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Analysis, Background Information and more about the stories making headlines – Mondays to Fridays on Africalink.




Coronavirus Special Podcast #24 | Coronavirus locks school gates in Kenya

Kenya canceled its entire academic year over concerns of spreading the coronavirus. This is unprecedented for the east African nation, but may prove to be a blueprint for other countries to follow as the pandemic is forcing governments to draw on economic and human resources they simply don't have. DW visits the teachers and students locked out of the classroom in Nairobi.


AfricaLink on Air - 10 July 2020

Tanzanian opposition leader Tundu Lissu speaks to DW about future elections +++ Germany investigates Gambian nationals suspected of Jammeh-era violations +++ What fate for women’s football amid Covid-19


AfricaLink on Air - 09 July 2020

Nigeria passes sexual harassment bill+++ Malawi's new president Lazarus Chakwera under fire for appointing his relatives to cabinet


AfricaLink on Air - 08 July 2020

Frustration among students in Kenya after government suspends 2020 academic year +++ What is slowing Boko Haram fight in Lake Chad region? +++ Expert tells DW why WTO needs African leadership +++ Rwandan parliament cedes more power to President Paul Kagame


AfricaLink on Air - 07 July 2020

Cameroon: regime denies talks with separatists +++ EAC wants South Sudan and Burundi expelled +++ Kenya cancels 2020 school year +++ Meet Senegal’s anti-plastic campaigner


AfricaLink on Air - 06 July 2020

Way forward for Ethiopia's political upheaval +++ Cameroon separatists in talks with government +++ Burundi launches anti-coronavirus campaign +++ Rice scarcity hits Liberia


Coronavirus Special Podcast #23 | Life after Surviving Coronavirus

As COVID-19 cases spiral in sub-Saharan Africa, fear is starting to the take hold as infections show no sign of stopping. But DW met some survivors of the coronavirus from across the continent, and found out what ex-patients are doing to spread hope and information about their ordeal.


AfricaLink on Air - 03 July 2020

Sierra Leone doctors boycott coronavirus patients +++ South Africa's hospitals bracing for surge of virus patients +++ Ghana to start paying water and electricity bills after a three-month relief +++ Uganda worried that a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases +++ Cameroon separatist leaders discuss ceasefire with government


AfricaLink on Air - 02 July 2020

The plight of over one million refugees in Uganda +++ Brewing tension in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta +++ Ghana's dream of becoming the 'Singapore of Africa' in 2020 +++ Upsurge in teen pregnancy in Kenya +++ Cameroon's English-speaking displaced people find difficulties in French-speaking regions


AfricaLink on Air - 01 July 2020

Nigeria will allow travel between its states outside curfew hours from July 1 +++ Germany's Merkel takes over EU presidency +++ Ethiopia police confirm arrest of leading opposition politician +++ Somalia's 60th independence anniversary +++ As Covid-19 cases spike in Rwanda, indigenous Batwa community may return to forests


The 77Percent: COVID-19 and the surge in teenage pregnancies

Kenya is investigating reports that at least 150,000 girls — some as young as 12 — became pregnant since the start of 2020. Could this be a result of the COVID-19 lockdown, and school closures? Listen to #77percent discussion this week with DW's Miriam Kaliza plus the effects of COVID-19 on sexual and reproductive health in Malawi.


AfricaLink on Air – 30 June 2020

DR Congo commemorates 60th Independence, Belgian King regrets colonial cruelty +++ Ethiopia: Oromo singer Hachalu Hundessa shot dead +++ Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea agree to withdraw militaries from disputed border +++ Ghana begins controversial new voter registration +++ Sex workers in Greece hit hard by coronavirus


AfricaLink on Air – 29 June 2020

Liberia opens its international airport to regular air traffic, becoming the first West African country to do so during the coronavirus pandemic +++ Ghana's President Nana Akufo Addo is officially the flag-bearer of his New Patriotic Party +++ Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera and his deputy Saulos Chilima face enormous challenges as they begin to repair the economy


AfricaLink on Air – 26 June 2020

Pierre Nkurunziza laid to rest: What legacy has he left behind? +++ Covid-19 hits hotel businesses in Cameroon +++ Uganda wants to reduce dependence on Chinese imports +++ Meet Oba Ewuare: Bronze king of Benin City


Coronavirus Special Podcast #22 | How COVID-19 worsens gender-based violence

Lockdowns were necessary to slow coronavirus infections. But a frightening number of women have become victims of gender-based violence while locked in their homes with aggressive partners frustrated by diminishing economic opportunities. Meanwhile, in Malawi, some parents have agreed to allow their daughters to marry early because they cannot support them financially anymore.


AfricaLink on Air – 25 June 2020

Liberia COVID-19 Treatment Center runs out of capacity +++ DR Congo declares end to Ebola epidemic in east +++ Uneasy calm as Malawians await presidential election results +++ Discover Botswana's award-winning e-content and info platform for education +++ Young Video game developer in Ghana +++ Tanzania opposition harassed


Africalink on Air - 24 June 2020

A new report on Covid-19 in Africa projects that over 3 million across the continent could lose their lives+++Corona virus pandemic push almost 12 million Africans into extreme poverty+++ South Africa becomes the first African country to launch a coronavirus vaccine trial.


Africalink on Air - 23 June 2020

Malawi votes in closely-watched historic presidential re-run+++UK Supreme Court hears Nigerian communities' case against Shell+++Tensions between Ghana and Nigeria following the destruction of apartments at Nigeria’s high commissioners residence in Accra.


Africalink on Air - 22 June 2020

World leaders call for a ceasefire in Cameroon to allow health workers to step up the fight against COVID-19+++Is South Sudan's peace process advancing?+++ A worrying number of Kenyans, who have not tested positive for the disease, have turned to the unhealthy kind of eating to cope with the stress of lockdown measures.


Coronavirus Special Podcast #21 | Black Lives Matter protests amid COVID-19 threat

Large crowds have taken to the streets chanting "Black Lives Matter" across the world to demonstrate against police brutality and voice anger at systemic racism aimed black people. But during the coronavirus pandemic, large gatherings could potentially hasten the spread of COVID-19. DW meets some of the demonstrators, and finds out why some think taking the risk is worth it.