Nigeria: Suicide Bombings Kill 13 in Maiduguri
Suicide bombings carried out by as many as three attackers have killed 13 people in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri. The attack follows army claims that Boko Haram… Read more »
Western Sahara: Horst Köhler Heads New UN Bid to Resolve Western Sahara Dispute
A fresh bid by the United Nations to resolve the Western Sahara dispute has taken former German President Horst Köhler to Algiers. The new UN envoy has already visited Morocco… Read more »
Africa: Africa Rising to Meet Future Population Challenges
Meetings like the Rebranding Africa Forum bring together some of Africa's most vibrant and innovative young minds to discuss future challenges facing the continent. But when does… Read more »
Nigeria: Oil Spills Lead to Increased Newborn Mortality in the Niger Delta
Researchers from the University of Sankt Gallen have found that neonatal mortality rises if a child's mother lives close to an oil spill before conception. Read more »
Malawi: Scores of Malawi Vampire-Hunting Vigilantes Arrested
Police in the southern African country have detained 140 people linked to mob attacks on blood-sucking 'vampires.' Nine people have been killed after rumors spread of evil spirits. Read more »
Zimbabwe: WHO 'Rethinking' Naming Mugabe Goodwill Ambassador
The World Health Organization has named Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a "goodwill ambassador," drawing criticism from health and rights groups. Later, WHO said they were… Read more »
Somalia: Somalis Mourn Bomb Victims in Mogadishu
Thousands returned to the site of the country's worst terror attack six days later. The US has stepped up the number of drone strikes inside Somalia since the beginning of the… Read more »
Zimbabwe: WHO Criticized for Naming Robert Mugabe As 'Goodwill Ambassador'
The World Health Organization has named Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a 'goodwill ambassador,' drawing criticism from health and rights organizations. Zimbabwe's health… Read more »
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: Kenyans Divided As They Mark Mashujaa 'Heroes' Day
The ruling party and opposition supporters today gathered to hear the two main presidential candidates as they marked Kenya's Heroes or "Mashujaa" Day. Read more »
South Africa: South Africa's Gupta Family Under FBI Investigation - Report
As probes into the Gupta family intensify in South Africa, the FBI is reportedly also investigating the Guptas in relation to suspicious cash flows between South Africa, Dubai and… 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: '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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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