Six months after an attempted coup, voters in Lesotho will turn out for early legislative elections on 28 February.
Factsheets and guides
The eviction of Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) MPs from this week’s State of the Nation Address raised a number of questions surrounding the use of security forces within the South African National Assembly and Parliament, and under which conditions such force is warranted.
On Tuesday 20 January Zambians went to the polls to elect a new president. Here is our factsheet on the candidates in the run-up to the election.
How many orphaned children are there in South Africa? Figures range from 3.4-million to nearly 4-million. Some projections have suggested figures as high as 5.2-million.
South Africa has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world. This factsheet looks at how unemployment is measured.
The West African Ebola epidemic, the worst in the history of the disease, has focused international attention on sub-Saharan Africa in 2014 – and rightly so, given the virulence and rapid spread of the virus. Yet other deaths in the region dwarf those of the virus.