The country is not as dependent on gold as it was 20 years ago, but it still contributes a considerable amount to GDP.
South Africans differ on whether releasing footage of President Zuma visiting ailing Mandela was a mere publicity stunt.
The Maasai argue their way of life conserves the environment, but the Tanzanian government says they are destroying it.
Bill is to protect state information but some fear it may be used like neighbouring Zimbabwe's privacy act to gag media.
Tuareg group clueless about what to do with suspected Ansar al-Dine fighters they are holding in a makeshift prison.
Country holds first major election since 3,000 people died in widespread violence during the 2010 presidential polls.
Swazi king reigns over a land his detractors describe as an island of dictatorship.
Former inmate describes Bossembele in the Central African Republic as ousted President Bozize's "personal prison".
An estimated 42 percent of population does not even know where next meal is coming from.
Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurated under new constitution designed to overcome divisions blighting the East African nation.
Little has change for residents of Makoko since authorities destroyed shacks, displacing hundreds, eight months ago.