The continent is hoping a new crisis response force will help lessen its reliance on foreign help.
Attacks on pupils are inflicting dreadful damage on Nigeria's already precarious education systems.
The organisation has called on the government to help women and girls who have escaped from Boko Haram with post-rape care and psychosocial support.
Botswana has been a haven for immigrants, but now many fear a change in policy.
South Africa has been left red-faced by the secret departure of Madagascar's exiled leader.
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.