Medical drones: Ghana to follow Rwanda’s example
Rwanda made headlines as the first country to pilot blood deliveries by drone. Ghana’s parliament has now approved its own drone project, despite initial skepticism.
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:22:00 GMT


Mozambique discovers 30,000 'ghost' workers
Paying the salaries of the thousands of ficticious workers costs at least $250 million. The news is the latest in a series of financial scandals in Mozambique.
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:23:00 GMT


The 77 Percent: Join the debate
77 percent of Africans are younger than 35. Those 77 percent can shape the continent's future. We join African youths as they share their stories, their dreams and their challenges. Come and join the debate!
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:10:00 GMT


Human rights in Africa: 10 rights that matter to you
As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70, DW asked people in the Gambia, Cameroon and Malawi which human rights matter most to them.
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:38:00 GMT


Who is Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege?
The gynecologist was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in helping victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He shares the prize with Iraqi activist Nadia Murad. But who is Denis Mukwege?
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:31:00 GMT


Mukwege: 'Do not treat sexual violence as taboo'
If all men would act and think like Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege, it would be a better world. DW's Susanne Krauß met the Nobel Peace Prize winner also referred to as the 'miracle doctor' at his Panzi hospital.
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:29:00 GMT


Togo protests turn deadly after government crackdown
Deaths were reported in Togo after security forces moved against protesters across the West African state. Opposition leaders accused "regime soldiers" of opening fire and urged their supporters to continue street demos.
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2018 15:27:00 GMT


Catholic Church beatifies 19 murdered clerics from Algeria's civil war
The beatification ceremony, held in the Algerian city of Oran, was the first of its kind in a Muslim nation. The Roman Catholic clergy were killed between 1994 and 1996 during the decade-long conflict.
Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2018 18:34:00 GMT


Africa’s debt crisis: Who is to blame?
While domestic corruption and mismanagement are part of the problem, activists say the situation is complex. The international community is also to blame for the enormous mountain of debt threatening African economies.
Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2018 16:48:00 GMT


Zimbabwe's farmers set hopes on irrigation scheme
Chaotic land reforms, drought and lack of financing have made it difficult for Zimbabwe's small-holder farmers to get ahead. Increased focus on funding irrigation schemes is hoping to change that.
Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2018 11:07:00 GMT


Opinion: Tackling migration — An African perspective
Against the backdrop of the UN’s Global Compact on Migration, the mayor of one African capital says local leadership must play a key role. It’s time to listen to mayors, says Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr.
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2018 21:53:00 GMT


Duo sings for peace in Cameroon's conflict-ridden anglophone regions
Two musicians are traveling through Cameroon's English speaking regions in the hope that their musical messages of peace will reach rebels and help end the secessionist conflict. DW's Moki Kindzeka reports.
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2018 15:50:00 GMT


Forgotten country: Fighting the hunger crisis in South Sudan
Over four million people are facing severe food insecurity. Nearly two million people have fled the country. The war has left South Sudan in a state of crisis and dispair.
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2018 15:03:00 GMT


EU, France step up security, development aid for Africa's G5 Sahel
The EU and France have increased their financial support for projects in the five Sahel states which sit on the southern rim of Africa's Sahara desert. Terrorism and lawlessness have blighted the region for years.
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2018 19:51:00 GMT


Opinion: South Africa's land expropriation plans could wreck regional economy
South Africa's lawmakers are moving towards amending the constitution to expropriate land without compensation. This is a hot issue more than two decades after the end of apartheid, writes Privilege Musvanhiri.
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2018 16:22:00 GMT


Rwandan court acquits government critic Diane Rwigara
A Rwandan court has dismissed all charges against opposition figure Diane Rwigara. This shows an independence of the judiciary, says political scientist Phil Clark.
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2018 16:04:00 GMT


South Africa: Lawmakers open way for land reform
South African lawmakers have agreed to amend the law, making way for land expropriation without compensation. Most of the land is still in the hands of the white minority, traditional leaders and South Africa's elite.
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2018 15:33:00 GMT


'Peace is the only option': South Sudanese journalist awarded Press Freedom Prize
The South Sudanese journalist Josephine Achiro Fortelo has long fought for press freedom in her homeland. Her work has now been recognized with the Johann Philipp Palm Award for Freedom of Speech and the Press.
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2018 11:38:00 GMT


Opinion: How George H.W.Bush's failed Somalia intervention shaped US-Africa ties
As the US bids farewell to former US President George H.W. Bush, in Africa he is remembered most for his failed bid to stabilize Somalia, write DW’s Isaac Mugabi.
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2018 15:39:00 GMT


EU pushes for greater respect for human rights in Uganda
Depending on one's viewpoint, the EU is either interfering or doing the right thing by drawing attention to the state of human rights in Africa. DW turns the spotlight on Uganda.
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2018 17:13:00 GMT


Kinshasa is drowning in waste
Every day almost 9,000 tons of garbage accumulate in Kinshasa. The Congolese capital does not have a functioning garbage collection system. Consequences for the health of the "Kinois" are catastrophic.
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2018 12:44:00 GMT


COP24: Africans expect real action on climate change
If climate change and global warning continue unabated, then Africa’s future does not look bright. Experts warn that participants at the COP24 conference in Poland have to deliver on previous pledges.
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2018 04:32:00 GMT


Nigeria's president denies death rumor and replacement by Sudanese lookalike 'Jubril'
President Muhammadu Buhari spent five months in Britain last year to receive medical treatment. Rumors that he had died and been replaced by a lookalike called "Jubril" then spread on the internet.
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2018 04:27:00 GMT


Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 concert held in Johannesburg for African development
Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Pharrell were among the stars who took to the stage in South Africa to raise awareness for global poverty. Chancellor Angela Merkel's message offering good prospects for the future was beamed.
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2018 19:45:00 GMT