German-West African consortium combats devastating effects of climate change
Germany is sponsoring the work of a West African research consortium to tackle land use affected by climate change. The devastating impact of drought has impacted the livelihoods of farmers.
Date: Tue, 23 May 2017 14:40:00 GMT
Sub-Saharan Africans trade Europe for Morocco
Morocco is a transit country for many sub-Saharan Africans on their way to Europe. But some now prefer not to risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea, opting instead for a new life in Morocco itself.
Date: Tue, 23 May 2017 12:19:00 GMT
Drought crisis in the Horn of Africa
The humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa is worsening as millions of people face hunger and illness. Aid organizations are struggling to stabilize the situation.
Date: Tue, 23 May 2017 11:26:00 GMT
Citizen science fights air pollution
Is it OK to jog without a mask? Should you leave the car at home today? A citizen-led initiative in Germany is trying to answer those questions in real time with its network of pollution sensors.
Date: Tue, 23 May 2017 08:10:00 GMT
A green way to travel in Morocco
Morocco wants to be ahead of the pack with its ambitious climate and green mobility plan. In some of the country's major cities, sustainable transport is already an everyday reality.
Date: Tue, 23 May 2017 08:09:00 GMT
Gambian authorities seize ex-president Jammeh's bank accounts
Gambia's justice minister has claimed that former leader Yahya Jammeh stole around $50 million from state coffers via a state telecoms company. Jammeh was forced to step down in January after 22 years in power.
Date: Mon, 22 May 2017 23:54:00 GMT
DW correspondent released from Congolese jail
Antediteste Niragira has been freed by authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, five days after he was detained. The journalist had been covering the refugee crisis on the DRC-Burundi border.
Date: Mon, 22 May 2017 21:57:00 GMT
African Economic Outlook 2017: Spotlight shines on entrepreneurs
The report shows a steady improvement for quality of life on the continent, but experts say countries need to pay more attention to the potential of entrepreneurs in order to reap the economic benefits.
Date: Mon, 22 May 2017 15:08:00 GMT
Ghanaian mothers demand longer maternity leave
The law currently offers new mothers just three months maternity leave. But local health organizations are beginning to highlight the benefits of more time off, despite protests from employers.
Date: Mon, 22 May 2017 12:31:00 GMT
Preachers of prosperity: faith as business
Five centuries ago, Martin Luther reformed the Christian church to prevent the marketing of religion. But in Africa, the debate over blending God and money is a very timely one.
Date: Mon, 22 May 2017 12:31:00 GMT
Libya must release refugees held in detention centers, says UNHCR chief
Thousands of people fleeing conflict and persecution have been detained by Libyan authorities. The UN refugee agency's chief has called for them to be freed as the agency boosts its presence in the North African country.
Date: Sun, 21 May 2017 19:26:00 GMT
Tears of joy as Chibok girls reunite with their parents
Two weeks ago, 82 of the girls abducted by the terror group Boko Haram, were set free. This weekend they were finally reunited with their parents. DW’s Adrian Kriesch was there to witness the event.
Date: Sun, 21 May 2017 16:43:00 GMT
Deutsche Welle calls for release of arrested correspondent in DR Congo
DW is calling for the immediate release of Antediteste Niragira, who was arrested by DRC intelligence agents as a spy. A lawyer has ascertained that Niragira is in good physical health.
Date: Sun, 21 May 2017 11:00:00 GMT
South African rally protests violence against women and children
Protesters, most of them men, have marched through the streets of South Africa's capital to protest violence against women. Individual cases have attracted international attention.
Date: Sun, 21 May 2017 04:25:00 GMT
Freed Chibok schoolgirls reunited with their families
Dozens of young women who were kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists have been reunited with relatives in Nigeria's capital. Authorities had taken the 82 freed Chibok girls to Abuja after their release earlier this month.
Date: Sat, 20 May 2017 16:43:00 GMT
NGO blames water pollution in S.Sudan on oil company
Drinking water around an oil-producing area in South Sudan is heavily polluted. A German NGO puts the blame on Malaysian oil company Petronas. It has also become a subject of embarrassment for carmaker Daimler.
Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 15:12:00 GMT
INDABA 2017 showcases the best of African tourism
The annual tourism exhibtion plays host to more than 20 African countries seeking to endorse the natural beauty and culture they have to offer international visitors.
Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 13:46:00 GMT
Gay activists take Ugandan government to court for blocking registration
A group of gay rights activists in Uganda have taken a government agency to court for refusing to register their organization. Homosexuality is illegal in the country, and violence against sexual minorities is rife.
Date: Thu, 18 May 2017 16:56:00 GMT
Opinion: Migrant money transfers or development aid?
For many countries in Africa, money transfers from citizens living abroad are an extremely important source of income - sometimes even more so than development aid. But there are drawbacks, says DW's Ludger Schadomsky.
Date: Thu, 18 May 2017 13:40:00 GMT
Maasai protect Kenyan elephants
Human encroachment is endangering grazing elephants at home in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. But neighboring Maasai and safari tour operators are teaming up to protect the animals.
Date: Thu, 18 May 2017 13:15:00 GMT
Egbe meets Chinma George
Nneota Egbe meets Chinma George, one of Nigeria's most outspoken climate activists, to talk about how West African countries can best adapt to climate change.
Date: Thu, 18 May 2017 12:42:00 GMT
Congo militia storms prison, frees self-styled prophet leader
Gunmen tied to a Christian sect have attacked a DRC prison, freeing their guru and dozens of prisoners. Some reports suggest hundreds or thousands of prisoners may have fled.
Date: Wed, 17 May 2017 19:45:00 GMT
Militia violence leaves scores dead in Central African Republic
Violence between Christian and Muslim militia in rural areas threatens a tenuous calm in bigger cities in the CAR. An attack by Christian militias over the weekend killed at least 115 people.
Date: Wed, 17 May 2017 16:56:00 GMT
Germany's contribution to the African economy
Africans in Germany transfer more money to their countries of origin than that which comes from development aid. Much of it gets sent to family and friends. The government wants to change that.
Date: Wed, 17 May 2017 15:16:00 GMT