For the most part, Africans used to get along with gays and homosexuals even if they might not agree with the behavior. Then came 2013 and widespread retribution.
Uganda seeks to be a regional power, is militarist and prone to adventures. It fought the rebels in S. Sudan and its troops could jeopardize a peace deal there.
South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, Ghana, and Ethiopia all have economies that are growing at a brisk pace. But their future depends on how they invest that money, writes Matthew Hawkins.