The World Health Organization walked back on its move to make Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a "goodwill ambassador." He has been condemned for rights violations and allowing the health care system to deteriorate.
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 the talking stop and the action begin?
Researchers from a Swiss university have found that neonatal mortality rises if a child's mother lives close to an oil spill before conception. The findings are worrying for residents of the oil-rich Niger Delta.
Police in the southern African country have detained 140 people linked to mob attacks on people accused of being "bloodsucking vampires." Nine people have been killed after rumors of evil spirits spread.
Who will Liberian parties back in presidential run-offs?+++Tension and division as Kenyans mark heroes day
Former football star George Weah will face Liberia's ruling Unity Party Vice President Joseph Boakai in a runoff presidential election. The announcement came amid cries of foul from three leading opposition parties.
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 Africa explains why.
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 have posed a challenge to the country.
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 the US, according to a newspaper report.
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 offshore.
Kenya is suffering from an ongoing drought that is made worse by corruption and policy failures.
The influx of a large number of refugees has put a strain on Uganda's already limited resources.
Flowers are failing to grow in South Africa's Namaqualand region because of severe drought.
Doctors in war-torn Somalia lack the resources to treat the country's most vulnerable citizens.
Without NGO's and the UN World Food Program, thousands would have no access to food in South Sudan.
The fight against Boko Haram is threatening the ability of Nigerian farmers to feed their families.
The ruling party and opposition supporters today gathered to hear the two main presidential candidates as they marked Kenya's Heroes or "Mashujaa" Day.
What does the future hold for young South Sudanese refugees in Uganda?+++Booming business of Ghanaian cuisine in London
What next? Catalonia suspends bid for independence from Spain+++ Greece passes sex change law
Radio crime stories for Africa's youth
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