Hundreds of teachers have been murdered and millions of pupils terrorised in central Africa.
We take a look at the famous and the notorious who died in 2015.
Activist and loyal ANC member Shaka Sisulu has "broken ranks" and disagreed with Wednesday's reshuffle, deploring the "neutered" ANC's response.
A weekly round up of this week's hot-ticket events.
Press ombud Johan Retief has ruled that neither the department of correctional services nor any other source confirmed this referral.
The Mail & Guardian has won several prizes at this year's prestigious Vodacom Journalist of the Year awards.
The secretive state of Djibouti has drawn the gaze of the world as its leader, Ismaïl Guelleh, is penalised for alleged abuse.
Michael Masutha has called for a parole board review of Oscar Pistorius's release, saying he wasn't technically eligible for consideration.
The Supreme Court in Swaziland has ordered the release of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and editor Bheki Makhubu.
Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has absolved President Jacob Zuma for the misuse of state funds to upgrade his home in Nkandla.