The vuvuzela might do it for many football fanatics. But as he prepares to travel to Gabon for the Africa Cup of Nations, Robin Adams isn't looking forward to his ears getting another workout.
In the wake of the latest atrocities in the northern city of Kano, most Nigerians recognise that their country is now in grave danger.
At least 600 former rebels have signed up for an interior ministry programme designed to integrate ex-militiamen into the country's new security forces.
Many people are stocking up on food and petrol supplies in case unions do not sign a deal with the government over energy dispute on Saturday.
The clock is ticking. Will I make it back to the hotel before 6pm - when the curfew starts?
Al Jazeera's Imran Khan meet Libyan graffiti artist Adnan Al Gargani at his home in central Tripoli.
Thoughts on Diamond Jubilees, African treasures, and the British Museum
Conflicting accounts gathered from a day in former Gaddafi stronghold Bani Walid reveals the tensions that simmer just below the surface of Libyan life.
The Berber town of Zawarah was a particular target of the Gaddafi regime's brutality.
A kilometre-long stretch of road in Misrata exhibits all the battle scars of Libya's recent war, and now an ad hoc museum has sprung on it up to honour the revolution.
During the revolution the Tawarga people found themselves besieged by forces loyal to Gaddafi, the former Libyan leader who was killed in October at the height of the uprising.