As the battle for succession accelerates, what do we know about one of Africa's longest serving leaders?
Biohazard suits are in short supply causing prices to rise as a result of 'increased anxiety' in the US
The heritage and lifestyle of the pastoralists will be threatened, Masai activists said
Tongue-in-cheek video pokes fun at the rise in 'voluntourism', but the message is a serious one
Boko Haram suspected of murderous attack by bomber who dressed as a schoolboy to get inside building
Yes and no: Tunisia's politics are not just a battle between religious hard-liners and progressives
Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp, the model, law graduate and domestic violence campaigner
Deal to free more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in April is in doubt after latest abductions and attacks
Goalkeeper shot in the chest while trying to protect his girlfriend during township robbery
The UN launches an emergency appeal for funds as China is criticised for its failure to contribute
Ebola is a frightening disease, but others kill far more people without generating international alarm
Robert Mugabe's second wife enters politics as commentators warn she could be poised to take over
By 2050, Africa’s population will hit 2.4 billion. What effect will this have and what opportunities will it present for your business?
Nigeria's population is expected to surpass the US by 2050. Where else will the continent grow?
After a six-month trial, Oscar Pistorius is cleared of murder but convicted of culpable homicide
Briton who survived Ebola plans to continue working in Sierra Leone and urges Cameron to take action
Refugees from Sudan and Eritrea were pressured to move on, Human Rights Watch says
Two years after 34 people died at the British-owned Marikana mine, an inquiry seems no closer to the truth
A year after 1,000 people died in Cairo's Rab'a Square, investigators says mass killings went 'according to plan'
Trade topped the agenda and human rights were off the table as Barack Obama met with presidents, kings and dictators