Gabon's strongman president, Ali Bongo, is barely clinging to power after contested elections, a stroke and a coup attempt. The Bongo family has run this stable central African nation for 52 years.
Data suggest that people are living many years in poor health in Africa.
The leading causes of death in sub-Saharan Africa for adults 15 to 49 years were AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, maternal disorders, and road injuries.
The need for qualified teachers is a major challenge in a number of African countries.
After the 1994 genocide, Rwanda pivoted towards the Anglophone world. But not entirely.
Some human rights activists worry that Cameroon could be the site of Africa's next civil war.
Anglophones have long complained that their language and culture are marginalised. They say if this doesn't change, they must be granted independence.
The transnational project conceived 30 years ago to replenish the drying waters of Lake Chad finally seems poised to take off. But first, internal politics within member states must be overcome.
A deal to finally hold long-postponed elections has been reached, but parts of the country are still dealing with violence and chaos.
Human population groups worldwide are highly homogeneous genetically. They are in fact 99.5% similar and their anatomical features vary in an uncorrelated fashion over the landscape.