The oil-price crash has hurt such countries as Angola, while others, like Ivory Coast and Ethiopia, are “doing very well”
I love the passing interest with which South Africans regard Kenya and the rest of the continent. Like Americans, they also haven’t been to "Africa"
Today whites are getting involved in a culture that used to be exclusively practised in the black townships, and has underground roots.
Zimbabwe’s education system is ranked 43rd, while South Africa comes in at 140th, beating only Egypt, Angola, Yemen and Libya.
The country is in the midst of the worst outbreak of anti- immigrant violence in more than half a decade.
The continent will perplex, test you to the limit, but also cheer, as the events into early April months testify.
People in the slums of Africa's cities sometimes live on the extreme of poverty; and often their response is extreme mind-blowing innovation.
It’s the worst anti-immigrant violence since 2008, when about 60 people were killed and about 50,000 displaced from their homes.
Despite the efforts of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, differences are still played up.
Moving the foreigners was easier than fighting off a mob, one police officer said.
The violence has resurrected the spectre of the deadly xenophobia around Johannesburg's townships in 2008 that left 62 people dead.
The culturally rich township is also home to the only street in the world to have housed two Nobel Prize winners.