The government needs to address the causes of xenophobia and hold people accountable, says Human Rights Watch at the release of its World Report 2015.
Bill and Melinda Gates believe poor people's live will change rapidly in the near future. M&G's Health reporter Amy Green speaks to Bill Gates.
Political changes in Burkina Faso make a compelling reason to revisit the dynamics involved in Africa's international relations and diplomacy.
African countries hit by Ebola are struggling from the fallout of the disease, and countries are calling for their debts to be alleviated.
There are 15 key pointers to watch this year that will indicate the direction in which Africa is heading.
Family homes are being destroyed under the orders of King Mswati III, to make land available for a Science, Innovation and Biotechnology Park.
Footage obtained alleges that the Swazi royal family have forcibly replaced a local chief with a family member, torturing any who oppose them.
Author Martin Meredith, who writes about the continent's history and politics, speaks to Shaun de Waal about his latest book, 'Fortunes of Africa’.
HRW interviews with victims of Boko Haram abductions in Nigeria reveal forced marriages and religious conversions, physical and psychological abuse.
South Africa is not seeing the benefits of investment in the continent as investors look for new markets that "give them a growth story".
If Africans are not careful, their predicted future wealth will fall into foreign hands - as has happened in the past, writes Khaya Dlanga.
African countries need to work together to build economic growth with social inclusion and public accountability, writes Jay Naidoo.
The best kinds of lists are the subjective ones – much like the best blogs, writes arts and culture editor Zodwa Kumalo-Valentine.
The spread of extremism and Ebola contradict the "Africa rising" narrative but good governance can overcome the continent's problems, says Mo Ibrahim.
A lot of things went wrong for Africa since the 1960s, but here's one you probably didn't know about: we got shorter.
Investor interest is likely to centre on PMI reports in China and Europe. Both sets of reports may be disappointing. Here is your guide.
Swaziland residents share their stories of being kicked off their family's land by members of the royal family and politically-connected individuals.
We take a look at developments of the deadly virus as it continues to spread in West Africa. How did it start and how are countries dealing with it?