Africa: James Shikwati - 'Africa's Development Has to Come From Inside of Africa'
Aid money does more harm than good, believes Kenyan economics expert, James Shikwati. He says instead Africans have to tap into their biggest resource - the continent's 1.2 billion… Read more »
Uganda: Uganda Moves to Scrap Presidential Age Limit
Lawmakers from Uganda's ruling party have voted to introduce a bill to abolish presidential age limitations. When passed by parliament, the changes will let President Yoweri… Read more »
Central African Republic: Powerless UN, Helpless Government
UN peacekeepers have not adequately protected Central African citizens from brutal attacks. But Prime Minister Simplice Sarandji praised their mission in an exclusive DW interview… Read more »
Africa: What Makes Young African Muslims Join Jihadi Groups?
Many young Africans hope that extremist groups will help them escape poverty, hopelessness and frustration. A new United Nations report warns that the problem is getting worse. Read more »
Tanzania: Tanzania Steps Up Pressure On Mining Sector
The Tanzanian government is coming down hard on the country's extractive industries. President John Magufuli wants them to pay higher fees and help build a processing industry for… Read more »
Zimbabwe: Govt Steps Up Fight Against Counterfeit Medicine
Counterfeit medicine is a major health hazard in Zimbabwe. The laws of the country are strict but the parallel market is hard to control, especially in times of economic crisis. Read more »
Southern Africa: Region Drawn Into Lesotho's Power Struggle
The Southern Africa's regional body (SADC) is sending a rapid-response team to Lesotho. The team is to investigate the assassination of the country's army commander. Read more »
East Africa: Gas and Oil Key in East African Integration
Gas-rich Tanzania hosts a two-day congress aimed at bringing together policymakers and experts in the oil and gas industry. But the country needs to pick its strategic partners… Read more »
Tanzania: Political Climate Worsens Amid Crackdown On Opposition
President Magufuli has been accused of governing in an increasingly authoritarian style, as members of the opposition become concerned for their safety. Read more »
Togo: Togo - President Gnassingbe Under Pressure
In Togo, protesters are calling for the resignation of President Faure Gnassingbe. The opposition is confident that it will be successful in forcing a change in government. But… Read more »
Mali: German Defense Minister - Development in Mali 'A Question of Political Processes'
Germany has stationed some 1,000 troops in Mali and supports the joint reaction force G5 Sahel. Speaking to DW, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen calls for progress in the… Read more »
Ghana: International Literacy Day - Teachers Question New Licensing Policy
As of September 2017, teachers in Ghana require certification to teach in schools, despite sitting for exams at their various training institutions. Concerns and uncertainties… Read more »
Togo: 'People Are Fed Up'
A huge rally for constitutional reform has taken place in Togo, a country presided over by one family for the past half-century. Opponents of the government want President Faure… Read more »
Togo: Togo - Demonstrators Want President Faure Gnassingbe to Step Down
Thousands marched through the streets of Lome for the second day running calling for president President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe to step down. Togo's opposition has been calling… Read more »
South Sudan: U.S. Sanctions Officials Over Involvement in Attacks
Three South Sudanese officials have been slapped with economic sanctions by the United States over profiting from the country's civil war. Meanwhile, South Sudan released its new… Read more »
Burundi: Govt Denies Committing Crimes Against Humanity
The UN is accusing Burundi's government of severe human rights violations. Burundi says it is the target of an international conspiracy. Is this case headed for the International… Read more »
Africa: Guinean Couple in Germany Helps African Migrants Integrate
She is a tailor and he is actively involved in helping African migrants, particularly those from Guinea. The Toure family, in Cologne, is committed to assisting African migrants… Read more »
Sierra Leone: Mudslide Victims Still Wait for Help
A mudslide devastated the capital, Freetown, three weeks ago. Life is slowly returning to normal, but residents of the areas most affected are still coming to terms with what… Read more »
South Africa: Bell Pottinger in South Africa - PR Firm 'Inflamed Racial Discord'
Bell Pottinger has been sanctioned amid allegations it deliberately stoked racial tensions in South Africa. The controversial PR firm's clients include Syrian first lady Asma… Read more »
Kenya: Kenyan Election Commission Sets Date for New Vote
Kenyans will return to the polls on October 17 after a court ruled the August presidential election should be annulled due to fraud. The fresh vote was demanded by opposition… Read more »
Sierra Leone: Doubts About Fire That Destroyed Opposition's Party Offices
Sierra Leone opposition leader Mohammed Kamarainba Mansaray's has seen his party office go up in flames, been arrested on several occasions and charged in court. Read more »
Burundi: UN Investigators 'Struck By Scale' of Crimes in Burundi
A team of UN investigators has urged the International Criminal Court to open an inquiry into ongoing crimes against humanity in Burundi "as soon as possible." They also slammed… Read more »
Rwanda: Police Justify Former Presidential Hopeful's Arrest
Rwanda police justified the arrest of the former presidential hopeful, saying Diane Shima Rwigara had failed to respond to previous summonses. She had been barred from standing in… Read more »
Tanzania: No End to Harassment of Tanzania Opposition
The government in Tanzania relentlessly continues to harass members of the opposition. While" there is no war, there is also no peace," says Tanzania political commentator Jenerali… Read more »
Africa: German Elections - What's in Them for Africa?
The G20 presidency, Compact with Africa, the Marshall plan - never before has Africa had such a platform in German politics. But could elections change things? DW took a look at… Read more »
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