Lesotho may head to the polls soon in an attempt to restore political stability, as the country's leadership crisis appears to be intensifying.
The African sense of kinship is more forgiving, but also very insular, writes Lee Mwiti.
Plagued by divisions and lack of funds, those in the opposition ranks continue to fight each other.
The factional battles in Zanu-PF spilled into the open at a 10-hour meeting, with rivals going for the jugular.
It is seriously damaging local industry but it is making a great deal of money for the government.
The broadcasting authority has declared a major shift but critics fear it signals more of the same.
The IMF is worried that aspects of the alluring sovereign wealth pool are not clearly outlined.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking over from Zuma at mediation talks with Lesotho ministers who disagree over the reopening of Parliament.
The wife of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe will 'meet the grassroots' in a bid to thwart Joice Mujuru's presidential ambitions
The luxury apartment of South Africa's former high commissioner to Ghana, leased and decorated with state funds, has come under official scrutiny.
Journalism groups have expressed outrage and concern over the arrest and sedition charges of Botswana journalist Outsa Mokone.
A Rwandan national and three Tanzanians have been jailed for a failed attempt to assassinate exiled Rwandan general Kayumba Nyamwasa in South Africa.
Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli has been seen in Maseru and says he is not in hiding, nor did he seize a cache of army weapons.
The influx of people needing to be treated for Ebola has put strain on health services in West Africa, with workers having to turn patients away.
Lesotho's coalition leaders, who met Jacob Zuma following an attempted coup, have been given two days to agree on a date to open Parliament.
The AU said lifting the travel ban would ease the economic impact of the restrictions, which add to continent's woes.
President Jacob Zuma has commended a peace agreement in Mozambique ahead of the country's October elections.
The African Union will have to deal with a crisis of another colour altogether, even as a continental response strategy to illness takes shape.
A new map has shown that more regions in Africa are at risk of animal-related Ebola infections than previously feared.