DRC, the continent's beautiful and precarious heart, sits once again upon a ticking bomb.
The AU's long-term goal of peace and prosperity will be a pipe dream unless it tackles gender issues.
Quietly and in incremental steps an energy megaproject is taking shape in one of Africa's least-developed countries, the Democratic Republic of Congo.
During the xenophobic attacks in Durban, Amuri Djuma's shop was looted and 80% of his goods was stolen. He still hopes to rebuild his life in SA.
Racism and the financial meltdown kept a Congolese master chef down and out in Belgium. Back at home, he has finally won the stardom he fought for.
Fifteen of the 20 men suspected of attempting to overthrow DRC President Joseph Kabila two years ago say they were caught up in a money-making scam.
Fifteen Congolese men, accused of plotting to overthrow Congo's president and undergoing military training at a Limpopo farm, have been released.
Japanese researchers have developed a new test for Ebola, which they say is quicker and cheaper than the current method used.
The spectre of a rapacious king and the legacy of European colonialism hang over Lubumbashi in the DRC, writes Anton Goosen.
Mapping the precise flows of conflict weaponry in Africa is an arduous task given the number of militias operating in the DRC alone.
Ice on the Rwenzori mountain range is melting at "disturbing" rates, and within two decades Africa's equatorial peaks will be bare rock.
A third of the Central African Republic refugees in Boyabo are aged between 18 and 30, and they are "dangerously" idle.
Residents in the capital of the DRC have been left to feel uneasy after gunfire erupted throughout the city and several reporters were taken hostage.
After a deadly attack by rebels in DRC's Kamango, SA helicopters in the UN intervention force have helped the country's troops take back the town.
A grisly attack in eastern DRC has left 21 people dead, and several women and children raped, mutilated and beheaded, says the UN.
In a landmark intelligence-gathering exercise, the UN will begin using drones in the DRC to monitor its border and movements by armed groups.
The DRC and defeated M23 rebels are set to sign a peace deal in what the UN hopes will be a key step in efforts to end decades of war.
UN experts have accused Uganda and Rwanda of backing M23 rebels, and despite denials, officials in Kigali have been anxious over the turn of events.
The Catholic activist has warned the world not to sweep the leader of the LRA under the carpet.