The race to be president will be hotly contested but whoever wins will face pressing demands from civil servants.
Zambia's Michael Sata is clearly in poor health. But the government is tight-lipped about his condition and whereabouts.
As world's attention focuses on offensive against al-Shabab, Somali government begins to shackle the local media.
Poor communication and misleading information make covering Africa's remote areas even more difficult.
AU and government forces attempt to strangle al-Shabab's access to money and weapons with new operation on coastline.
Al Jazeera's reporter joins EU force in Bangui who keep Christians and Muslims apart in bid to maintain calm.
Despite a truce, deep distrust remains between Muslims and Christians in Central African Republic's mining town of Boda.
Hundreds of children are traumatised after being separated from their parents during the country's heavy fighting.
Despite ceasefire, most classrooms remain empty with students too afraid to return.
The country, which struggled with violence for months is not getting enough international funding to heal wounds.
Prison sentences for editor and human rights lawyer have been criticised by rights groups and the US State Department.