Nigeria's whistle-blowers have little to celebrate
On this year's International Anti-Corruption Day, DW looks at the situation of Nigeria's whistle-blowers. They play an important role in the fight against corruption - but as Sam Olukoya reports, it comes at a cost.
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2016 17:07:00 GMT
Hospitals in Kenya deserted, patients dying during ongoing doctors' strike
An ongoing strike for higher pay for doctors in Kenya has left public hospitals abandoned and more than a dozen patients dead. All hospitals in Kenya may be closed next week if the strike does not end.
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2016 23:21:00 GMT
Ghana opposition leader 'confident' he won presidential election
Ghanaian opposition candidate Nana Akufo-Addo has said he was "quietly confident" he won his country's election. The electoral commission has yet to release most results from Wednesday's vote.
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2016 20:58:00 GMT
African Union chairperson: Who will become Africa's new leader?
The race for the African Union's top job is heating up. On Friday, five candidates for the post of chairperson will face off in a debate in Addis Ababa. But other factors will determine who wins in the end.
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2016 14:17:00 GMT
Silent Cries - Ep 01: Surprise at the Police Station
In the town of Lambu, a newborn baby is found in front of the police station. Whose could it be? In the Garu family, while Ramatu is happy to start studying, her parents fight more and more since her father lost his job.
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2016 10:10:00 GMT
Ghana election tight but peaceful
Ghanaians turned out in large numbers on Wednesday as President John Mahama faced off opposition frontrunner Nana Akufo-Addo in general elections. DW correspondents said voting was slow but peaceful.
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:29:00 GMT
South Sudan expert: Climate of impunity 'a big problem'
A United Nations inquiry into the human rights situation is wrapping up its second visit to South Sudan today. DW talked to analyst Henrik Maihack about the situation and how it could be improved.
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 13:32:00 GMT
South Sudan deports US reporter for government criticism
Justin Lynch was one of the last international journalists allowed in the conflict-ridden country. He says he was kicked out for being critical of the government in his reporting.
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 10:36:00 GMT
Former member of Lord's Resistance Army faces ICC trial
The "ferocious" commander was kidnapped as a 14-year-old and forced to fight for Joseph Kony. But prosecutors say he became a brutal leader - and a murderer and rapist.
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 20:28:00 GMT
Ghana's opposition leader: 'The country needs change'
One day before Ghana goes to the polls, opposition frontrunner Nana Akufo-Addo tells DW's Adrian Kriesch about his vision for the country, the fairness of the vote and how he approaches his critics.
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 15:36:00 GMT
Gambian refugees in Germany: will they have to return home?
Gambians make up the third largest group of African refugees in Germany. With Gambia on the road to democracy and Germany's goverment getting tough on immigration, will they be allowed to stay? DW's Daniel Pelz reports.
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 14:08:00 GMT
Ghana's forgotten oil
Oil was a major campaign issue during Ghana's last elections four years ago. But this time around, no one's talking about it. A sector once regarded with hope now seems too complicated and insignificant to fight for.
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 11:29:00 GMT
Gambia and the art of looking forward
Gambia's autocratic leader Yahya Jammeh has been voted out after 22 years in power. DW correspondent Adrian Kriesch reports from a celebrating country where people want to look to the future, yet cannot forget the past.
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 20:14:00 GMT
Ghanaians head to the polls
Ghanaian President John Mahama is seeking to fend off a challenge from rival Nana Akufo-Addo. Once a regional economic growth model, Ghana has been forced to turn to the IMF.
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 18:20:00 GMT
Ugandan warlord Ongwen: victim and criminal combined
Dominic Ongwen was a killer for the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army militia. His trial opens this week, with the defense likely to argue that the former child soldier 'didn’t know what he was doing'.
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:55:00 GMT
The Gambia's new president: 'We will not leave the ICC'
In an interview with DW, The Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow says his country will remain part of the International Criminal Court. He also promises investigations into human rights abuses.
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:30:00 GMT
Senegal's migrants: the lure of 'somewhere else'
Tempted by the notion of 'easy migration' spread online and on television, many Senegalese are still attempting the perilous trip to Europe.
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:07:00 GMT
Famine and fat: Malawi's double-edged nutrition problem
Malawi faces a hunger crisis triggered by drought and poor harvests. Yet the country also has a small but growing problem with obesity. One hospital sees more that 50 hypertension or diabetes patients a day.
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2016 17:22:00 GMT
Voters celebrate defeat of Gambia's 'billion year' president
Adama Barrow has defeated Yahya Jammeh, who ran the country for more than 20 years. Jammeh surprised observers by admitting defeat, despite once boasting he would rule Gambia for a billion years.
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2016 23:07:00 GMT
Adama Barrow: The man who defeated Gambia's Jammeh
Six months ago Adama Barrow was unknown in the political field, but he has just been elected president of The Gambia: His victory brings to an end more than two decades of Yahya Jammeh's rule.
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:51:00 GMT
Kiir denies 'ethnic cleansing' underway in S. Sudan
UN human rights experts told journalists Friday that "ethnic cleansing" was under way in South Sudan. President Salva Kiir strongly denied the allegations.
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:33:00 GMT
Jammeh defeated in landmark Gambian election
Longtime strongman Yahya Jammeh has lost Gambia's presidential election to businessman and political newcomer Adama Barrow. Jammeh has now formally conceded defeat in the polls.
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:37:00 GMT
For Africa's disabled, a life of poverty and struggle
December 3 is the International Day for Persons with Disabilities. Disabled people in Africa often cannot get an education or even a job to survive. Can development aid make a difference?
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2016 10:14:00 GMT
Ghana: voter apathy gives rise to 'vote selling'
It's not uncommon in Ghana for presidential aspirants to buy electoral ballots. But as the country heads to the polls next Wednesday, some Ghanaians are demanding money for votes despite a campaign to stop the practice.
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:56:00 GMT