Increasing connectivity on the continent may make it easier for African storytellers to share their own perspectives with the rest of the online world.
A few trips to a military base on the outskirts of the capital, revealed a lot to me about the ethnic and political divide in the west African country of Mali.
The base is the headquarters of a mid ranking officer who paraded on the national stage in a daring and unprecedented way.
Al Jazeera correspondent Haru Mutasa shares her experience after she went in search of an interview with Congolese rebel leader Cobra Matata.
Haru Mutasa speaks to people from the two Congolese ethnic groups, the Hema and the Lendu - who drew swords during the country's bloody past - to get a better understanding of Thomas Lubanga, who has been guilty at the ICC in The Hague.
Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb attends a public screening in the northern town of Lira, where locals are given the opportunity to watch the viral YouTube video for the first time.
"Welcome to Mogadishu, someone shouts out as I walk around the city. Everytime I come back to Somalia - what never ceases to surprise me is that amid all this uncertainty and violence - life goes on.
A deep love for football doesn't always run smooth, but every so often it's hard not to fall head over heels for the beautiful game all over again.
Comparing Senegal to the Arab Spring is convenient, but the real story is that Dakar's democratic credentials are under threat.
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.