A member of the European Parliament on Thursday warned there was a direct link between the availability of development aid to African countries and a commitment towards democracy and human rights on the continent.
The child moaning as he lies on a bit of dirty cloth on the hospital floor has more bone than flesh. He has no family, but his fate is shared by thousands of children, victims of the famine and poverty crippling Angola.
More than 20 people are gathered in the corridor outside Dr Remi Kalejaiye's clinic in a Lagos military hospital, waiting to take part in Africa's first serious attempt to head off an Aids/HIV epidemic.
Former president Nelson Mandela said on Thursday that while South Africa was in the midst of a serious Aids epidemic, a study he commissioned on HIV prevalence showed changing sexual practices, especially amongst the youth.
Vindza and Kimba, two cities in the heart of Congo's Pool region, have become virtual ghost towns in recent months, as residents flee to the forest to escape fighting between government troops and rebels.
In a move that appeared to end an embarrassing episode for Swaziland's royal family, King Mswati III has become engaged to a woman whose mother is suing to prevent the pair from marrying, royal sources said on Monday.
Zimbabwe banned British Prime Minister Tony Blair and scores of his top officials from traveling here and imposed visa requirements on British citizens in retaliation for European sanctions, state radio reported on Friday.
Restaurant customers in Zimbabwe pay with thick wads of local currency bulging in their bags and pockets. Real estate buyers hand over deposits of millions of Zimbabwean dollars stuffed into suitcases and car trunks.