Media reports on Africa’s universities tend to focus only on their shortcomings, ignoring that in the last decade almost all the continent's higher education institutions have recorded massive growth - in some cases quadrupling in size.
Children's rights activist Michel Chikwanine was kidnapped as a five-year-old and used as a child soldier in Democratic Republic of Congo. Now he has turned his story into a graphic novel. It is aimed at children from 10 years old and up. He wants to educate that age group about the issue.
Sam Mensah found out that it is better to give than receive: in giving gifts he received success in return, after he saw the potential market for African garments and designs around the world. A significant element of the business is to present a more truthful picture of the continent.
Nollywood is Africa's first economically viable film industry and one of the greatest explosions of popular culture ever seen on the continent. Nigerian film, long known for B-grade fare, is now producing high-quality movies able to compete internationally - allowing Africans to tell their own stories to the world.