New president's big task is to provide basic amenities to its people, while engaging with al-Shabab militia.
Striking miners in Marikana wanted to hold a solidarity march to tell police to stop "brutalising" them.
Questions being asked as to how a security breach of this kind could have happened.
Fear is in the air as striking miners brace themselves up for the police to return after a day of renewed clashes.
Service delivery protests calling for better living conditions become increasingly common as the poor grow frustrated.
After protesters close down schools, burn buildings and threaten teachers, secret facilities are only learning locale.
First peaceful political transition in decades raises the possibility that the country just might have turned a corner.
Miners and other black South Africans living in poverty feel deserted by the ANC government they helped put into power.
Causing violence is only way to get the government's attention for shocking working conditions, Lonmin miners say.
Neighbouring countries are growing worried about the rise of armed groups in the porous sub-Sahara region.
Somalis won’t be voting in this election but they still have strong opinions on the kind of president they want.