Ex-Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo acquitted of war crimes
An Ivorian court has cleared former first lady Simone Gbagbo of crimes against humanity and war crimes. The charges stem from post-election violence in 2010 and 2011.
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:22:00 GMT


Bodies of missing UN officials in DR Congo reported found
The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed that two kidnapped UN experts have been killed. One of the victims had been decapitated.
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:18:00 GMT


Speaking out: African women in Germany
Overcoming barriers is part of every immigrant's struggle. African women living in Germany have been sharing their experiences in a meeting intended to boost morale and better equip them to deal with life here.
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:01:00 GMT


Pulse: Taking the pulse of youth culture
Twenty jam-packed minutes of fun, mind-stimulating information and music. Listen to Pulse every Wednesday as audio on demand.
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:00:00 GMT


Denis Goldberg: Ahmed Kathrada 'never gave up'
Denis Goldberg was sentenced to prison in South Africa in 1964, together with Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada who died on Tuesday. He remembers Kathrada as a fighter against tyranny "before, during and after prison."
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:43:00 GMT


Nigeria's army ramps up military presence in Sambisa Forest
Nigeria has kicked off a shooting competition in Sambisa Forest, the former Boko Haram stronghold led by Abubakar Shekau. In the past weeks, Boko Haram has stepped up raids in nearby towns and villages.
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:31:00 GMT


Six aid workers ambushed in South Sudan
The ambush on government-controlled territory was the deadliest attack on aid workers since South Sudan's civil war began in 2013. The conflict has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced over three million.
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:07:00 GMT


Brexit as an opportunity for Africa?
As British Prime Minister Theresa May triggers formal Brexit talks, African nations are gearing up for negotiations of their own. But it's not all doom and gloom since Brexit could work in Africa's favor.
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:10:00 GMT


Gao between fear and hope
A unity conference began in Mali’s capital, Bamako, to kick-start reconciliation as mandated by a peace accord signed in 2015. It's a step towards stabilizing the whole country. But what do Malians in the north hope for?
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:34:00 GMT


HRW urges Jordan to arrest or deny entry to Sudan's Bashir
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted for war crimes, will reportedly attend a summit in Jordan. Human Rights Watch has urged Jordan to arrest him or deny him entry.
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:29:00 GMT


Scores of policemen killed in Democratic Republic of Congo
Forty-two police officers have been decapitated by a Congolese militia group after the officers' vehicles were ambushed. The country's Kasai region has seen seven months of severe violence amid local power struggles.
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:03:00 GMT


US to end operations against Lord's Resistance Army in Africa
A top US military commander has said the LRA has been reduced to "irrelevance" after years of joint military operations have killed most of its forces. Its leader, Joseph Kony, is still on the run.
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:34:00 GMT


Fresh drive to rid western Africa of polio
Polio eradication teams are preparing to vaccinate 116 million children in western and central African nations, especially Nigeria. The virus, which can paralyze victims, was stamped out in India in 2014.
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:24:00 GMT


ICC orders damages for victims of Congolese warlord
Germain Katanga was a Congolese warlord who ordered a brutal attack on a village in Ituri province in 2003. 297 surviving victims have now been awarded collective and individual damages by the ICC.
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:33:00 GMT


ICRC: 'time to ring alarm bell on mass starvation in Africa'
The world has got only four months to save millions of people in Yemen and Somalia from starvation, the International Committee of the Red Cross says. The ICRC's Ewan Watson tells DW it is time to ring the alarm bell.
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:09:00 GMT


Protesters call for Zimbabwe Election Commission to be disbanded
Opposition leaders and activists marched in Harare to demand UN assistance for the 2018 election, accusing officials of collusion with President Robert Mugabe.
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:00:00 GMT


Le Pen visit to Chad causes outcry
The French far-right presidential candidate has positioned herself as a champion of African sovereignty. But her visit to the French military base in N'Djamena was condemned by some local politicians.
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:59:00 GMT


Anglophone versus Francophone tension continues in Cameroon
English-speaking Cameroon remains in upheaval as regional leaders are set to go on trial on Thursday accused of calling for secession. But why is President Paul Biya so afraid of granting more autonomy to Anglophones?
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:51:00 GMT


Killing Me Softly - Ep 06: Who should I Turn to?
Dr Dundu suggests a promising therapy for Imbachi's lead poisoning. Will he treat him even though Aida isn’t able to pay for it?
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:39:00 GMT


Aid still ‘responds to rather than prevents’ food crises in Africa
Africa is facing a severe food crisis affecting up to 60 million people. Christina Bennet, an international aid analyst, says the current aid system is not working and the focus needs to move from response to prevention.
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:30:00 GMT


Nigeria moves to stop illegal emigration
Nigeria's government is worried about clandestine migration. Unlike in Europe, the issue is not people coming in, but Nigerians leaving the country. New rules are being enacted to solve the problem.
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:23:00 GMT


Namibia deliberates suing Germany over reparations
Pressure is growing for Germany to compensate victims of a genocide in colonial-era Namibia. The government in Windhoek wants to sue Berlin but both sides are still set on continuing with ongoing negotiations.
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:01:00 GMT


Freak accident at Ghana waterfall kills several students
At least 18 people - mostly students- have died after a large tree fell into a pool at Ghana's Kintampo Waterfall. The unusual accident occurred right after a rainstorm in the region.
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:59:00 GMT


Africa's new sovereign debt crisis
Mozambique is the first major African nation in recent times to become unable to meet obligations to international creditors. A decade after the last major debt write-down, African states are again in difficulties.
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:32:00 GMT