Explainer: Is Rwanda closing its borders for Congolese refugees?
14 January 2023 | 1:21 pm
Rwandan President Paul Kagame has threatened to forcefully repatriate Congolese refugees, but can he do that? Can Congolese refugees still expect to find refuge in Rwanda after fleeing the violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?
July 22, 2023
July 23, 2023
August 1, 2023
August 5, 2023
August 19, 2023
July 7 is Kiswahili Language Day. But turning it into Africa’s common language has proven to be a challenge.
After one of the worst genocides in history, Rwanda is no longer recognizable. The nation is one of the safest, cleanest and most dynamic in Africa. But this awe-inspiring success story also has a downside.
ECOWAS says it will use force if coup leaders in Niger don't cede power before the end of the week. Here is all you need to know about the regional bloc.
Internal power struggles, lack of trust and cohesive unity have contributed to fragmentation of opposition outfits in some African nations. These challenges— according to political analysts— have made it difficult for most opposition parties to effectively promote democracy.
For several years, EU states have been working to seal off the bloc's external borders, ramp up deportations and deter migrants. How effective are such measures?
Niger has been an important ally for Western countries in fighting Islamist groups and is a major transit route from Africa to Europe. Economically, the African country is also a significant uranium exporter.
Africa is in dire need of electricity — and hydro power is expected to play a crucial role in its delivery. The potential is huge, but every project bears challenges which must be overcome.
The Russian mercenary outfit Wagner Group is likely to strengthen its activities in Africa despite the death of its leader, Yevgeny Prigozhin, analysts predict. The group’s operations may remain under new management or be subsumed into another Russian paramilitary group. But where on the continent does the group operate, and what does it gain by being in Africa?
The Bundesliga record titleholders' new advertising partner is Rwanda, where the latest sponsorship has been met with a mixture of pride and skepticism.
As a former colony of France in Africa, Gabon does not only have state structures based on the French model but the two economies are closely interwoven too.
2 hours ago
Major weapons manufacturers met government and military officials in Berlin this week to discuss European defense. A shared frustration: how to spend better amid pressure to spend more.
2 hours ago
Since the start of Sudan's brutal civil war in April, mass killings of civilians have been perpetrated in the West Darfur region. Our team investigates atrocities committed against the local Masalit ethnic group.
2 hours ago
Five years ago, reports of sexual harassment and assault in Bollywood sent shockwaves through the industry. But numerous women have told DW that little has actually changed.
7 hours ago
On Inside Stuff with Martins Oloja, the multi-award-winning journalist and Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian this week talks about the reasons why federalism matters in Nigeria.
8 hours ago
Did you know that in Anglophone Cameroon, schoolkids don't wear uniforms? It's to avoid being identified by attackers. Also, they don't attend school on Mondays. Our teen reporter, 16-year-old Lum Precious, speaks with her peers in the first episode of GirlZOffMute from Cameroon. They appeal to President Paul Biya to act immediately so that kids no longer fear being attacked on their way to school.
Get the latest news delivered straight to your inbox every day of the week. Stay informed with the Guardian’s leading coverage of Nigerian and world news, business, technology and sports.