From a dinosaur to a ski resort, here are eight things you didn't know about Lesotho - Africa's unusual "kingdom in the sky".
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has returned from China with optimistic reports on plans to work together on energy, infrastructure and transport.
SA has called a SADC meeting to discuss the recent Lesotho "coup", while the SANDF has refuted claims that it was involved in foiling the attempt.
The attempted assassination of a military commander has plunged Lesotho into turmoil after an apparent coup that forced the prime minister to flee.
Somalia's al-Shabab rebels have carried out a major attack against intelligence headquarters and a detention facility in central Mogadishu.
The defence department says South African troops have not been involved in foiling an alleged coup in Lesotho.
Lesotho's Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing has taken charge of the government after Prime Minister Thomas Thabane fled the country.
Tom Thabane says he has been "removed from control not by the people but by the armed forces" and has fled South Africa in fear of his life.
Thesele Maseribane has accused the deputy prime minister of involvement in the move to seize power, after an attempted coup in the landlocked country.
Armed forces have seized control of the country's police headquarters and jammed radio stations and phones, says a government minister.
Beijing’s relations with countries in Africa are riddled with lies and truths and everything in between. Separating myth from fact is not easy.
Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe appears to have achieved his goal of extracting more cash from China.
Sierra Leone's markets have crumbled under the widespread panic that has affected most of Africa.
A Senegalese epidemiologist who contracted Ebola while working for the organisation. The current outbreak has killed at least 120 healthcare workers.
President Peter Mutharika has shot down Cabinet ministers' request for a 600% salary hike to cover the higher cost of living.
The jihadist group said it has taken the town of Gwoza in the north by force and that it intends to govern the whole of Nigeria under Islamic law.
The DRC has confirmed its first Ebola outbreak in 2014, but claims it's unrelated to the epidemic. It comes as the first UK case is also confirmed.
Thomas Thabane has defended the Guptas as "solid business-people" and his decision to appoint them to market Lesotho.
Diplomats warned chaos and violence would follow a Libya intervention. They were right.