Guinea may have first evidence of chimpanzees creating a kind of shrine that could indicate sacred trees.
First colour TV in Africa and a hotbed of financial inclusion: 10 facts about Tanzania ahead of major elections
Because of its political stability, it is one of Africa's less talked about countries, but like a duck, it is paddling mightily under the surface.
5 big African conservation stories that have touched animal lovers this year - and caused global outrage
Such has been their impact, that they attracted more sympathy than causes about human suffering, as petitions and donations soared.
Palm oil is African in origin, but countries like the two Congos and Cameroon could pay a high price for the expansion in its production,