Human rights and the rights of women are the focus of Africa Day, but increasingly terror attacks are hampering development, writes Webster Zambara.
From the Bushfire music and art festival in Swaziland to the Bassline Africa Day Concert, we've rounded up this week's not-to-be-missed events.
After 21 years of democracy, it seems South Africa is still struggling with its identity.
Nine-year-old Dolly, staying in a temporary camp, doesn't understand xenophobia – but like hundreds of children, she bears the brunt all the same.
President Jacob Zuma has stressed that incorporating the African Union anthem in SA schools and churches will help build African unity.
Ghanaian American artist Abena Koomson on life, art and the unifying power of Afrobeat originator Fela Kuti's music.
May 25 is Africa Day. It is neither a day for Afropessimists to gloat nor one for Afro-optimists to say the African dream has been achieved.
The Bassline Africa Day concert features top South African acts performing alongside some of the continent's most celebrated new talent.
In celebrating Africa Day, the ANC has said the quest for economic independence and development in Africa remains an ideal.
African leaders have opened celebrations for the 50th jubilee of the continental bloc with Africa's problems set aside for a day to mark progress.
Carefully honed and systematically applied reconciliation policies could serve to strengthen cooperation and renewal on the continent.
In Jo’burg, Olufemi stands shoulder to shoulder with the pride of Africa’s top musicians.
Conditions are auspicious for Africa's two biggest economies to work together for mutual profit.
Kwame Nkrumah envisioned an Africa united by necessity and if anything can get the continent's nations to work together, it's the prospect of wealth.
Bogaletch Gebre was born in rural Ethiopia in the 1950s into circumstances "not much different than most of the girls of my time".
The proposed R700-million building in Midrand which will host the meetings of the Pan-African Parliament is still just a big hole in the ground.
Far-flung lowtech satellite dishes have been bringing the continent up to astronomical speed.
Judges find that banning daughters from inheriting positions is not a discriminatory practice.