Uganda: Police ban rallies for pop star politician Bobi Wine
Popular politician Bobi Wine was met with a police escort and treason charges when he returned to Uganda. He was in the US for treatment of injuries he said were sustained while tortured by security forces.
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 05:05:00 GMT


Chinese gangs fuel illegal South Africa abalone trade: report
Chinese crime syndicates working with local South African gangs have caused stocks of abalone to be depleted at a record rate. Illegal trade in the marine mollusks extends across sub-Saharan Africa.
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:33:00 GMT


DRC: Who is running for the presidency?
The DR Congo plans to go to the polls in just a few months. The opposition needs a consensus candidate if it wants to have a chance at the presidency, experts say. This looks highly unlikely.
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:09:00 GMT


Congo: On the campaign trail in an African war zone
The Democratic Republic of Congo will hold elections in December. Campaigning in the country's war-torn eastern region is particularly perilous, but that hasn't stopped one candidate from hitting the trail — on foot.
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 20:28:00 GMT


Kenya: Doctors deny wrongdoing after dead babies stuffed in boxes, plastic bags
The dead babies were discovered when Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko made a surprise visit to a maternity hospital. Health officials say the babies were stored in boxes because the hospital does not have a mortuary.
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:59:00 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, 18 Sep 2018 13:59:00 GMT


Opinion: South Sudan's new peace deal — will it hold?
The most recent peace agreement finally offers hope for a formal and final end to the multi-year conflict in South Sudan, says DW's Waakhe Simon Wudu.
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:08:00 GMT


Nigerian Pentecostal megachurches a booming business
Pentecostal churches are wildly popular in Nigeria — and increasingly rich, as they run thriving businesses empires on the side. Critics say they exploit people's faith.
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:56:00 GMT


Rwanda: Opposition leader demands release of jailed political opponents
Rwanda's opposition leader, Victoire Ingabire, has urged authorities to release political prisoners and open up political space for competitive politics.
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:23:00 GMT


Angela Merkel praises Algerian efforts to repatriate rejected asylum-seekers
Germany's Angela Merkel has praised Algeria for its "constructive cooperation" in repatriating rejected asylum-seekers. Merkel's Algeria visit comes ahead of an EU leaders' summit, where migration is certain to dominate.
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:09:00 GMT


Ethiopia: Thousands protest ethnic-based violence
The Ethiopian government has denounced overnight ethnic-based violence on the outskirts of the capital. Thousands of Ethiopians took to the streets to demonstrate on Monday.
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:04:00 GMT


Merkel in Algeria: Migration likely to influence trade talks
Chancellor Merkel is headed for Algeria to find ways to boost trade with the Mediterranean nation. But the complicated issue of migration will loom over her talks as Berlin looks for ways to stem irregular migration.
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2018 01:31:00 GMT


Zimbabwe struggles to contain cholera outbreak
The capital Harare has been inundated by the outbreak, with more than 3,000 cases reported. NGOs have accused the government of spending state cash on luxury items instead of providing basic healthcare.
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2018 23:55:00 GMT


EU investment in Africa: Europe racing to catch up
The EU plans to invest more in Africa and wants to intensify trade relations. Since the refugee crisis, Europe has been courting African governments and banking on increased cooperation.
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2018 13:41:00 GMT


Rwanda releases 2,000 prisoners, including opposition leader Victoire Ingabire
In a surprise move, 2,140 prisoners including opposition leader Victoire Ingabire and musician Kizito Mihigo, have been released from jail. The motive for the move remains unclear.
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2018 10:21:00 GMT


Violence ahead of the return of Ethiopia's Oromo Liberation Front sparks concern
Ethiopia’s reformist PM Abiy Ahmed has called for calm in the wake of clashes between rival groups on the streets of Addis Ababa, ahead of the weekend return of the exiled Oromo Liberation Front leadership.
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 16:31:00 GMT


The IMF comeback in Africa
The International Monetary Fund has made a comeback in Africa. Experts say the organization that provides financial assistance to its members has learned from its mistakes, but it still cannot solve actual problems.
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:11:00 GMT


Young Ghanaians inspired by Kofi Annan
The state funeral of former UN chief Kofi Annan drew world leaders and royalty to his native Ghana, where young people especially are inspired by the distinguished diplomat who put their country on the world map.
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 12:43:00 GMT


'Oldest known drawing' a hashtag found in South Africa
The sketch was drawn on a tiny piece of rock some 73,000 years ago by hunter-gatherers in South Africa. The abstract design has a vague resemblance to a popular symbol of the internet age — the hashtag.
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:40:00 GMT


South Sudan president, rebel leader sign ceasefire
After months of back and forth, President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have inked a final peace deal. Western ceasefire brokers remain skeptical that the pair can stick to a ceasefire agreement.
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 19:27:00 GMT


UN's Andrew Gilmour reports a global backlash against human rights defenders
In an interview with DW, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour talks about the findings of the UN secretary general's 2018 report on reprisals against human rights defenders worldwide.
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 18:12:00 GMT


Zimbabwe bans public gatherings as cholera escalates
At least 21 people have died in and around the capital, Harare, and hundreds more have fallen ill. The ban comes ahead of a planned rally led by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa.
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:44:00 GMT


Fulani herders endure stigma and frustration in Nigeria
The mockery of pastoralist Fulani over their enthusiasm for cows has made way for the slurs of "terrorists" and "militia" as disputes with others in West Africa lead to bloodshed. In Nigeria they face other problems too.
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:04:00 GMT


Politics interfering with trade in East African Community
The deal to improve trade within the six-member East African bloc is being thwarted by bilateral political disputes, traders and analysts say.
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 09:24:00 GMT