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.
The scale of brutality might be novel to post-Apartheid South Africa, but the deadly story is not altogether new.
I've spent enough time at the mine in Marikana by now to understand exactly how unclear the situation is in many ways.
Rare sense of hope surrounds new dialogue between African rivals, while economic situation for both states is dire.
Attention is on platinum strike despite violent protests else where that have left many children unable to go to school.
The strategic city of Douentza was attacked one week by Tuareg separatists, and captured by an Islamic group the next.
The confusing turn of events following the mining 'massacre' raises serious questions about South Africa's leadership.
The rich world's hand-me-downs offer many Nigerians the chance to dress smartly in designer wear while not paying a lot.