The world's oldest seed plants are highly desirable to collectors, making them - and the Kirstenbosch gardens - prime targets for cycad poachers.
Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe appears to have achieved his goal of extracting more cash from China.
As SA's most decorated playwright, takes to the stage for the last time, he explains why he will never lose his optimism for the country’s future.
Nelson Mandela's widow talks of their love, her grief and how she censored the media so he would not read bad news about his beloved ANC.
The Christian woman whose apostasy death sentence was overturned is doing well after the US embassy in Khartoum gave the family refuge.
A Nigerian man has been detained in a mental health institution by his family after saying he had lost his belief in God.
Desert Wolf, maker of the Skunk Riot Control Copter, says its machine is "designed to control unruly crowds". But labour activists are condemning it.
Africa's claim to be the 'mobile continent' is even stronger than previously thought.
A massacre in South Sudan, fuelled by hate speech on a radio station, was a "game-changer" in the country's four-month conflict, says an official.
Government staff in Rwanda appear to be using fake accounts to harass journalists on Twitter.