Considered the equivalent of Tutankhamun's mask, this symbol of precolonial civilisation could leave South Africa for the first time.
Steenkamp's parents are remembering their daughter on what would have been her 32nd birthday, two days before the planned release of Oscar Pistorius.
President Jacob Zuma's "undiplomatic" reaction to the death of Cecil the Lion at US hunter Walter Palmer's hand fails to amuse in Zimbabwe.
The continent is two years away from being certified polio-free but violent insurgencies could hamper efforts to finally eradicate the virus.
Men sent to stabilise the Central African Republic are accused of sexual violation and civilian death.
Officials are examining options such as hilltop lookouts to avoid a repeat of the scare involving Australian surfer Mick Fanning.
The parents of Reeva Steenkamp have condemned a decision to free the Paralympian on parole in August, when he will have served just 10 months in jail.
The organisation wants senior military officers investigated for war crimes including murder, starvation, suffocation and torture.
A small, solemn memorial service was held close to a recently discovered shipwreck where over 200 African slaves drowned at the bottom of the sea.
Nigerians have placed their faith in a former dictator to crack down on graft and Boko Haram.