The end of conflict with the M23 rebels has people in the eastern DRC hoping for peace.
It is not the Arab Spring, but it looks a lot like it.
Security forces may be trying to silence both rape survivors and the organisations that assist them.
Africa’s newest state struggles to find balance while securing its identity.
Aid to the continent has been marked by efforts to bring stability to war torn countries and to help with post-conflict reconstruction.
France's leader brought gifts for South Africa, but ultimately focused on intervention further north.
France is likely to welcome a more robust South African military presence on the continent.
Besides its own challenges, the region must address the economic and trafficking problems.
How will Africans achieve a more prosperous and peaceful continent in 50 years' time?
The exclusion of three controversial candidates has offered hope of the country returning to normality.