A recent report on Millennium Development Goals reveals that Ghana is set to become the first African country to halve poverty and hunger before 2015, while primary school enrolment in Ethiopia has risen by more than 500% since 1994.
• Hilfiger tackles poverty in Africa
The inaugural Brand Africa Forum is a one-day summit of pan-African decision-makers in the fields of media, business, nation branding and civil society. The gathering is hosted by Brand South Africa, and takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on 16 September.
• Media forum debates Brand South Africa
Four men are changing the global image of Swaziland one artwork at a time, as the group running the whimsical art-filled castle that is House on Fire work to turn their country, one of the smallest in Africa, into the most happening place on the continent.
• Showy and subversive: Holy Afro!