With the predominantly Tutsi rebel group M23 routed and vowing to disarm, attention is shifting to how to cement and extend peace across eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and ease the decades-long suffering and deprivation of millions of civilians.
More than 300 stakeholders in the global creative economy are in Cape Town to thrash out how to unlock Africa's creative industries' possibilities, to propel the continent into the world economy's emerging high-growth sectors. The universal feeling is that it's a continent packed with potential.
While India and Africa are successful trading partners, Africa mostly exports raw materials and resources. African trade officials are now calling for more Indian investment to boost industrialisation for development to competitively produce finished goods.
The king of the jungle is not yet critically endangered, but if conservations efforts are not reinforced, lions may become just a memory. Several organisations work to save the big cats, which are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.
• Giving wildlife a sporting chance
World Elephant Day, 12 August, aims to raise awareness of the dangers faced by the gentle giants of the wild and to support initiatives that protect them. Their numbers in Africa are down from a million in 1980 to less than 400 000 today.
• Tusker research goes social
Ocean Sole in Kenya is taking marine conservation and recycling to beautiful ends. It creates works of art, household items, jewellery and other objects out of discarded flip-flops that otherwise clog up the country's beaches, coast and waterways.
• Pollution gets the boot