The state-run Grain Marketing Board, designed to promote food security, is being blamed for exacerbating Zimbabwe's chronic food shortages.
Unicef estimates that 13% of Zimbabwean children are engaged in child labour, a problem spurred by the demise of the country's manufacturing sector.
African diaspora savings, at US$53-billion every year, exceed annual remittances to the continent and could aid development, if tapped into.
Thai teachers have been under attack from Muslim insurgents who see them as representatives of the state.
Government says there has been a poor response to the male circumcision programme which aims to circumcise about 3-million men by the end of 2015.
The financial crisis in Europe has brought an influx of Portuguese migrants to Mozambique, creating employment opportunities in the process.
Health centres in Uganda are struggling to help those affected by nodding syndrome, a condition that causes seizures and stunting in children.
About a third of Côte d'Ivoire's cashew nuts are smuggled abroad every year, robbing the country of a valuable income stream.
Nineteen NGOs have written to UN chief Ban Ki-moon to express concern over a new "robust" brigade to be deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Thousands of kilograms of food aid intended for Swaziland's food insecure were recently found rotting in the government's main storage warehouses.