The country is on edge over the death of another activist – and the state's apparent glee.
The disappearance of two activists is a serious challenge to Angola's leader before he retires.
Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais has won a prestigious award recognising his efforts to fight graft and expose human rights abuse.
It is up to the new-look Parliament to drive through changes – which the king can veto.
Head of Commonwealth observer mission says there are grave concerns about a political system in Swaziland.
The great majority of Swazis are living in post-conflict style emergency thanks to the greed of the country’s royal family a new report claims.
Swaziland's polls offer little hope of change, but some candidates believe they can be agents of change, writes Louise Redvers.
Thousands of children are working in small-scale Tanzanian gold mines, with many using or being exposed to mercury, a new report says.
Critics have attacked Angolan president for 'cynical' answers he gave in his first television interview in 22 years
Animal rights activists have criticised proposals by Angola's government to start culling seals in what it claims is a bid to protect fish stocks.