Ethiopia under state of emergency following prime minister's resignation
Ethiopia says a state of emergency, imposed after the prime minister stepped down in a surprise move, will last six months. Authorities say the measure is necessary to "protect the constitutional system."
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:11:00 GMT
South Africa: Cyril Ramaphosa delivers message of hope in state of the nation address
South Africa's new president has delivered a rousing state of the nation address promising to clamp down on corruption. Jacob Zuma was scheduled to deliver the speech, but resigned in disgrace two days ago.
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:15:00 GMT
Divisions threaten to split Zimbabwe's MDC party
As the country mourns the loss of the longtime opposition leader, his party colleagues are already caught in a power struggle which will likely diminish their chances in Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe election.
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:58:00 GMT
Rumors feed a surge in migrants to Agadez
False rumors about a safe passage to Europe have drawn a large number of migrants to Agadez – even from far-away Asian countries. This is putting pressure on the city as well as on migrant organizations on the ground.
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:50:00 GMT
Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai 'has left big shoes to fill'
The Zimbabwean opposition leader and former prime minister, who died on Wednesday, leaves behind a legacy of political activism during the Mugabe era. A personal recollection by DW correspondent Privilege Musvanhiri.
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:37:00 GMT
South Africa: The rise and fall of the ANC
The ANC was once seen as a beacon of hope in post-apartheid South Africa. But more than two decades on, the party has been mired in countless corruption scandals and infighting. What went wrong?
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:08:00 GMT
Opinion: South Africa's lost decade
For many South Africans, Jacob Zuma's resignation was like a belated Valentine's Day present. But his successor Cyril Ramaphosa faces enormous challenges, says DW's Claus Stäcker.
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:38:00 GMT
Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn resigns after mass unrest
Hailemariam's resignation comes amid protracted anti-government protests that have left hundreds dead and tens of thousands detained. He will continue in his role until the "power transition is completed."
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:38:00 GMT
Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as president of South Africa
A day after Jacob Zuma's nine years in office ended, fellow ANC politician Cyril Ramaphosa took the presidential oath amid parliamentary protest. Ramaphosa promised to fight the corruption that had tainted Zuma.
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:46:00 GMT
South African President Jacob Zuma resigns 'with immediate effect'
South African President Jacob Zuma has said he was "compelled to resign" as a result of the vote of no-confidence tabled by the ANC. He said he would step down with "immediate effect."
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:44:00 GMT
Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies
Zimbabwe's longtime opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died at the age of 65. The former trade unionist was one of Robert Mugabe's strongest critics.
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:28:00 GMT
Ethiopia releases high profile political prisoners
Ethiopia has released opposition leaders, journalists and protesters from its notorious prisons. Many have also had the charges against them dropped and are calling for the release of those still in jail.
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:37:00 GMT
South African President Jacob Zuma says efforts to oust him 'unfair'
President Zuma faces a deadline Wednesday to respond to a ruling ANC party order to leave office. With parliament bringing forward a no-confidence vote against Zuma to Thursday, he appears to have run out of road.
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:40:00 GMT
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:13:00 GMT
South African police raid properties of President Jacob Zuma's associates Gupta brothers
The Guptas are accused of exploiting ties to President Jacob Zuma to influence Cabinet appointments and state contracts. The raid comes a day after the ruling African National Congress party asked Zuma to step down.
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:58:00 GMT
Obasanjo in DW exclusive interview: 'Democracy is about change'
President Buhari should not run for another term in office, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo advised in a letter to Nigeria's head of state in January 2018. In an interview, he told DW why he published the letter.
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:10:00 GMT
Opinion: Cyril Ramaphosa must get down to business right away
Jacob Zuma's time as South Africa's president has run out. But his departure leaves his likely successor Cyril Ramaphosa with a wealth of problems to solve says William Gumede.
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:53:00 GMT
South Africa's ANC decides to remove Jacob Zuma as president
South Africa's Jacob Zuma's ANC party has resolved to "recall" him as head of state. The decision comes on the back of a 13-hour meeting among the party's top officials.
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 02:42:00 GMT
UNICEF: 'Child soldiers want to continue their education'
Roughly 19,000 children are still part of armed groups today in South Sudan. On the international day against the use of child soldiers, we spoke to UNICEF about the future of these children.
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:54:00 GMT
Ivory Coast: A country still deeply divided
Over seven years after Ivory Coast’s crisis, the country's political scene remains divided. Army mutinies destabilized cities over the past few years, and victims feel that they have not been justly compensated.
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:01:00 GMT
South African President Jacob Zuma falls from favor in ANC
South Africa's Jacob Zuma is facing a pivotal battle for his scandal-ridden presidency. There was a time, however, when he was known as a fiery fighter against apartheid and a political prisoner alongside Nelson Mandela.
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:55:00 GMT
South Africa: Cyril Ramaphosa addresses ANC 'disunity and discord' during Mandela anniversary celebrations
Deputy President Ramaphosa told crowds he plans to tackle corruption within the ANC, while also promising "closure" over the issue of President Jacob Zuma's expected resignation.
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2018 17:07:00 GMT
Queen Muhumuza: Fighting colonialism in East Africa
About a hundred years ago in Uganda, Queen Muhumuza stood against patriarchal, colonial and chauvinist forces. She was a spiritual leader, a military leader and a fighter for social justice.
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 15:26:00 GMT
Ghana: President vows to step up fight against youth unemployment
President Nana Akufo-Addo has promised to create thousands of jobs. But it’s a daunting challenge and many young people remain skeptical over the government's ability to deliver.
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 14:39:00 GMT