Reiner Klingholz is the Director of the Berlin Institute for Population and Development. In a new study, he has called for more job creation in Africa. He says what's needed is investment in food production and renewable energies.
Liberians are voting to elect a successor for President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The peace Nobelist is stepping down after 12 years in office. The vote is seen as a crucial test for the country’s democracy.
For months now, Africa's rough diamonds have been increasing in value but the sale proceeds do not reach the people. Instead, they benefit metropolitan elites and the mine companies, which are usually foreign-owned.
Former football star George Weah stirred controversy when he chose ex-wife of war criminal Charles Taylor as his running mate. The presidential candidate gave DW his reasons in an exclusive interview.
The CFA franc is facing growing opposition in parts of West and central Africa. Critics say the common currency has hampered the region's economic growth while France profits.
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