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As Gambians prepare to head to the polls, the youth are bitterly divided on whether President Adama Barrow should be running in the first place.
Millions of domestic workers in Africa continue to work under sometimes appalling conditions with very little pay. Trade unionists are increasingly calling for them to be integrated into the formal sector.
Uganda troop deployment in Congo raises concerns++South Africa slams global response to discovery of omicron variant
As countries rush to close their borders, South Africans in the hospitality industry fear for their future.
Where has the B.1.1.529 been detected, how virulent is it and how did it develop? DW looks at what we know about the new coronavirus variant, dubbed "omicron" by the WHO.
The European Union has agreed to halt air travel from South Africa and several surrounding countries over a new COVID variant. Many other countries have banned travel from the region.
South Africa's health minister has said a newly identified variant is a "major threat" to efforts to curb COVID." Scientists said the variant, which has spread fast among young people, could be behind a spike in cases.
Kenya is accelerating its vaccine rollout campaign through the end of the year, with those who refuse a shot facing sanctions. But the current vaccine supply isn't enough to immunize a population of almost 54 million.
There are currently far fewer cases of COVID-19 in Africa than in Europe but experts fear that the tide could turn if inoculation programs are not sped up. They say richer countries should not stockpile vaccine doses.
Migration, development, and security are the focus of the incoming German government's Africa policy. But the private sector feels snubbed by the government's new coalition deal.
The NGO says authorities desperately need to do more to address the crisis of gender-based violence, particularly amid the pandemic. But hard data on the number of victims is still worryingly difficult to come by.
The US and UN made renewed appeals to the combatants in Ethiopia to de-escalate and work towards negotiating a truce. This comes as PM Abiy Ahmed goes to the front.
Growing pressure from the international community to end the violence is falling on deaf ears. As the conflict escalates, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed himself is now on the front lines to personally conduct war operations.
Many Sudanese no longer trust the military after a coup in October. They want it out of the government - now. Since the coup at least 42 people have been killed by security forces during the protests. Deutsche Welle met up with the family of one of them.
After ousted Prime Minister Hamdok was reinstated by the military that had ousted him, protesters vow to march on.
Washington has reacted with cautious optimism after the reinstatement of Abdalla Hamdok as prime minister.
Businessman Jack Kahorha formed a company in 2017 to provide fresh drinking water to local communities. DW examines how it convinced customers to pay for their water and now turns over $400,000 a year.
Seven strong African women speak out about their experiences of violence and abuse to mark the Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Elections are usually an exciting time in Africa! But how many of these elections are free, fair, and transparent?
The stunning coastal city of Saint-Louis is at greater risk from rising sea levels than any other in Africa. Rich architectural heritage and traditional coastal livelihoods are vanishing under the growing tide.
A new exhibition in Berlin showcases the world-renowned work of Zanele Muholi, who aims to lend a voice to Africa's LGBTQ community through photography.
Ethiopian lawyer Daniel Bekele is being honored for his commitment towards defending human rights. The current head of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission grew up in the midst of a brutal military dictatorship, and has vowed to speak out and fight back against injustice.
Chelsea Boakye, our teen reporter in Ghana, delves into the topic with her peers.
This is what our teen reporter Alertha who is 15, found out.
The 14-year-old is one of Nollywood's most influential teen actresses.
Watch a 16-year-old girl quizzing Gambia's First Lady Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow
The 2021 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade has been awarded to Tsitsi Dangaremgba from Zimbabwe.
Our reporters are girls between 13-17 years
What are young Ugandan girls up to on social media platforms?
14-year-old Silvia Adhiambo tells the story of a young tutor helping kids with maths in Nairobi's Kibera slum.
We hear from young Africans who have been doing it tough during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ghana's vaccination campaign has been supported by influential people — including chiefs and religious leaders.
Sheer survival needs have forced many to risk their lives prospecting for gold in disused mines.
Due to the COVID pandemic, children have not set foot in the classroom for more than a year and teachers have lost jobs.
No jab, no job — that's the policy in Zimbabwe and more and more countries around the world.
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