The government is under pressure to increase financial support for Germany's 16 states to deal with asylum seekers. The opposition says the number of irregular migrants and refugees must go down.
Nigeria’s global impact on fashion and lifestyle cannot be underestimated. From the attire adorned with vibrant colours and intricate designs to the modern styles seamlessly blending tradition and contemporary elements, Nigeria’s fashion has captured the attention of the world.
West African leaders have agreed to keep all options, including military force, open to restore civilian rule in Niger. At a crisis ECOWAS summit in neighboring Nigeria, they ordered the deployment of a standby force. However, there are no signs Niger's junta will hand back power.
Niger's Junta said on Sunday they had gathered enough evidence to prosecute ousted President Mohamed Bazoum for high treason following his imprisonment last month and Niger's military subsequent dissolving of the elected government.
Thousands of pro-coup supporters take to the streets in Niger marking the 63rd anniversary of the country's independence from France, as FRANCE 24 and RFI are banned in the country. We talk to Dr Olayinka Ajala, senior politics lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, about the latest developments. Also, violence in the Sahel flares up again with the slaying of several fishermen in northern Cameroon.
The Nigerien junta has warned its West African neighbors from carrying out a military intervention in the country. Meanwhile, coup supporters attacked the French Embassy amid unrest in Niamey.
A one-day summit by West African leaders from Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and the Niger Republic ended in a stalemate after the leaders met with Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Muslim Cleric Mahmoud Dicko.
Ukraine's foreign minister has wrapped up a tour of Africa by saying that he welcomes plans for an African peace delegation to head to Ukraine and Russia but warned that it will take more than a ceasefire to resolve the war. UN judges decide that Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, who has dementia, is unfit to stand trial. And Human Rights Watch investigators call upon Nigeria to use more care in carrying out drone strikes after authorities admitted to killing 39 civilians.
It’s been a whirlwind, but we are proud to announce the release of The Economist’s World Ahead 2023 under an exclusive license. This year’s edition features coverage of Ghana and Nigeria unlike before. The event for the launch took place on April 27th at the Ecobank Pan African Centre (EPAC) in Lagos, Nigeria. Industry leaders and the Lagos State Governor, represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, were present and participated in panel discussions about how we can improve in Western Africa.
The leaders of the Balkan nations gave their tacit approval to a European peace plan in February and discussed steps to implement the plan in March. The question of Kosovo's statehood remains the most contentious issue.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told leaders of warring factions in Sudan they had to ensure the safety of civilians. Meanwhile, Egypt denied interfering in the conflict. DW has the latest.
US President Joe Biden is set to deliver a keynote speech at the University of Ulster in the Northern Irish capital, Belfast. Later, he travels to the Republic for a meeting with officials and his own distant relatives.