Zimbabwe's new president Emmerson Mnangagwa has laid out plans for his ruling ZANU-PF party. It's the first conference after Robert Mugabe had been ousted after 37 years in office. Elections are scheduled for 2018.
South Africa's deeply divided ruling African National Congress (ANC) is set to vote for a new party leader. The party of freedom icon Nelson Mandela has been embroiled in a bitter battle over who will replace Jacob Zuma.
Security forces in Kenya assaulted and raped civilians in opposition strongholds after the August elections, rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said. About half the incidents reported to HRW were gang rapes.
Malaria kills more people than any other single disease in Africa. But a team of young Ugandans want to change that and have come up with a new diagnosis innovation.
Rising violence between armed groups in recent months is dashing hopes of a gradual transition towards peace since the last elections. The UN says a fifth of the country's population has been displaced.
Africa was long regarded as a partner of the Palestinians, but hoping for arms, development aid and cutting edge technology, many African states now seek closer ties with Israel. Cooperation, however, comes at a price.
A new African military force in the Sahel region could be operational in the next few months after donors pledged millions at a conference in France. Paul Melly from Chatham House talked to DW about the G5 Sahel force.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier signed a multi-million dollar partnership with Ghana on his first trip to Africa since taking office. Germany hopes the accord might help curb migration to Europe.
Rights group Amnesty International has accused EU governments of supporting migrant abuse in Libya. Echoing previous reports, it found widespread abuse of migrants in Libya by the government, smugglers and armed groups.
Tanzania is pressing ahead with plans to build a hydroelectric plant in a nature reserve despite criticism from environmental groups.
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Seaweed is one of Zanzibar's key exports. But as ocean temperatures rise due to global warming, yields have been decreasing. Now farmers are being forced to find new ways to make seaweed pay.
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