Friday, 19th August 2022


24 Dec 2021
South Africa's current wave of coronavirus infections is centered around Johannesburg, a city that has just elected its first black female mayor — who's also a doctor. DW's Adrien Kriesch joins her as she gets to work under challenging conditions.
13 Jul 2021
13 Mar 2021
At least one person has died and two students have been injured in clashes between South African students and police over tuition fees at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Also, Ivory Coast's Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko, who was seen as a possible successor to President Alassane Ouattara, has died in Germany, two days after his 56th birthday. And we meet South Africa's first Black female helicopter pilot, who runs a foundation training women in aerospace and aviation.
23 Sep 2019
From Dakar to Johannesburg: Africans march for action on climate change
10 Feb 2019
A settlement offered by South African mobile telecoms provider Vodacom to a former employee drew tens of protesters on the streets of Johannesburg on Thursday, calling for a better deal.
30 Jan 2019
The stone settlement of Kweneng used to exist on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Now, thanks to technology, archaeologists are being able to reconstruct the lost city.
18 Sep 2018
In South Africa a collective of fashion-forward dandies are challenging stereotypes about life in the country's townships. The group, called South Africa, hails from Alexandra in Johannesburg.
9 Aug 2018
By 2050, an estimated 1.4 billion people will be living in an African city. In Nigeria alone, 189 million people will have moved to a city, while Johannesburg will be home to 6.5 million inhabitants, and Nairobi 14.2 million. Africa needs to start making room for them.
24 Jul 2018
Thursday nights are known as Lagos nights in downtown Johannesburg when Nigerian Afro-beat musician Femi Koya takes to the stage - bringing together sounds from different parts of the continent to create his own style, while still paying homage to the genre's greats.
10 Oct 2017
Dramatic amateur video shows the extent of Monday's (Oct. 9) storm damage in Johannesburg as severe weather hit South Africa's capital.
21 Aug 2017
Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe returned home from South Africa early on Sunday (20 August), state media reported, pursued by demands she face prosecution over an alleged assault of a 20-year-old model in an upmarket Johannesburg hotel room.
10 May 2017
A lack of housing and jobs sparked protests in a Johannesburg township on Tuesday (May 9), with police firing stun grenades and rubber bullets in response.


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A Shanghai court said the billionaire, who had not been seen in public since 2017, was sentenced and his investment firm was fined for embezzlement and bribery.
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A German former world-class high diver has said he was sexually abused by his coach over a period of several years. Jan Hempel said the abuse continued even after he had informed the national swimming federation.
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Kenya's presidential election results came down to a knife-edge, and may be contested. But winner Ruto says "there is no room for vengance."
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Mona Magdy, a popular Sudanese singer, has not stopped performing in concerts despite undergoing treatment for stage 2 breast cancer.
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A small group of women rallied in the Afghan capital for the first time in months, demanding a return of their freedoms, after the Taliban reneged on promises to maintain the marginal gains women made in recent years.
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The Chinese military responded to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan by launching a series of drills after she left. The drills have not just caused political tensions. They have also impacted everyday life along the Taiwanese shoreline.