The Mo Ibrahim Index announced this week that 31 of 48 countries are run better.
Gift started kindergarten this year, but misses his sister who was taken away in a custody dispute.
Thabang Thimbela's foster parents struggle to guide him and his foster sister Bulelwa through the temptations of adolescence.
South African photographer Mikhael Subotsky's images offer stark evidence of apartheid's lingering shadow.
Trillions of dollars’ worth of oil are present, but the environmental costs are high, too – and growing.
Despite political and economic turmoil, the country remains a place of hope.
New cable channels offer view of diverse continent through Africans’ eyes.