Somalia's president has offered an amnesty to young pirates in a bid to end attacks off the coast as he seeks to rebuild the war-torn country.
Camel's milk, cherished by the Cushite people of Kenya, is now enjoying a renaissance in the capital Nairobi and could become internationally coveted.
This week's AU summit will try to show a united front on Libya, even though calls are mounting within the grouping for Muammar Gaddafi to leave.
With the war on Aids nearing its 30th anniversary, the United Nations on Thursday declared "a moment of truth" had come for new strategies.
Leaders of the African Union agreed at a summit on Monday to reinforce the AU peacekeeping mission in Somalia to counter al-Shabaab insurgents.
The African force battling al-Qaeda-linked rebels in Mogadishu, Somalia, will be boosted by a battalion from Guinea.
A group of young Somali musicians in exile is challenging the hard-line al-Shabaab Islamists who control large swathes of their homeland.
The karateka grandmas of Korogocho slum are learning the rudiments of martial arts in order to survive in one of Kenya's most dangerous shantytowns.
From prolonged droughts to melting ice caps to heavy flooding and unpredictable weather, climate change effects are already wrecking lives in Africa.