One of the most high-profile Africans, Binyavanga Wainaina speaks out about his sexuality.
The ongoing civil war in South Sudan has already killed more than 10 000 people, and peace talks in Addis Ababa are deadlocked.
The ANC has been accused of pettiness for excluding retired archbishop Desmond Tutu from Nelson Mandela's funeral in the Eastern Cape.
Cheap lighting is giving pupils a better chance — and freeing up money for a better diet.
A Kenyan police squad, funded and trained by the UK and the US, stands accused of rights abuses.
A grass-roots campaign is putting pressure on politicians and the courts to act decisively.
In the days following the al-Shabab offensive, Uhuru Kenyatta tells his people to be tolerant
But the hearings against the leaders have been dogged by delays and attempted derailment, writes Daniel Howden.
Salva Kiir's sacking of his entire government reveals the power struggle inside the ruling party.
Among the birthday missives South Sudan received as it turned two this month was one that stood out for all the wrong reasons.