A landmark court judgement in South Africa has struck a heavy blow against the polluters as well as sloppy government efforts to enforce legislation.
There have been enough coups and attempted coups in West Africa and the wider Sahel over the past two years to suggest that there is a pattern. Analysis by Anver Versi and Neil Ford.
The two-year closure of schools in Uganda has taken a heavy toll, not only on students but also on the education infrastructure. Can lost time be made up? Epajjar Ojulu reports.
The Nigerian Navy recently added to its fleet as it scales up its operations against pirates, terrorists and other criminals. Adam Sheppard reports.
In South Africa the poor, who are actually the majority, are often treated like criminals. This is a long way from the promise of freedom and equality that came with the end of Apartheid, says Kelebogile Motswatswa.
Lord Peter Hain pays tribute to his long-time friend and fellow campaigner for justice, the late great Archbishop Desmond Tutu.