PhD student Lloyd Melusi Maphosa: 'I just followed my heart'
Had he listened to his grandfather, Lloyd Melusi Maphosa would probably be a lawyer now. But the 29-year-old PhD student knows that he made the right choice in studying history.
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:35:00 GMT

Germany welcomes developments on Horn of Africa
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is transforming Ethiopia at a breathtaking pace. Germany is already making plans to work closer with the country it regards as a strategic partner.
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:23:00 GMT

Egypt: Sarcophagus remains not those of Alexander the Great
Many Egyptians feared that the opening of the sarcophagus, which some thought could contain the bones of Alexander the Great, would unleash a 1000-year curse. The Ancient Greek ruler died in 323 BC.
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2018 01:16:00 GMT

Wiki foundation wants to 'decolonize the internet' with more African contributors
Wikipedia contributors are few in Africa. The custodians of the free online encyclopedia and other Wiki resources are gathered in South Africa to talk about "decolonizing the internet."
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:28:00 GMT

Resistance to genetically modified seeds in Africa
Seeds modified in a lab are often touted as a means to boost agriculture and food security in Africa. There is some resistance on the continent and debate on preserving its traditional seed base instead.
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:18:00 GMT

Ethiopia makes first commercial flight to Eritrea in 20 years
The skies over Ethiopia and Eritrea opened to a first commercial passenger flight in two decades, giving tailwind to the peace process between the neighbors that severed ties in a border war.
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:42:00 GMT

Nelson Mandela: A hero at 100
Nelson Mandela would have been 100 years old today. South Africa's famous statesman and reconciliatory hero continues to inspire Africa's young generation. DW asked them what Mandela means to them.
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:00:00 GMT

Opinion: The Nelson Mandela in us all
Nelson Mandela would have turned 100 today, and political copycats are falling over themselves to add a bit of his luster to their own bespoke suits. But Claus Stäcker asks, What role does Mandela have in society today?
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 01:24:00 GMT

Barack Obama delivers passionate defense of equality in Nelson Mandela Lecture
More than 14,000 people came to hear the former US president speak in Johannesburg. Obama called for a rejection of the "politics of fear, resentment and retrenchment."
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:27:00 GMT

Nigeria: No return to normal life for freed girls of Dapchi
Five months ago, Boko Haram kidnapped more than 100 schoolgirls. Four weeks later, the terrorists let the girls go. But for many of them, a self-determined and normal life seems out of reach. A report by Adrian Kriesch.
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:48:00 GMT

Nelson Mandela's mixed legacy
On July 18, Nelson Mandela would have turned 100. He dreamed of a unified and prosperous nation, but the social problems haunting South Africa today have tainted his legacy.
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:45:00 GMT

Zimbabwe LGBTI community wants safe place to vote
Zimbabwe’s LGBTI community has appealed to the government, political parties and election bodies to ensure safe spaces for community members to vote. They were subjected to physical and verbal abuse in the past.
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:36:00 GMT

Eritrea: 'How can a crazy one-man rule work for lasting peace?'
Eritrea has reopened its embassy in Ethiopia after more than 20 years of emnity. Political scientist Mehari Yohannes believes the thaw in relations is a ploy by Eritrea's president to maximize his personal interests.
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:47:00 GMT

Eritrean embassy reopens in Ethiopia
Eritrea has reopened its embassy in Ethiopia a week after the once-bitter rivals officially declared an end to a two-decades-old war. Eritrea seceded from Ethiopia in 1993 after a long battle for independence.
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:11:00 GMT

Barack Obama retraces his African-American roots
Africa had high hopes for Obama’s presidency, many of which he didn't fulfill. Now he's in Kenya and South Africa for the first time since leaving office. Can he live up to the public's expectations as a private citizen?
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:23:00 GMT

Tracing Nelson Mandela's footsteps 100 years after his birth
July 18 marks 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013. Visitors can follow in his footsteps from the Soweto township to Robben Island where he was imprisoned for years.
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 07:45:00 GMT

Algeria abandons hundreds more African migrants in desert
A UN migration official has accused Algeria of leaving hundreds of African migrants stranded in the desert. A report said migrants from 16 African countries are among those ditched in the Sahara with little water.
Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:55:00 GMT

Eritrean president arrives in Ethiopia ahead of embassy opening
Ethiopia has welcomed Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki for his first visit in 22 years. The visit shores up a remarkable improvement in relations after a generation of mutual mistrust and enmity.
Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2018 10:05:00 GMT

Black rhinos die after relocation to national park in Kenya
The Kenyan government said the death of eight black rhinos was "unprecedented" in more than a decade of such transfers. The black rhino is critically endangered, with just over 5,000 remaining worldwide.
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 21:57:00 GMT

South Sudan: Lawmakers give Kiir three more years while UN imposes sanctions
Lawmakers in Juba have voted to extend the term of President Kiir and the transitional parliament by three years. Meanwhile the UN has imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan and sanctioned two military officials.
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:52:00 GMT

Rwandan genocide survivor helping refugees heal: "We can grow from trauma"
Esther Mujawayo-Keiner knows what trauma feels like. She lost most of her family in the 1994 genocide. Now she works in Germany as a trauma therapist for African refugees. Marie Sina met her in the city of Düsseldorf.
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:49:00 GMT

Tanzanian historian Herbert Ndomba: 'We need to rewrite history'
As the first PhD holder from his village, Tanzanian historian Herbert Ndomba feels that he has a duty to study his community's history. African history, he thinks, should be rewritten from an African perspective.
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:11:00 GMT

Lake Edward: The source of Uganda, DRC row
Named after a British prince, and classified as an important international wetland, Lake Edward is the smallest in Africa’s Great Lakes region. Why are Uganda and DR Congo at odds over it?
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:33:00 GMT

Cameroon's forgotten refugees in Nigeria
More than 21,000 people from Cameroon’s Anglophone region have fled to Nigeria in recent months. Not only do they struggle to find enough to eat but also have to come to terms with their traumatic experiences.
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:15:00 GMT