Cameroon: Cameroon's Private Media Defy Ban On Political Debate
Cameroon has ordered the suspension of radio and TV broadcasts of political debates ahead of elections on March 25. Private media are ignoring the ban saying it's an attack on… Read more »
Africa: Rex Tillerson Sacking A 'Negative Development'
Rex Tillerson's firing comes as the US secretary of state ended an African tour focused on security. His successor will take a similar approach, but with less Africa experience,… Read more »
Kenya: Political Confusion Reigns in Kenya After Odinga, Kenyatta Deal
It's unclear what the new deal between opposition leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta means for the country after months of political turmoil. Read more »
Sierra Leone: Waiting for Benefits From Sierra Leone's Giant 'Peace Diamond'
A year ago, a 709-carat diamond was unearthed outside a remote village in eastern Sierra Leone. DW's Abu-Bakarr Jalloh reports on how little villagers there have benefited from the… Read more »
Africa: Rex Tillerson Ends Africa Trip With Focus On Security
After meetings with the AU in Ethiopia and diplomatic meetings in Kenya, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ended his Africa trip in Chad and Nigeria where counter terrorism… Read more »
Sierra Leone: Presidential Poll Set for Julius Maada Bio and Samura Kamara Run-Off
Preliminary results in Sierra Leone's presidential election put main opposition leader Julius Maada Bio slightly ahead of ruling party candidate Samura Kamara. Observers say a… Read more »
Mauritius: Mauritius Turns 50 - How Far Has It Come?
Mauritius is marking 50 years of independence. The island nation is seen as a success story but the celebration is marred by a political scandal which may cause the country's… Read more »
Uganda: Why Children Still Beg On the Streets of Kampala
They are as young as 4 and Kampala's city authorities have said their numbers are rising. DW reporter Frank Yiga reports on why children end up on the streets of Uganda's capital. Read more »
Mauritius: President to Resign Amid Credit Card Spending Scandal
Ameenah Gurib-Fakim is Africa's only female head of state. She is accused of using a credit card provided by an international non governmental organization to buy clothes and… Read more »
Africa: U.S. and Russia in Africa - Trade and Security Interests
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov both visited Ethiopia but appear not to have met. DW spoke to Chatham House expert Alex Vines about… Read more »
Burundi: Activist - 'What Has Nkurunziza Done for His People?'
Justice and respect for human rights is what the exiled activist, Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, wants for Burundi. In May 2018, Burundians will vote in a referendum that could extend… Read more »
Africa: U.S. Secretary Tillerson Says Ethiopia Needs 'Greater Freedom'
During a visit to Ethiopia, Rex Tillerson has said the answer to violence in the East African country was greater freedom, and that the country should lift its state of emergency… Read more »
Zimbabwe: Exclusive Interview With New Opposition Leader Chamisa
Zimbabwe's new opposition leader Nelson Chamisa is 40 years old and he intends to run against President Mnangagwa on a youth ticket. DW's Privilege Musvanhiri asked him how he… Read more »
Kenya: Not Just for the Boys! Women and Girls Embrace Science
Many people still think that science and maths are subjects for men and boys. In Kenya that has certainly been the case, but now things are changing with a new initiative designed… Read more »
Africa: African Women Filmmakers Break Down Barriers and Challenge Taboos
Female filmmakers in Africa face many hurdles, from sexual harassment to the belief that women have no place in the movie industry. That isn't stopping them from telling women's… Read more »
Sierra Leone: Voting for Change or More of the Same?
There are calls for change across the West African country, but many people in regional areas continue to vote along traditional lines. Read more »
Zimbabwe: Russian Foreign Minister Stops Over During Africa Tour
The veteran Russian politician is in Africa at the same time as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes his maiden visit to the continent. Read more »
Africa: Rex Tillerson Expected to Mend Fences During His Africa Visit
Apologies, economics and security are expected to be on the menu during Rex Tillerson's trip. The visit comes shortly after reported derogatory comments by US President Donald… Read more »
Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Heads Into Hotly Contested Elections
Sixteen candidates are campaigning to become Sierra Leone's next president. It's the first time more than two candidates have real chances of winning and a chance for a more… Read more »
Burkina Faso: Mali-Based Militant Group Claims Deadly Attacks
A militant group that includes al-Qaida's North African branch has claimed responsibility for Friday's deadly assault. A UN report has warned that growing instability in Mali could… Read more »
Kenya: Escape From Al-Shabaab - 'I Was Turned Into a Sex Slave'
Security agencies and human rights groups in Kenya are worried by the increasing number of young women and girls joining Somali's terrorist group al-Shabab. But for those who… Read more »
Zimbabwe: Court Orders Payment to Farmers Evicted By Grace Mugabe
A Zimbabwean court has ordered the government and head of police to pay more than $30,000 in reparations to people whose homesteads were demolished to make way for Grace Mugabe's… Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Warns Situation in DR Congo Reaching 'Breaking Point'
The second deadly attack in a month happened where land disputes have reignited a long-dormant ethnic conflict and caused thousands to flee. The UN has warned the situation in the… Read more »
East Africa: Banning Second-Hand Imports Doesn't Solve Clothes Problem
Banning the import of second-hand clothes is not the answer to reviving East Africa's textile industry. But the deal to phase out the imports also hands another political score to… Read more »
Nigeria: Tutu Painting Sold for Record Price
A portrait of a Nigerian princess that went missing for four decades has sold at auction in London for $1.7 million. The painting, Tutu, by the late artist Ben Enwonwu, recently… Read more »
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