David Smith reflects on a Machiavellian Jacob Zuma, a warped Robert Mugabe, and the people of South Africa and the continent who won his admiration.
Almost half of Madagascan children under five suffer from chronic malnutrition, yet less than 0.5% of the national budget is spent on the problem.
R is for Respect refers to controversy over The Spear, another painting depicting the president’s genitalia, which led to 2012 protests.
Mohammud Modibbo, thought to be the oldest pupil in Nigeria, has died at the age of 94.
Malwande Mhamhe, a promising black player, tells David Smith how prejudice forced him out of the game and lifts the lid on attitudes in SA rugby.
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.