Rise of drones: African journalists counter lies with tech
Drones and satellites are helping African journalists to expose lies and shed light on underreported issues in regions that are largely inaccessible. But restrictive regulation threatens their reporting.
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:08:00 GMT

Vincent Bollore: French tycoon questioned over alleged Africa corruption
French billionaire Vincent Bollore has been detained on suspicion of corruption when making deals to operate ports in Africa. A part of his conglomerate is alleged to have helped political campaigns to gain concessions.
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:09:00 GMT

Africa loses billions due to high cost of remittances
Billions of dollars in remittances flowed to Africa in 2017. The money could go further if it wasn't more expensive to send money to Africa than anywhere else in the world, a new World Bank study finds.
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:27:00 GMT

African Roots: Kinjeketile and the Maji Maji rebellion
Kinjeketile Ngwale claimed to be a spirit medium. He defied the German colonialists in Tanganyika, unleashed an uprising and gave the people with 'sacred water' which they believed would keep them from harm.
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:29:00 GMT

Migration study: Europe needs to understand the African context
How far should the EU go to reach its migration agenda? Researchers in Berlin looked at the cooperation between the EU and authoritarian states in Africa.
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:17:00 GMT

Tense standoff between security services and protesters in Madagascar
Demonstrators took to the streets of the capital in protest of a new electoral law they say is too restrictive. The administration of President Rajaonarimampianina has been marred by allegations of corruption.
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:06:00 GMT

South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa seeks to quell violent regional protests
President Cyril Ramaphosa returned to South Africa early to manage provincial protests over living standards and corruption. Ramaphosa has vowed to crack down on mismanagement.
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:35:00 GMT

The Commonwealth: Still relevant for Africa today?
Africa is well represented within the Commonwealth grouping of some 2.4 billion people who experienced British colonialism. To what extent does it benefit?
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:10:00 GMT

Central African Republic: UN defends role in Bangui clashes
More than 20 people died in clashes when UN troops conducted an operation in the volatile PK5 neighborhood of Bangui earlier this month. DW spoke to the head of the mission.
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:32:00 GMT

King renames Swaziland as eSwatini, citing colonial past — and confusion with Switzerland
The king of the tiny African nation of Swaziland announced the kingdom's new name would be eSwatini. Unlike some other countries, Swaziland maintained its colonial name after independence.
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:03:00 GMT

De Beers gem traders launch app to source clean diamonds
De Beers has taken another step towards ridding the trade of its "blood diamond" tag with a mobile tracking app for miners in Sierra Leone. While Gemfair may be useful, more needs to be done to ensure safety.
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:29:00 GMT

Senegal clamps down on protests over plan to amend electoral law
Senegal's plan to amend its electoral law ahead of presidential elections in 2019 has sparked a series of protests. Human rights campaigners say the government's response is a cause for concern.
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:46:00 GMT

Zimbabwean rights groups outraged over sacking of nurses
Zimbabwe’s vice president this week ordered the sacking of 16,000 nurses who had gone on strike. The nurses and rights groups have condemned the move and are calling for better conditions in the country's hospitals.
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:25:00 GMT

Zimbabwe marks 'new independence,' minus Mugabe
In Zimbabwe, the words Independence Day had a special ring this Wednesday as the people of the southern African country marked 38 years of freedom from Britain, this time without former president Robert Mugabe. 
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:35:00 GMT

Malians want stability and security, former minister says
An old conflict is brewing in central Mali. Pastoralists and farmers are clashing, residents have been killed and thousands more have fled. DW spoke to Zahabi Ould Sidi Mohamed, a former minister of reconciliation.
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:48:00 GMT

600,000 people in South Sudan said to be at risk from contaminated drinking water
The German development organization "Sign of Hope" accuses Malaysian oil giant Petronas of poisoning the drinking water of thousands of people in South Sudan. Environmental activists warn of serious consequences.
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:46:00 GMT

A history of Africa-Israel relations
As Israel turns 70, DW takes a look at the ups and downs of its relationship to African countries over the past decades. More recently, the Israeli government has shown renewed interest in the continent.
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:57:00 GMT

Tax hikes for secondhand cars in Uganda
Secondhand vehicles are an affordable option for many potential car buyers. Uganda’s government, however, wants to stop old cars from entering the country, saying they’re not safe and pollute the environment.
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:16:00 GMT

Tanzania: Freedom of expression 'deteriorating' under Magufuli
Tanzania's new law regulating online content is continuing to generate protest. Critics say President Magufuli is deliberately targeting freedom of expression.
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:49:00 GMT

Liberia: Hostile environment puts journalists at risk
A local reporter dead, a BBC correspondent fleeing the country and a six-figure lawsuit against a government-critical paper — journalists in Liberia fear an atmosphere of intimidation.
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:08:00 GMT

Kenyan electoral officials resign amid commission crisis
Three Kenyan commissioners have resigned, citing "arbitrary decision making" by the electoral body's leadership. The electoral commission has been plagued by issues since a botched presidential election in 2017.
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:35:00 GMT

Gunmen kidnap German in Nigeria
The German national was working at a construction site in northern Nigeria. Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria.
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:20:00 GMT

Togo: Protests break out despite ban
After a break of more than a month, opponents of the regime in Togo called once more for demonstrations over the weekend. Mediation attempts appear on the verge of failure. Adrian Kriesch reports from Lomé.
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:40:00 GMT

Ghana asks mosques to turn down the noise and use WhatsApp for call to prayer
Urban Africans contend with a great deal of noise day in and out. In a bid to curb noise pollution, authorities in Ghana want Muslims to use WhatsApp rather than loudspeakers for the call to prayer.
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2018 10:40:00 GMT