Military intervention may not be the best answer to terrorism in nations such as Mali.
The pope was scheduled to visit Kenya, Uganda and CAR during his first trip to Africa, one plagued by security fears and potential rain disruptions.
China has been spreading its wealth around to increase its influence, but what can the recipients of its largesse learn from its actions in Africa?
The hostage situation at a hotel in the Malian capital Bamako comes after months of sporadic violence.
A festival at a camp for the displaced in Malawi affirms the dignity of those seeking refuge there.
The Sadc country's farmers feel trapped in a contract system they blame for low prices and growing debt in its tobacco industry.
Girl aged just 11 one of two bombers linked to terror group Boko Haram. Suicide bombings have killed 49 people in less than 24 hours.
Petroleum companies in the Niger Delta seek alternatives to the destructive and costly business.
King Mswati III actually bought the jet claimed to be the gift of anonymous benefactors – twice.
Ken Saro-Wiwa spoke out against the devastation of Niger Delta by oil companies and the corrupt Nigerian government. He was executed on a school day.
Opposition leader Abdourahman Boreh is expected to continue his almost comical cross-examination today as the president remains absent.
Hafsat Mohammed uses hope to counter hate, but the activist knows the threats she faces are all too real.
Almost half of Madagascan children under five suffer from chronic malnutrition, yet less than 0.5% of the national budget is spent on the problem.
The leader of rebel group M23 has warned that the peace deal signed two years ago could fail because of the state's lack of commitment.
Shell has been accused of making false claims about its oil spill cleanup operations in Nigeria and has been urged to help the worst-hit communities.
On Facebook he was called a "kaffir", a non-Muslim for working with Western media. They told him, "We will get you and we will kill you soon."
African nuclear expertise is limited, so countries are looking abroad to achieve their nuclear ambitions.
People bore the brunt of the savagery committed by both sides in the warlords' battle for power.
Gunmen hurled grenades and battled with police in deadly clashes in Burundi, the latest violence since the re-election of Pierre Nkurunziza.