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AfricaLink is a 25-minute daily radio show (Mo-Fri) which covers a wide spectrum of topical stories and background reports from and about Africa.

Each edition of AfricaLink kicks off with the Top Story of the day – an in-depth look at the stories making headlines across the African continent. Our network of more than 25 correspondents from Ethiopia to South Africa deliver the stories that matter. They provide balance and authenticity and their reports are complemented by interviews with analysts and newsmakers to keep you fully informed about what is happening and why.

In addition to current affairs reporting, AfricaLink regularly airs background features from correspondents across the continent. Every day has a different focus.

Africa on the Move: Africa is a rising giant. To find out what and who is moving countries forward, tune in for in-depth reports on development and business.

Making a Difference: Artists who take care of street children, marriage counsellors who provide help free of charge to poor couples or a volunteer who makes sure school kids cross busy highways safely - we meet the people who are changing life in Africa for the better.

Behind the Headlines: Groundbreaking analysis and in-depth interviews about stories that have been making headlines in African media.

Opinion: Commentaries by Deutsche Welle staff and our Question of the Week, which gives you the chance to tell us what you think about the issues we cover.

Human Rights: Prisoners enduring dire conditions, the plight of people living with disability, journalists behind bars – AfricaLink gives a voice to the victims of human rights violations and the people working to help them.

Learning by Ear/Crimefighters: A new series of DW’s award-winning educational program for young listeners across Africa.

Your Say: This is the spot where our listeners and users take over! We present a sample of comments about the stories we’ve been covering in AfricaLink and online ( You can write to us at or send a text message to +49-160-9575-9510.

Or send a letter to AfricaLink, Deutsche Welle, 53110 Bonn, Germany. All comments and suggestions are welcome!

Broadcasting Times

From Monday to Friday, for a full hour at 4:00, 5:00 and 7:00 UTC, DW will provide news and information on the latest developments in Africa, as well as on important international and German issues. At the weekend, coverage will combine live news broadcasts with lively background reporting and analysis.

The 30-minute radio magazine "Inside Europe" will focus more strongly on the interests of African listeners. At weekends, a one-hour version of "Inside Europe," as well as the radio magazine "WorldLink," will cover what is happening in Germany, Europe and around the world. Both programs are extremely popular in Africa due to their lively reporting style, interviews and broad range of topics.

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