Military intervention may not be the best answer to terrorism in nations such as Mali.
Mani Djelassem works in a centre that helps children with HIV
Migration and its effects are under the spotlight again
Stephen McGowan's family have been asked to keep a low profile after French forces rescued one of his fellow al-Qaeda hostages.
Stephen McGowan's whereabouts are unknown despite the release of the Dutch national who was kidnapped alongside him in Timbuktu in 2011.
South Africa has many attributes that make it a worthy representative of Africa on the world stage, but is set to lose its first place.
Civil society activists are calling on the African Union to make public the findings of an inquiry into human rights abuses in South Sudan.
Many of the nations fighting the terror group have themselves been accused of human rights abuses and even of war crimes.
But fears of civilian casualties could see the army renege on a commitment to disarm combatants.
Elections and Abuja's need to lead are hindering AU efforts to take on the militants.