New president of Burkina Faso tainted by ties to previous regime, critics say +++ Thousands of Kenyans march against corruption +++ Zimbabwe hopes for economic boost from visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping
Zimbabwe's opposition leader Roy Bennett was killed when a helicopter he was traveling on crashed in the US state of New Mexico. Bennett has been harshly criticized by Robert Mugabe due to his white farmer background.
China's leader Xi Jinping ends 2017 in an unassailable position of power, having consolidated his grip over the Communist Party and state. Xi's ultimate goal is to transform China into a global superpower.
Throughout much of Africa, young people still have no say in politics. In 2018, elections will be held in Zimbabwe, Cameroon and Guinea. However, generational renewal is not in sight. DW examines why.
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