Ghanaians are electing their next president and 275-member parliament with voters worried by three years of economic downturn. Incumbent John Dramani Mahama's is being challenged by seven presidential candidates.
A United Nations inquiry into the human rights situation is wrapping up its second visit to South Sudan today. DW talked to analyst Henrik Maihack about the situation and how it could be improved.
In a multimedia series, Deutsche Welle explores one of the major challenges of our time: migration.
Tempted by the notion of 'easy migration' spread online and on television, many Senegalese are still attempting the perilous trip to Europe.
Villagers who have lost loved ones try to discourage others from risking the crossing to Europe.
Gambians make up the third largest group of African refugees in Germany. With Gambia on the road to democracy and Germany's goverment getting tough on immigration, will they be allowed to stay? DW's Daniel Pelz reports.
The "ferocious" commander was kidnapped as a 14-year-old and forced to fight for Joseph Kony. But prosecutors say he became a brutal leader - and a murderer and rapist.
Malawi faces a hunger crisis triggered by drought and poor harvests. Yet the country also has a small but growing problem with obesity. One hospital sees more that 50 hypertension or diabetes patients a day.
Cape Town invests in its fibre-optic network. But will that grant equal access to fast internet for everyone?
December 3 is the International Day for Persons with Disabilities. Disabled people in Africa often cannot get an education or even a job to survive. Can development aid make a difference?
A new initiative aims to re-educate former Ugandan child soldiers who were trained to maim and kill.
As guest writer Olufolahan Osunmuyiwa explains, Nigeria remains in the thick of lingering energy crisis.
Ghanaian opposition leader 'grow the economy' if elected+++Ongwen ICC trial+++Mugabe lauds Zimbabweans' 'resilience'
Iraqi immigrant in Canada gives free haircut to underprivileged kids, the journey of teens from Afghanistan to Germany
With its new social radio, DW is combining the strengths of a well-established Africa-focused current affairs program with the outreach and immediacy of social media. Claus Stäcker explains what's behind the new format.
Africa's middle class is growing - and their greater purchasing power is providing a boost to business.
Radio crime stories for Africa's youth
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