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.
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.