Marc Ravalomanana's son alleges he is being forcibly held while SADC condemns his surprise return.
Howard French goes on a road trip to find out if China is indeed building an empire in Africa.
Most of the citizens in capital city Maputo don't have access to basic municipal services, and malnutrition is rife.
The levels of poverty and corruption are on the increase and national security remains a worry in Nigeria, 54 years after independence.
Activists claim its good governance ranking flies in the face of attacks on media freedom.
Many have been left wondering why the Lesotho army interferes in politics time and again.
The mountain kingdom's fragile three-party coalition faces further tests in the weeks to come.
Diplomats warned chaos and violence would follow a Libya intervention. They were right.
This weekend's Robert Mugabe-chaired pow-wow has drawn fire for ignoring the region's political crises.
Rights groups are putting pressure on SA to hold an Africa-wide seminar on discrimination and violence that has been postponed several times.