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 »
Africa:Panama Papers - Africa's Elite Are Plundering Their Countries
A new report based on the Panama Papers reveals how Africa's politicians, generals and business leaders are systematically siphoning off billions of dollars and parking the money… 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 »
Togo:Protests Against President Gnassingbe's Continued Rule Turn Deadly
The deaths came amid anti-government protests against planned constitutional reforms that would allow President Faure Gnassingbe to remain in office until 2030. His family has… Read more »
Togo:Opposition Wants to End President Gnassingbe's Dynasty
Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe has offered concessions on reforms. But his critics are no longer fighting to hold a referendum on presidential term limits. Instead, they seek… 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 »
Africa:Why Does Africa Go Hungry?
The number of people in Africa suffering from hunger had been receding for some years. But it is now on the rise again. 26 million Africans face starvation. A special series by DW… 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: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:'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 »
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 »
Burkina Faso:Remembering Thomas Sankara
Burkina Faso's late President Thomas Sankara is considered one of Africa's revolutionaries and an icon of the liberation movement. He continues to inspire youth movements across… 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: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 »
Zambia:Fresh Hope for Children With Disabilities
A new hydrotherapy center in Zambia's capital, Lusaka, is making an impact in the special needs field. Underprivileged children with disabilities now have renewed hope for better… Read more »
Cote d'Ivoire:Cargo Plane Crashes Into the Atlantic Ocean Near Abidjan
A cargo plane has crashed near the city of Abidjan in Ivory Coast, killing four and injuring six. Moldovans and French nationals were on board. Read more »
Nigeria:45 Boko Haram Members Convicted in Mass Trial
The individuals have received prison sentences, but the government has refused to divulge other details, such as the names of the accused or charges faced. The mass trials have… 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 »
Congo-Kinshasa:'Kabila is Using Delaying Tactics'
DR Congo's President Joseph Kabila seems intent on clinging to power any way he can. DW spoke to political scientist, Dr Phil Clark, about what we can expect next in the DR Congo. Read more »
South Africa:Court Reinstates Corruption Charges Against Zuma
A South African court has ruled that corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma should be reinstated. The charges relate to a murky arms deal from the 1990s. 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 »
Congo-Kinshasa:Postponed Presidential Vote Now Delayed to 2019
Congo's opposition agreed in December to postpone the presidential election until the end of 2017. But President Joseph Kabila's electoral commission has delayed it again. Read more »