Protests resumed in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, on Friday with demonstrators demanding President Blaise Compaore step down. The UN special envoy spoke about the situation in an exclusive DW interview.
Reconciliation between warring militias and speedy elections are the means to bring peace to the Central African Republic, says interim president Catherine Samba-Panza.She told DW about the challenges she faces.
Tributes are flowing in for South African national football captain Senzo Meyiwa after he was shot dead by burglars. President Jacob Zuma said police must "leave no stone unturned" to find the killers.
366 refugees died off the island of Lampedusa a year ago. A new European refugee policy has not eased the plight of other migrants. Police regularly detain them on the southern German border.