Two backpackers killed in Morocco, suspect arrested
The women were found with their necks slashed near a popular hiking destination. The murders cast a dark shadow over Morocco's vital tourism industry.
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 01:33:00 GMT

Jean-Claude Juncker: Africa's future will shape Europe's
Africa's future will shape Europe's destiny, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has told a joint investment forum in Vienna. Austria's Sebastian Kurz urged Europe to take on China's head-start in Africa.
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:06:00 GMT

Nigerians divided as military calls for ban on Amnesty International
Nigerians living in the north have expressed mixed views after the military recommended a ban on Amnesty International after the human rights group reported thousands killed in inter-ethnic conflict.
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:16:00 GMT

Crime Fighters: It Takes a Village
The teenage sisters Hope and Jane seem to be living an ordinary life in a small African town with their mother. But they have a secret which is weighing heavily on them.
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:57:00 GMT

US airstrikes hit al-Shabab rebels in Somalia, killing 62
The US says it has struck al-Shabab rebels in the Gandarshe area of Somalia with airstrikes. It launched six attacks and according to a statement released by AFRICOM, at least 62 militants were killed.
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:26:00 GMT

Kenya's police, military harass environmental activists, report finds
Kenya's police and military are intimidating activists protesting a giant infrastructure project in the coastal region around Lamu. The report by two human rights groups documents threats, beatings and arbitrary arrests.
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:11:00 GMT

Living in the dark in rural Nigeria
The lack of electricity is pervasive in rural Nigeria, where 90 million people live entirely off the grid. DW's Zaharaddeen Umar asked people in one village in far northern Katsina State how they get by in the dark.
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2018 16:54:00 GMT

Germany urged to own up to colonial past, increase awareness
Germany must put 'maximum' research into colonial-era artifacts and trace their origins, insist two deputy ministers. Museum directors recently issued study guidelines, saying 'large gaps' in public awareness remain.
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2018 12:01:00 GMT

Young Ghanaians want to end clan intermarriage ban
For centuries, members of the Bimoba people in Ghana have been forbidden from marrying within their own clans. Today, young people are trying to disengage from this rule.
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2018 09:52:00 GMT

Nigerian army lifts ban of UNICEF after spy accusations
Nigeria's army has revoked a ban on UNICEF imposed after claiming it held workshops to train spies for Boko Haram. The group's Islamist insurgency has killed over 27,000 people since 2009 and left 1.8 million homeless.
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2018 03:33:00 GMT

US, China plus Russia in Africa: Will it mean a 'best deal' for Africans?
The US has a new strategy for Africa to counter China and Russia. Rather than roll their eyes at the new scramble for the continent, Africans should see it as a chance to get the best deal for themselves, analysts say.
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:03:00 GMT

Re:publica digital conference premieres in Africa
One of Europe's most important events on digitalization has moved to Africa this year. Digital activists, politicians, entrepreneurs and scientists are meeting in Accra, Ghana.
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:46:00 GMT

UN's former envoy to Somalia is upbeat about its future
As Somalia welcomed the leader of neighboring Eritrea amid a warming of ties in the Horn of Africa, DW's Daniel Pelz spoke to former UN envoy to Somalia, Michael Keating, about the outlook for the war-torn nation.
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:26:00 GMT

Finance for Africa is a key challenge in global climate change fight, says COP24 president
As the world maps its progress in the battle on climate change, DW's Andrew Wasike asks Michal Kurtyka, head of the executive body of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP24, about the talks in Katowice.
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:38:00 GMT

DR Congo fire destroys voting machines ahead of poll
A warehouse blaze in the Democratic Republic of Congo has destroyed thousands of voting machines and ballot boxes, just ahead of a crucial presidential election. The vote, however, is still slated to go ahead.
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:04:00 GMT

Central African Republic militia leader arrested in France for war crimes
The ICC had issued the arrest warrant of Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona for war crimes. He is the suspected leader of a militia accused of carrying out attacks on the Central African Republic's Muslim population.
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:18:00 GMT

Libyan women lose hope in the revolution
The civil war that brought down Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi allowed the country's women to carve out niches for themselves in public life. Now they are being squeezed out and even killed.
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:43:00 GMT

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
The government of Mozambique has discovered thousands of fictitious workers on the government payroll, costing the state at least $250 million. The news is the latest in a series of financial scandals in the country.
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