On 29 May South Africa officially handed over the brand new library for the Timbuktu Manuscripts to the Malian government. South Africa was instrumental in the building of the facility and the training of archival staff.
• Saving priceless African history
Grandmothers from across Africa have joined with grandmothers from Canada for the first African Grandmothers' Gathering, to call for greater support and recognition of their role in caring for grandchildren orphaned by Aids.
• The great granny revolution
Two African organisations are among the three winners of the inaugural Breaking Borders awards, given by Google and alternative media group Global Voices to those fighting for free expression via the internet and other technology platforms.
• Google's SMS internet for Uganda