Africa: Is Uganda Still Africa's Bread-Basket?
Uganda has always been known as the bread basket of Africa and for the most part that's still true. But both the lack of rainfall in the northeast and the large number of refugees… Read more »
Kenya: 'The Country is Polarized'
The national coordinator of Kenya's Election Observation Group believes the election should not be held in the current political climate. He is calling for new directions from the… Read more »
Kenya: Drought is Good for Business
Africa's drought crisis has hit Kenya and numerous schools have had to stop providing free food to their pupils. This is not only due to crop failures but also greedy profiteers. Read more »
Kenya: Kenya Needs Statesmanship, Not Brinksmanship
Kenya's current political crisis is a symptom of deeper ethnic divides. Now political leaders must start addressing the country's real problems, writes Jane Nyingi. Read more »
South Sudan: Starvation and Violence
Half of all South Sudanese depend on food aid. This is not only because of droughts, but also bloody power struggles. The main victims in this cycle of violence and hunger are… Read more »
Somalia: Horrific Somalia Bombing Is Sign of Government's Powerlessness
Somalia is in such a dire mess that the newly elected government has no chance of stopping al-Shabab, thought to be behind Saturday's lethal truck bombing in Mogadishu. Read more »
Somalia: 'We Have to Provide Opportunities'
In Somalia, about seven million people still depend on humanitarian aid. Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Somalia Michael Keating talks about the task of… Read more »
Somalia: Rebuilding Somalia Takes 'Strategic Patience'
Somalia is still on the verge of famine, says Peter de Clercq, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia. About seven million people still depend on humanitarian aid. Read more »
Somalia: A Broken State Leads to Hunger
Somalia has been in the grip of a civil war since 1991. The state has disintegrated, leaving powerful clans to fill the vacuum. With the government weak and dysfunctional, the… Read more »
Somalia: Death Toll in Mogadishu Bombing Rises to 250
A bomb explosion in the heart of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, has claimed over 250 lives. The attack is one of the most deadly in the decade since the start of an Islamist… Read more »
Somalia: Inside Al-Shabaab
Abu and Gardere worked as teachers in Somalia before joining Islamic extremist group al-Shabab. But what made them decide to leave? DW spoke with the men to hear their side of the… Read more »
Somalia: Scores Killed in Blast in Somali Capital Mogadishu
A bomb explosion in the heart of the Somali capital, Mogadishu has claimed scores of lives. The attack is one of the most deadly in the decade since the start of an Islamist… Read more »
Tanzania: Citizens Remember Their Country's Founder Nyerere
Tanzanians this week are commemorating the life of their nation's founder Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere. They do it not by grieving but contemplating and discussing the legacy… Read more »
Somalia: Deadly Bomb Blast Strikes Mogadishu
A powerful explosion from a truck bomb killed dozens of people in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. Residents called it the most potent blast they'd heard in years. Read more »
Kenya: Odinga - 'My Withdrawal Not to Blame for Confusion'
As police clash with opposition protesters defying a government ban on demonstrations, Kenya's opposition candidate Raila Odinga tells DW his reasons for withdrawing from… Read more »
South Africa: New Exciting Cases Coming Soon!
Stories about fake news, sex for good grades and quack doctors - have a look at what the crime fighters have in store for you! Read more »
Kenya: Kenya's Election Debacle
With new developments by the day, what will hapen next in Kenya's election saga is anyone's guess. DW takes at look at how things stand and the implications of a possible… Read more »
Kenya: Election Confusion Deepens As Parliament Passes Controversial Amendment
Soon after opposition head Raila Odinga dropped Kenya's election rerun, lawmakers passed a bill making it easier to name President Uhuru Kenyatta the winner. But a recent court… Read more »
Sudan: Swiss Aid Worker Abducted in Darfur
A Swiss aid worker has been abducted in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region. It comes as Sudan extended a unilateral ceasefire with rebels. Read more »
South Sudan: President Kiir Seeks Better Working Relationship With UN Troops
Despite earlier comments which highlighted a distrust between UN forces and state police, President Salva Kiir is now stressing the importance of cooperation. Read more »
Sudan: U.S. to Ease Decades-Old Sanctions Against Govt
The move will give Sudan access to the global banking system but President al-Bashir remains a war crimes suspect. Sudan stays on the US list of state sponsors of terrorism. Read more »
Kenya: Kenya Drought - Various Forms of Aid Provide Relief
With millions of Kenyans in need of humanitarian assistance, the focus of aid agencies has shifted to using local resources and boosting the regional economy rather than providing… Read more »
Uganda: Explosives Hurled At Ugandan Opposition MPs' Homes
Ugandan opposition politicians who have spoken out against removing presidential age limits reportedly had grenades thrown at their houses. President Yoweri Museveni's party wants… Read more »
Madagascar: Highly Contagious Plague in Madagascar Kills Dozens
Madagascar is struggling to contain an outbreak of plague in several cities. Over 20 people have died. Plague can be treated when diagnosed early, says WHO Madagascar country… Read more »
Kenya: Kenya Rocked By Electoral Reforms Protests
At least one person has died during protests in major towns in Kenya. Opposition leader Raila Odinga called for the demonstrations, aimed at forcing out key officials at the… Read more »
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