Fresh German assistance for Ghana
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier signed a multi-million dollar partnership with Ghana on his first trip to Africa since taking office. Germany hopes the accord might help curb migration to Europe.
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:41:00 GMT


AU warns of returning 'ISIS' jihadists
The African Union has said up to 6,000 Africans who fought for the so-called Islamic State jihadist group in Iraq and Syria could return home. DW spoke to security analyst Ryan Cummings on the implications.
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:22:00 GMT


Political instability fuels rebels in the DR Congo conflict, analyst says
The bodies of Tanzanian UN peacekeepers killed last week in DRC have been returned home as investigations continue into the deadly attack – and who is to blame.
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:07:00 GMT


Africa: Cliches abound in appeal for donations
Wide-eyed children, women using primitive tools, arid fields — when appealing for donations, aid organizations deploy the very cliches they often criticize. Some are starting to rethink their approach.
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:54:00 GMT


Quest to extradite Ethiopia's dictator Mengistu as Mugabe departs
Zimbabwe's ex-President Robert Mugabe gave refuge to Col. Mengistu Haile Mariam, convicted of genocide in Ethiopia. Mugabe's departure has raised hopes that Haile Mariam could be extradited, but this is all uncertain.
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:02:00 GMT


Africa's football marred by politics
Africa has many good footballers, but because of the key role played by politics, national teams are performing way below their potential. Lack of trust among stakeholders has hampered progress, said coach Volker Finke.
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2017 14:23:00 GMT


Rebels attack UN peacekeepers in DRC, with more than a dozen dead and scores wounded
Rebels in eastern DRC have carried out one of the deadliest attacks against UN forces in recent years. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called it "a war crime."
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2017 17:43:00 GMT


Mali: Open for business and wooing investors
Mali has a difficult international image: it still struggles to control the country’s north and the investment climate is often deemed unfriendly. Will a forum change all that?
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2017 17:02:00 GMT


UN migration agency urges Facebook to combat human traffickers
Smugglers are reportedly using social media to lure potential victims to Libya, where they face torture and slavery. The UN's migration agency has urged the likes of Facebook to monitor its content and protect migrants.
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2017 16:16:00 GMT


Merkel demands better access to Libyan refugee camps
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with the head of Libya's internationally recognized government, Fayez al-Sarraj. She said "there is still a lot to do" to improve migrant conditions in the country.
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2017 19:55:00 GMT


Antenatal care in Uganda – not a women’s only affair
Couples first. That’s the policy that clinics in Uganda have adopted to encourage fathers to accompany expectant mothers for their check-ups. Women who turn up alone often find themselves at the back of the queue.
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2017 17:05:00 GMT


Sierra Leone: Flood survivors stuck in temporary shelters
It's been over three months since flash floods and a mudslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone, left 1,141 dead or reported missing. Of the 6,000 persons affected, many continue to live in temporary shelters.
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2017 14:29:00 GMT


How is Ghana's president Akufo-Addo faring one year after his election win?
One year ago, many people in Ghana celebrated the victory of opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo. He promised to build more factories, improve education and stamp out corruption. What has he achieved so far?
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2017 17:09:00 GMT


What are Africa's chances for the 2018 World Cup?
No African soccer team has ever reached the World Cup semi-finals. For the 2018 tournament in Russia, five strong teams could change that. But it's not going to be an easy feat.
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2017 14:14:00 GMT


Cameroonians flee government troops in English-speaking regions
People fleeing villages in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon accuse government troops of killings, rape and harassment. Thousands are on the run after President Paul Biya declared war on secessionists.
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2017 17:03:00 GMT


Ethnic violence in Ethiopia leaves deep wounds
Ethiopia has experienced one of its worst population displacements due to violence in recent times. Now stuck in camps, displaced Ethiopians are trying to come to terms with what their future may hold.
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2017 13:12:00 GMT


Sierra Leone 'Peace Diamond' undersells for over $6 million at auction
A Christian pastor had given away the more than 709-carat diamond so the government could fund local development projects. Officials hope its sale will also help combat illicit smuggling in the modern industry.
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2017 00:29:00 GMT


Nairobi conference to 'beat pollution before it beats us'
Kenya and Rwanda are seen by the UN as exemplary in the fight against a deadly menace: pollution. An international meeting in Nairobi is trying to come up with a global strategy to protect humankind.
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2017 15:08:00 GMT


Zimbabwean cabinet sworn in amid criticism
Zimbabwe has a brand new cabinet. But the process did not go smoothly: public outcry forced the president to drop appointees at the last minute.
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2017 11:32:00 GMT


#The77percent - a platform for Africa's majority
DW kicks off its "The 77 percent" project to give young Africans under 35 a platform to share their voices.
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2017 10:28:00 GMT


Africa's future depends on education
The population of Africa is expected to quadruple in the next 80 years. Young people need prospects for the future – and quality education.
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2017 10:21:00 GMT


Africa's youth: A ticking time bomb?
About 77 percent of Africa's population is younger than 35. Frustration grows as many feel they are losing out on economic opportunities and participation. DW kicks off "The 77 percent" to give them a platform.
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2017 10:14:00 GMT


Tanzania grapples with non-communicable diseases
Many Tanzanians continue to succumb to non-communicable diseases every year. Despite several health campaigns, the majority get to know their health status when it's too late to save them, writes Anaclet Rwegayura.
Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2017 15:01:00 GMT


The Migration Dilemma: 'We were treated like animals'
Thousands of African migrants trying to get to Europe end up trapped in Libya. Often they endure abuse, and some are even sold into slavery. DW's Migration Dilemma series looks at why people risk the journey.
Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2017 11:23:00 GMT