The appointment of President Robert Mugabe's son-in-law, Simba Chikore, as CEO of the country's national airline is just the most recent controversy.
Tanzania's new man Magufuli strengthens era of Africa’s ‘baby boomer’ leaders, as a new order struggles to emerge
'Dinosaur' presidents remain in Uganda, Angola, Zimbabwe and even Mauritius. But Tanzania win could have other unexpected consequences.
Angola, Nigeria and Ethiopia are some real stars in the push to put food on African tables.
It's not wise for me to step down now, Angola's long-serving president Dos Santos says, but signals change
The 72-year-old, in power since 1979, is the second-longest ruler in Africa after Equatorial- Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.
It’s sub-Sahara Africa’s 3rd richest nation, drives Porsches, wears Armani – but tops world in under-5 child deaths
Region hosts all 12 countries where more than 10% of children die before their 5th birthday. Another oil-rich economy, Nigeria, is ninth on the list.
For president-elect Buhari, the oil price dip is an uncomfortable echo - it was one of the factors that led to his ouster in 1985.
Sub-Saharan Africa’s second-largest crude producer is also in talks with several other lenders
"Uncle Bob" is helped by geography. He rules in a neighbourhood that presently has few leaders who can outshine him in a significant way.
Will they, won't they? Veteran rulers leave Africa guessing over their next moves as Bashir goes for another bite
Zimbabwe, Zambia and Angola among those where successions are being closely watched and might throw up surprises.
Luanda is said to be the most expensive city in Africa-and the world. Here's how ordinary Angolans beat the odds
'To survive here you have to have more than one job and work really hard.'