Chad has been hit by a refugee influx from Darfur and Central African Republic as well as the return of its citizens expelled from Libya.
The only woman in Mali's presidential race is determined to connect with people on the streets.
Mali on Saturday lifted a state of emergency to allow campaigning to begin for the first round of presidential elections scheduled for July 28.
Resource-lean, short of professionals and prone to food crises, Malawi doesn't look like a candidate for any of the millennium development goals.
Police were on the point of arresting Peter Roebuck on a charge of sexual assault when he apparently jumped from his Cape Town hotel window.
Claims of police torture and rapid plea bargains by under-pressure crime unit raise questions over Anni Dewani murder.
African youth are trading in their guns for sticks, as a rural pursuit once seen as backward enjoys a revival in townships.
The global diamond industry has controversially cleared the way for President Robert Mugabe's regime to raise millions of dollars from exports.
On the mountain of the night in the kingdom in the sky, just space -- no gimmicks -- at Southern African tourism's final frontier.
Wallace and Gromit are taking on their most ambitious adventure yet: bringing animation skills to one of South Africa's most violent townships.