Boris Johnson seeks to woo African leaders in lead-up to Brexit
The UK has amped up its pitch for post-Brexit trade with Africa at the UK-Africa Investment Summit. DW examines whether it will have the same economic presence on the continent as China or Russia.
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:32:00 GMT


Luanda Leaks point to international complicity as Isabel dos Santos faces scrunity
Angolans are calling for an international investigation into the world-wide dealings that allowed Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of the former president, to become the richest woman in Africa.
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:08:00 GMT


Libya: Haftar loyalists block oil exports amid cease-fire
The national oil company says crude output will drop by two-thirds and warned the militants were costing the Libyan people $55 million a day. The blockade came on the eve of a major peace conference in Berlin.
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 16:37:00 GMT


West African states mired in controversy over 'Eco' currency
Anglophone ECOWAS members have criticized plans by the bloc's French-speaking states to change the CFA franc's name to 'Eco'. ECOWAS had planned to launch a common currency under the same name in 2020.
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 11:16:00 GMT


Gambia: Thousands march for ex-ruler Yahya Jammeh's return
Thousands of supporters of Gambia's longtime dictator, Yahya Jammeh, have protested for his right to return from exile. But accounts differ on whether an agreement is in place for him to do so.
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 18:14:00 GMT


Lesotho: PM Thabane to step down after alleged link to wife's murder
Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has come under scrutiny after the murder of his first wife. His current wife, Maesaiah, is currently wanted by the police for questioning — and her whereabouts are unknown.
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:02:00 GMT


UN warns hunger crisis in southern Africa 'on scale we've not seen before'
A record 45 million people across southern Africa are in need of in urgent need of food aid, the UN has said. The situation is expected to get even worse as the annual cyclone season begins.
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:42:00 GMT


Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan make slow progress in Nile dam row
The three countries have agreed the filling of the Nile dam should start in the wet season and proceed in stages. But they have delayed making a final agreement until later in January.
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:30:00 GMT


Libya, international community seek peace at Berlin conference
The recent Libya peace talks in Moscow were a failure. A new attempt is scheduled to take place in Berlin. The situation is complicated: All parties involved have their own interests at heart.
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:28:00 GMT


Sudan: Ex-security forces clash with transitional government troops
Sudan's transitional government has quelled armed protests by former intelligence officers angry about severance pay. It was one of the biggest outbreaks of violence since the country's transition from autocratic rule.
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 02:26:00 GMT


Germany calls Libya conference in Berlin
With Libya ceasefire talks stalling, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to host a conference in Berlin on Sunday. It will include representatives of top international players and the two rival Libyan governments.
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 14:45:00 GMT


German foreign spying law tested at top court
A wiretapping law introduced in 2017 to boost Germany's foreign intelligence agency in sweeps abroad is being challenged at the Constitutional Court. A verdict from the hearing is due later this year.
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 14:45:00 GMT


Using smartphone tech to improve maternal health in Uganda
Uganda is still grappling with high maternal and perinatal mortality rates. A new app allows women to quickly access vital health services, as well as education on antenatal care.
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 13:51:00 GMT


The long shadow of Biafra lingers over Nigeria
The Biafra War led to the deaths of at least 1-2 million people in just 30 months — many of them children. January 15 marks 50 years since the end of the brutal conflict. The consequences can still be felt today.
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 08:11:00 GMT


Will new measures to fight terrorism in the Sahel region be enough?
France and the G5 Sahel nations have announced they will reinforce their fight against terrorism in the region. But experts doubt the pledge will be enough to make the Sahel secure again.
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 23:20:00 GMT


Ethiopia asks South Africa to help to resolve dam dispute
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has accepted the task, saying that a solution was surely possible. Egyptian officials have occasionally threatened military action against the dam.
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 17:53:00 GMT


Tunisian parliament rejects proposed government
Prime Minister-designate Habib Jemli last week formed a coalition government of independent lawmakers, but the Tunisian parliament on Friday rejected it in a confidence vote, prolonging the political deadlock.
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 23:59:00 GMT


Norway welcomes 600 African refugees 'to send a strong message'
Norway has agreed to take 600 asylum seekers to help stop the often deadly trafficking of migrants across the Mediterranean Sea. DW has learned up to 11 of them have already left for the EU.
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:52:00 GMT


Africa's Sahel seeks new ways to fight terrorism
Heads of state from West Africa and France will gather in the French town of Pau to find new strategies against jihadists in the Sahel. But resistance to the presence of French troops in the African region is growing.
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2020 17:54:00 GMT


Wanted: Reliable data on Africa
What's the trend in purchasing power in Mali or the birth rate in Chad? Quite often it's tough to find reliable statistical data for African countries. Experts lament the lack of hard numbers and call for an urgent fix.
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 23:03:00 GMT


South Africa: New refugee laws 'target political dissidents'
Exiled politicians living in South Africa have told DW that the new refugee laws are meant to silence them. They fear that governments back home could use these laws to go after them and further stifle free speech.
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 18:11:00 GMT


Fears of new violence in Niger's Agadez after refugee camp blaze
Tensions are high in Agadez, a major hub for African migrants en route to Europe. Police arrested more than 300 people after a refugee camp was set ablaze last Saturday. The UN is calling for restraint.
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 12:55:00 GMT


Somalia: Car bomb in Mogadishu kills three
The blast comes a week after the city was hit with a car bomb that killed 81 people. Witnesses reported seeing a thick plume of smoke and burning vehicles in the city.
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 10:45:00 GMT


World's biggest measles outbreak in DR Congo kills thousands
The deadly virus has killed nearly three times as many people in the Democratic Republic of Congo as any Ebola outbreak. It's preventable with a vaccine.
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 05:30:00 GMT