Significant challenges exist in terms of Africa’s political stability, underdeveloped infrastructure, poor education and under-diversified economies.
So who is Robert Mugabe and how has he held onto power for so long?
Hammarskjöld remains one of the most revered UN leaders; and in Africa, his legacy is particularly relevant given his commitment to decolonisation.
Dag Hammarskjöld, as second Secretary-General, sought to shape the UN as an organisation devoted to peace.
The president believes that his country can advise Europe on its refugee crisis - and the "consequences which flow as a result of chaos".
The changing climate, combined with costly fertiliser and seeds, means agriculture is becoming less attractive for many.
Zambia's Edgar Lungu shouldn't consider his presidential victory to mean business as usual in the management of the economy.
There’s evidence of electoral abuse by the ruling party, which was re-elected. Will South Africa follow the same path as Lusaka?
Zambian President Edgar Lungu pipped his opponent Hakainde Hichilema - but Hichilema's party said it would appeal the result.
Opposition repeats calls for greater urgency in releasing election results amid concerns about rigging.
Country's president has apologised for this week's violence as army joined police in seeking to restore calm. Looming in the horizon is an election.
Country preparing ground for ‘inevitable’ post-election aid, as economy under intense pressure.
It would be easy to say minerals have taken a hammering, but some are proving to be bullet-proof.
Africa’s, and one of the world's, biggest mining conference gets underway in Cape Town - attendance is expected to be 6,000
Fighting back hard: Zambia’s currency, seen as world’s worst performing, rallies the most in 7 years
The currency rallied more than 10% this week, the most since November 2008, as policy makers go in hard with more conventional tools.
Used by both Zambia and Zimbabwe, Kariba dam is hovering just above the minimum levels need for power generation.
These African 'countries' don’t officially exist - including one that you've probably never heard of
Post-colonial African liberation movements you might not have heard too much about, and why owners like Angola, Zambia and Namibia won't 'let go'.
The bank also removed limits on interest rates commercial lenders can charge--meaning borrowers in the country could soon be sweating heavily.
The Bakota gorge offers the world’s first commercial High Wire. It's hard not to grow a sense of respect for a country that tries so hard to excel.