DW AfricaLink

DW AfricaLink

DW AfricaLink is packed with news, politics, culture and more — every weekday. From combating health issues and freedom of expression to finances, tolerance and environmental protection, we have it covered.

Episodes

June 20, 2024 26 mins
There are conflicting theories about how best to preserve Africa's wildlife. Some African countries permit professional hunting as a means of generating income and keeping numbers in check. Eddy Micah talks to DW's Florian Nusch who has been tracking foreign hunters in Botswana, DW correspondent Priviledge Mushaniri in Zimbabwe and conservation expert Anglistone Sibanda.
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WFP says Kenya receives $37 million for refugees +++ Families of Boeing 737 Max air crashes call for record compensation
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June 19, 2024 3 mins
South Africa inaugurates President Cyril Ramaphosa +++ Fire at Chad's military facility kills several
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An extensive new report says that during the war in Tigray, there were serious breaches of international law. The UN has made a similar finding as Ethiopia's transitional justice process wobbles on. DWs Eddy Micah talks to Dr Azeem Ibrahim, the head of the US-based New Lines Institute think tank, DWs Yohannes Egiziabher Tarake and conflict photojournalist Ximena Borrazás.
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Three diamond-rich African countries are pushing back at a plan by G7 countries to sanction diamond-producer Russia. The plan that aims to keep Russian gems off the market requires Botswana, Angola and Namibia to send their diamonds to Europe for certification. DWs Eddy Micah talks to the head of the African Diamond Council (ADC) M'Zee Fula Ngenge and DW's Ineke Mules.
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June 17, 2024 3 mins
South Africa's former President Zuma's MK party to join opposition +++ Israel's premier Netanyahu dissolves war cabinet
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June 17, 2024 26 mins
The UN Bonn Climate Conference failed to yield a global agreement in the run-up to COP29. Wealthy countries want to renegotiate the current $100 billion a year agreement meant to support developing nations already counting the cost of flooding, droughts, cyclones and desertification. AfricaLink speaks to climate activists Iskander Erzini, Patricia Nyinguro and Abigael Kima to hear what they plan.
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June 14, 2024 3 mins
South Africa reaches deal on unity government +++ NATO to take up military deliveries to Ukraine
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June 16 is the anniversary of the Soweto uprising and South Africa celebrates it as Youth Day. The event symbolizes how vital young people are in shaping the continent. The ruling ANC lost a significant chunk of support, and much of that was down to youth voices. DW spoke to correspondent Nontokozo Mchunu, Dr. Thapelo Tselapedi in South Africa, and Cameroon correspondent Jean Marie Ngong Song.
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People born with albinism face challenges like stigma in parts of Africa. On International Albinism Awareness Day, DW speaks to personalities born with Albinism: Tanzania's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Abdallah Saleh Possi, William Maduhu Kulwa, a Tanzanian activist and lawyer working on albinism rights and Thando Hopa, a prosecutor-turned-model.
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June 12, 2024 3 mins
Nigeria's President Bola Tinubu vows to continue economic reforms +++ EU considers taxes on Chinese electric cars
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Russia's top envoy, Sergey Lavrov, recently visited the continent, whereas Ukraine opened embassies in Ghana, Ivory Coast, and the DRC; so why are these two nations, currently at war with each other, so interested in securing support across Africa, and how does it affect Africa's presence on the international stage?
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June 11, 2024 3 mins
Malawi's Vice President Chilima confirmed dead in plane crash +++ Russia and Belarus begin second nuclear weapons drills
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Nigeria's wealth distribution remains a glaring issue despite being Africa's largest oil producer. What lessons can it learn from other African oil producers, such as Angola? Join DW’s Josey Mahachi as she discusses this topic with Prof. Lord Mensah, an Economist and Associate Professor Department of Finance Business School Ghana, and Edmilson Ângelo, a young Angolan economist.
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June 10, 2024 3 mins
French President Macron calls for snap election after EU election defeat +++ Three Spanish football fans sentenced to prison for racism
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In 2023, Amnesty International recorded more death sentences in Africa despite calls to abolish capital punishment. Join Josey Mahachi as she discusses this touchy topic with Chiara Capraro, Amnesty International's policy advisor on the death penalty.
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53 alleged coup plotters have gone on trial in Democratic Republic of Congo+++Somalia wins a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council
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Despite women's significant contributions to South Africa's development, the political elite has sidelined them in key decision-making positions, like the presidency. This exclusion has had a profound impact on ordinary South Africans, who are left without the experiences that women could bring to the table. Women now want to play a vital role in the management of state affairs,
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Africa is endowed with natural resources that could make it the most prosperous continent in the world. Despite the abundance of wealth, many people in sub-Saharan Africa still live below the poverty line. Why has Africa failed to manage its resources?
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Veterans from around the world are marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day in France +++150 people killed in an attack on a village in central Sudan+++Nigeria: Dozens of gold miners remain trapped
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