Ethiopia launches new initiative to employ disaffected youth
For the last two decades, the Ethiopian government has been trumping the country's economic successes , which earned it the title the "African Tiger." However the youth appear to have been left behind.
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:00:00 GMT


S.Sudan: Kiir vows 'unimpeded' aid to famine victims
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has announced a national dialogue initiative in a move to unite the people of South Sudan and to alleviate famine and hunger due to the ongoing drought.
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:54:00 GMT


A 'real investigation' into DRC violence is needed
A number of killings have taken place recently in the DR Congo (DRC), including one allegedly perpetrated by military personnel. Nick Elebe says that it is necessary to have a real response to real issues.
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:03:00 GMT


Dozens of bodies wash up on Libyan beach
At least 74 migrants drowned in recent days off the coast of Libya, the Red Crescent has said. A sharp spike in migrant deaths in the Mediterranean showed no sign of abating despite EU efforts to stem the flow of people.
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT


A home for rescued chimps
Poaching and disappearing habitat are threatening chimpanzees with extinction. But a sanctuary in Zambia is giving orphaned and injured chimps a second chance at life.
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:45:00 GMT


Mugabe celebrates 93rd birthday, praises Trump
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe turns 93 today and on Saturday a lavish party to celebrate his birthday is expected to cost more than $2 million (1.88 million euros). 
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:03:00 GMT


Tanzania fights illicit drugs, but at what expense?
Tanzania continues to fight against illicit drugs. A recently-released list of "drug pushers," including the names of politicians and artistes, has raised questions about the role of the government in such a crackdown.
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:23:00 GMT


Hundreds of migrants rush Spanish border in Ceuta, northern Africa
The latest attempt on the 6-meter high border fence came after Moroccan officials warned that the EU could prompt more people to try to cross the border unless it offered concessions in a trade dispute.
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:19:00 GMT


Merkel's Algeria visit called off as Bouteflika falls ill
Chancellor Merkel's visit to Algeria has been called off because President Bouteflika is too sick to meet. The two-day trip was part of an effort to stem migration from North Africa in an election year in Germany.
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:50:00 GMT


The Algerian dream of traveling to Europe
Berlin is under pressure to deport refugees from so-called "safe countries of origin" back to their homelands. But a country like Algeria has other challenges to overcome before it takes back its people.
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:29:00 GMT


Burundian refugees in Uganda too scared to go home
Burundi is campaigning for the return of its refugees from Ugandan camps. The government is afraid that opposition groups may be forming while in exile. But Burundi’s refugees are not about to return voluntarily.
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:10:00 GMT


Famine declared in parts of South Sudan as 100,000 face starvation
The South Sudanese government and the UN say a famine caused by conflict and economic crisis has hit two counties. Aid agencies said the official famine declaration meant people had already started dying of hunger.
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:28:00 GMT


Solar panels make Morocco’s mosques a model for green energy
Renewable energy is becoming increasingly viable worldwide. But how can governments spread the message to the public? In Morocco, the authorities have been looking to religion for the answer.
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:19:00 GMT


Deadly Somalia blast hits Mogadishu marketplace
A bomb blast at a busy market in the west of the Somalian capital has killed more than a dozen people. The explosion is thought to have been caused by a car bomb.
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:10:00 GMT


Militiamen kill 25 civilians in ethnic attack in DR Congo
An estimated 25 people, mostly Hutus, have been hacked to death with machetes by militiamen from the Nande ethnic group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. They were reportedly beheaded by the attackers.
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:05:00 GMT


Two top South Sudanese army officials resign
A brigadier general and a colonel have resigned from the South Sundanese armed forces. Both have accused President Salva Kiir's government of corruption and protecting soldiers from his ethnic group.
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:37:00 GMT


Tanzania threatens to publish 'gay list'
Tanzania announced plans on Saturday to publish a list of gay people allegedly selling sex online. This comes just days after the government shut down dozens of AIDS clinics accused of promoting homosexuality.
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:33:00 GMT


Gambia's new President Barrow sworn in, for second time
Thousands watched as President Adama Barrow's public swearing-in ceremony was held in the city of Bakau. The occasion ends a monthslong political crisis after the country's longtime leader refused to step down.
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:54:00 GMT


Is German development aid policy out of date and out of touch?
Is German development aid policy fit for the 21st century? Politicians from Africa and Germany have been discussing controversial changes to the traditional donor-recipient model.
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:21:00 GMT


Hundreds of migrants storm Spain's Ceuta, clashing with police
Spanish authorities said 11 guards in a territory in North Africa were injured when some 500 people forced their way through a border fence. The rush came as Morocco threatened it could let more migrants through.
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:48:00 GMT


Opinion: AU goal of silencing guns by 2020 ‘unrealistic’
African Union member states have voiced their determination to silence the guns that are halting development in Africa. But the timeframe set for the task seems unrealistic, says analyst Anaclet Rwegayura.
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:55:00 GMT


The massive task of rebuilding The Gambia
Adama Barrow is going to be officially sworn in as The Gambia's new president on Saturday. The challenges awaiting Yahya Jammeh's successor include restoring an ailing economy and cementing democratic governance.
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:50:00 GMT


Zuma returns to parliament a week after chaotic address
Just a week after fights broke out in parliament during South African President Jacob Zuma's national address, the leader returned to present his policies.
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:38:00 GMT


Through the lens
Stolen penguins and newly discovered sharks are just a few of the environmental events that made headlines this week. Join us as we take a look through these green stories.
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:52:00 GMT