and parking the money offshore.
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:39:00 GMT

Kenya election commissioner quits ahead of repeat presidential vote
Roselyn Akombe has stepped down from the commission responsible for safeguarding democratic elections. Kenya is readying for a second presidential election amid street protests and claims it will not be fair.
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:55:00 GMT

Nigeria: Pro-Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu 'missing' as trial resumes
The leader of a separatist movement in Nigeria has failed to appear in court at the start of his treason trial. He hasn't been seen in public since soldiers allegedly invaded his home in mid-September.
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:50:00 GMT

Togo: Opposition wants to end President Gnassingbe’s dynasty
Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe has offered concessions on reforms. But his critics are no longer fighting to hold a referendum on presidential term limits. Instead, they seek a complete change of power.
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:28:00 GMT

South Sudan: Starvation and violence
Half of all South Sudanese depend on food aid. This is not only because of droughts, but also bloody power struggles. The main victims in this cycle of violence and hunger are women and children.
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:22:00 GMT

Opinion: Horrific Somalia bombing is sign of government's powerlessness
Somalia is in such a dire mess that the newly elected government has no chance of stopping al-Shabab, thought to be behind Saturday's lethal truck bombing in Mogadishu.
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:14:00 GMT

Rebuilding Somalia takes 'strategic patience'
Somalia is still on the verge of famine, says Peter de Clercq, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia. About seven million people still depend on humanitarian aid.
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:29:00 GMT

'We have to provide opportunities' in Somalia
In Somalia, about seven million people still depend on humanitarian aid. Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Somalia Michael Keating talks about the task of rebuilding Somalia and the challenges ahead.
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:28:00 GMT

DW special: Why does Africa go hungry?
The number of people in Africa suffering from hunger had been receding for some years. But it is now on the rise again. 26 million Africans face starvation. A special series by DW Africa explains why.
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:21:00 GMT