Cyclone Kenneth hits Mozambique after battering Comoros
A new deadly storm hit northern Mozambique more than a month after Cyclone Idai ravaged the country. Homes were destroyed and power lines cut in the city of Pemba, with UN officials warning of "massive flooding."
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 11:22:00 GMT


Massive crowds at Sudan's defense ministry demand civilian rule
Hundreds of thousands of Sudanese citizens have responded to calls for a million-strong march. Organizers seek to force military leaders to hand over power to a civilian government.
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 19:29:00 GMT


Malohiya — the unknown smuggler from Niger
Abdallah Hidou, better known as Malohiya, is awaiting trial on charges of trafficking migrants to Italy from Niger. His arrest was the result of a joint African and European police investigation.
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:53:00 GMT


South Africa: Dozens killed in devastating floods
More than 1,000 people in South Africa have had to leave their homes after heavy rains and flooding caused buildings to collapse and toppled electric wires. The weather service has warned that more rain is on the way.
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:49:00 GMT


Three members of Sudan's military council resign ahead of major protest
The resignations came after the military council and protest leaders held talks ahead of planned rallies on Thursday. The military council said it reached agreement on "most demands" from opposition leaders.
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 23:30:00 GMT


Rwandan genocide: A humble hero
Rwanda holds Damas Gisimba in high honor for saving over 400 people in the 1994 genocide. The man who displayed such unusual resilience and bravery at a time of the mass slaughter of Tutsis spoke to DW in Kigali.
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:44:00 GMT


Mali names new prime minister after ethnic massacre
Mali's president has appointed a new prime minister, after the country's government resigned. Boubou Cisse, who had been serving as finance minster, is now charged with easing growing unrest.
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:58:00 GMT


Africa begins world's biggest anti-malaria vaccine campaign
Hundreds of thousands of children are to receive a groundbreaking vaccine against the mosquito-born disease in three African countries. It's hoped the campaign will save many lives, but there are some drawbacks.
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:02:00 GMT


The Sudanese military: A pawn of the Saudis?
Saudi Arabia has shown support for the transitional military government in Sudan since the ousting of the country's longtime president. Observers suggest the Saudis are increasing their influence over Khartoum. But why?
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:42:00 GMT


Sudan tensions escalate after talks break down
Sudan's ruling military council is calling for protesters' roadblocks to be removed. Protest leaders are demanding a transfer of power to a civilian administration.
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:15:00 GMT


Uganda's Bobi Wine detained ahead of concert
Bobi Wine accused authorities of breaking into his car and cracking down on his supporters. The popular singer and politician has been in the crosshairs of authorities for his activism against President Yoweri Museveni.
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 13:06:00 GMT


Morocco: Thousands call for release of jailed activists
Huge crowds have rallied in the Moroccan capital to demand the release of activists who staged mass anti-poverty demonstrations in 2016. One campaigner's father said he feared his son would die in prison.
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 02:34:00 GMT


Sudan protesters suspend talks with military leadership
The military seized power earlier this month from President Omar al-Bashir. Protesters campaigning for a return to civilian rule have called off talks with the interim leaders, urging supporters to step up their rallies.
Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 20:08:00 GMT


Mozambique after Cyclone Idai: 'Some people have not eaten in weeks'
The UN has described Cyclone Idai as one of the deadliest storms on record in the Southern Hemisphere. More than 1,000 have died, and millions are still fighting for survival. DW spoke with aid worker Ninja Taprogge.
Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 17:18:00 GMT


Mali soldiers killed in suspected jihadist attack
Government soldiers were said to have been taken by surprise, coming under heavy gunfire. The attack comes as the country’s president searches for a new prime minister in the wake of a complete Cabinet resignation.
Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 12:20:00 GMT


DR Congo: Rebels attack Ebola hospital in North Kivu
Militiamen in the DRC's North Kivu province attacked another hospital in their most recent assault on organizations fighting Ebola. The city of Butembo in North Kivu province is at the center of the current epidemic.
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2019 16:45:00 GMT


Liberian president works from home due to snakes
Two black snakes were seen slithering in the president's office building, forcing him to work from home during fumigation efforts. The presidential mansion burned down in 2006.
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 22:08:00 GMT


Africa's problem with tax avoidance
Every year African countries lose at least $50 million in taxes — more than the amount of foreign development aid. So where is it all going and how can multinational companies be held to account?
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:42:00 GMT


Church roof collapse kills 13 in South Africa
Heavy storms caused a church roof to collapse near Durban, killing 13 and injuring 16 others. Some had been staying at the church overnight when the incident happened.
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:22:00 GMT


Death toll in Libya fighting continues to rise: UN
The UN's health says at least 213 people have now died in two weeks of fighting near the Libyan capital, Tripoli. The WHO has called on warring parties to avoid civilian deaths.
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:17:00 GMT


Mali prime minister resigns after Ogossagou massacre
Amid tribal violence and protests in Mali, Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga resigned alongside his entire cabinet. The public was enraged by a massacre of some 160 Fulani herders by members of a rival community.
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 01:51:00 GMT


France rejects Libya's 'unfounded' claim it supports militia leader Khalifa Haftar
Libya has halted its security cooperation with France after accusing Paris of supporting military strongman Khalifa Haftar. France has denied the claims, insisting it wants a political solution in Libya.
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 22:56:00 GMT


Sudan protests: Female force in action
Alaa Salah became the symbol of the protests in Sudan, standing for all the women who have been driving the movement forward. Could this demonstration of female force trigger an African Spring?
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:26:00 GMT


Anger in Gambia as the extent of Jammeh-era corruption and brutality surfaces
The extent of corruption and brutality during The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh-era is starting to surface via a truth and reconciliation commission set up by an administration recycled from that of the long-term president.
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:58:00 GMT