How China benefits from Africa’s smartphone boom
29 October 2019 | 8:17 am
Africans are increasingly using smartphones. Chinese providers in particular benefit from the boom. The African companies that are pushing their way onto the market are having a hard time competing with Chinese prices.
18 Apr 2020
Africans and the African diaspora have become victims of anti-foreigner sentiment in parts of China. In the southern city of Guangzhou, some homeowners have reportedly evicted their black tenants, lea
29 Apr 2020
Migrants from Africa should be offered temporary work permits in exchange for a cash deposit, a panel of experts has said. They argue the measure would reduce illegal immigration and encourage migrants to return home.
20 May 2020
African migrants in China have become the target of discrimination and harassment as the country strives to contain the coronavirus.
24 Jun 2020
Malawi is bracing for a landmark election re-run. Voters will return to the polls this week to choose a president after last year's election outcome was overturned by the Constitutional Court. Also, South Africans grow increasingly frustrated with heavy-handed policing in the wake of the international focus on police brutality that has followed the death of George Floyd in the United States. And in Ivory Coast, dozens of high school students won't be able to sit their leaving exams until September.
8 Jul 2020
The African Development Bank says an additional 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty by the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath. This was in the updated forecast of the Africa Economic Outlook, where they expect Central Africa and West Africa to be the hardest-hit regions. Kayode Akindele, Partner at TIA Capital joins CNBC Africa for more.
18 Jul 2020
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13 Aug 2020
More young Africans are leaving behind their lives in the West and breaking barriers in their countries of origin. Filmmaker Ras Mutabaruka takes us through the development of his new Homecoming series, exclusive to DW.
22 Dec 2020
We tend to focus on household garbage as a measure of our ecological footprints. But what about the waste and pollution that is generated to make the stuff we buy?
24 Jan 2021
Research has shown that inequality in access to land is increasing across the African continent. Experts are calling for more rules and controls on the sale of land to counteract poverty.
16 Feb 2021
South Africans called for justice to be served as an inquiry into corruption during Jacob Zuma's time as the president said it will ask the constitutional court to impose a jail term on the former leader after he defied an order to appear before the inquiry on Monday .
7 Mar 2021
A few African countries have begun vaccinating populations for COVID-19. Despite campaigns and assurances that the vaccines are safe, many people are worried about potential side effects.
28 Mar 2021
South Africa's Zulu people gather outside the gates of the royal palace to bid farewell to their departed king. Goodwill Zwelithini was the longest-serving monarch in Zulu history, reigning for half a century through years of apartheid and democratic transition. He died last Friday, aged 72, after weeks of treatment for a diabetes-related illness.
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Ethopian entrepreneur Kidist Tesfaye challenges pollution by producing ecofriendly bags out of paper and fabrics.
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Russian lawmakers passed a law expanding the definition of "foreign agents," a tool used to crack down on Kremlin critics and impose new restrictions.
JK Rowling defended by Warner Bros after question about writer blocked at ‘Harry Potter’ celebration
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JK Rowling has been defended by Warner Bros after a question about her was blocked at a ‘Harry Potter’ event.
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Small business owners in South Africa's Soweto say power outages - some of the worst to hit South Africa - have forced them to cut hours and staff.
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In this week's Street Debate, Christine Mhundwa meets young people demanding change in Eswatini. The small southern African country is one of the last remaining absolute monarchies in the world, and some young people believe the king is abusing his powers.
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The Vietnamese government's commitment to action on climate change is in the spotlight after a leading environmental activist was sentenced this month to two years in prison on murky charges of "tax evasion."