No end in sight to Nigeria's border closures 
Nigerian border crossings with Benin and Niger remain sealed despite a warning from West Africa's regional grouping that the shutdown is harming prosperity.
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:19:00 GMT


DR Congo says Hutu militia commander shot dead
The Democratic Republic of Congo's military says it has shot dead Rwandan Hutu rebel leader Sylvestre Mudacumura. The International Criminal Court had sought his arrest on war crime charges.
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:17:00 GMT


Liberia: Dozens of school children killed in fire
At least 27 school children have been killed in a fire in an Islamic school in Liberia. Early signs point towards an electrical fault.
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:20:00 GMT


Ocean Viking charity vessel rescues 109 migrants in Mediterranean
The charity vessel's mission continued, as a second operation brought the total number of people rescued to more than 100. The boat is one of many carrying out such missions in the Mediterranean.
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:09:00 GMT


Tunisia election: Political outsiders reach runoff
An imprisoned populist who owns a TV channel and a reserved law professor are the two leading candidates. The vote has been widely seen as a stress test for Tunisia's fledgling democracy.
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:57:00 GMT


Alternative education for HIV-positive children in Ethiopia
Holistic models of care for HIV-positive children are almost non-existent in Ethiopia. In an area south of the capital with a high prevalence of of virus that can lead to AIDS, one school is an exception.
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:06:00 GMT


Nile dam project: Talks stall between Egypt and Ethiopia
Egypt has accused Ethiopia of being "unfair" in talks over a massive dam project. The impasse has occurred due to technical aspects related to the filling and operating of the multi-billion dollar project.
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 00:20:00 GMT


Genocide: Namibia still waiting for a German apology
Political relations have been tense lately, as several German politicians acknowledge, on visits to the country's former colony in Africa, responsibility for the genocide. That is not enough for many Namibians.
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:50:00 GMT


DR Congo: Dozens feared dead in boat accident
A boat carrying passengers and cargo has capsized in the Congo River near Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa. The case is currently under investigation by national police.
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 13:00:00 GMT


Presidential vote in Tunisia tests democracy
Independent candidate Kais Saied has pulled ahead as front-runner in Tunisia’s presidential vote. It was the country's second democratic presidential election.
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 09:21:00 GMT


West African leaders pledge $1 billion to fight jihadis
The leaders of West African nations have announced a plan to combat the growing problem of Islamist violence in the region. Jihadi groups have strengthened their presence across the arid Sahel region this year.
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 23:31:00 GMT


Robert Mugabe: Thousands gather for Zimbabwe's ex-leader
African leaders have gathered for the state funeral of Robert Mugabe. After a week of dispute, Mugabe's family and Zimbabwean officials agreed the divisive former leader will be buried at a national heroes cemetery.
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 11:45:00 GMT


Tunisia elections: New issues, new candidates
Tunisians are heading to the polls in mid-September. This time, the battle for the country's highest office is different. There's a lot of passion involved, as always, but the issues are more serious.
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 06:42:00 GMT


'If you talked nonsense to Mugabe, he would say 'nonsense!''
Robert Mugabe's long-time confidante, Jesuit priest Fidelis Mukonori, shares with DW his recollections of the late former Zimbabwean president.
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:30:00 GMT


Africa's push to conquer the skies with national airlines
Uganda is the latest African country to pour money into a national carrier. But the aviation industry faces some particularly tough conditions on the continent before it can turn a profit.
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:24:00 GMT


Mugabe mourners injured at Zimbabwe viewing
Several people have been injured in a crush to see Robert Mugabe's body at a viewing in Harare. The incident comes as uncertainty over his final resting place highlights tensions between his family and the government.
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 22:05:00 GMT


Huawei, Africa and the global reach of surveillance technology 
Accusations that Huawei helped Uganda and Zambia spy on opponents have intensified concerns about China exporting its digital surveillance tools to Africa. But Western companies are also selling spyware on the continent.
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:58:00 GMT


Obesity in Africa: A looming health catastrophe
There is a silent epidemic sweeping through Africa and it’s worse than HIV. Out of the 20 fastest rising countries with obesity, nearly half of them are in Africa. The health burden on the continent is rising.
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 09:05:00 GMT


Robert Mugabe's body returns to divided Zimbabwe
The body of Zimbabwe founding leader Robert Mugabe has arrived back in the country, to be welcomed with a guard of honor. However, discord prevails over both the former strongman's legacy and his proposed burial site.
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 01:27:00 GMT


Nigerian tribunal upholds President Buhari's reelection
A Nigerian election tribunal has rejected a bid by the main opposition candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to overturn the February presidential election.
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 17:18:00 GMT


Burkina Faso threatened with famine caused by terrorism
As the death toll of jihadist attacks in Burkina Faso climbs, the UN and the Red Cross say nearly 300,000 people have been forced to flee their homes. Half a million people no longer have access to health care.
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:07:00 GMT


Human Rights Watch accuses Nigeria of abusing children's rights
The NGO's latest report says the Nigerian military continues to detain thousands of children in "inhuman conditions." Allegedly, the minors collaborated with Boko Haram.
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 09:13:00 GMT


Why Ethiopia's Rastafari community keeps dwindling
Rastafarians from around the world have been settling in Ethiopia for the last 50 years, after being given land by Emperor Haile Selassie. Today, life in "the promised land" is far from the paradise they had imagined.
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2019 08:24:00 GMT


Burkina Faso: Twin 'terrorist attacks' leave dozens dead
Violence has been growing in Burkina Faso as armed Islamic groups spill over the porous border with Mali. These latest deadly attacks show how one of the world's poorest countries is struggling to contain the problem.
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2019 04:33:00 GMT