According to UN estimates, 796 million adults worldwide are illiterate. NGO's are helping to establish "speed schools" to improve literacy on the African continent.
As Israel turns 70, DW takes a look at the ups and downs of its relationship to African countries over the past decades. More recently, the Israeli government has shown renewed interest in the continent.
The king of the tiny African nation of Swaziland announced the kingdom's new name would be eSwatini. Unlike some other countries, Swaziland maintained its colonial name after independence.
The German government has committed to accepting refugees under a program to resettle people considered particularly vulnerable. Controls of Germany's border to Austria look set to be extended for another six months.
This week, eco@africa takes a look at extreme weather around the world. We meet South Africans dealing with drought, Germans coming to terms with flooding, and an international team searching for rain in Burkina Faso.
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