His lineage bars Guy Scott from running for president – only those with Zambian-born parents may do so – but for the next 90 days he will run the nation until elections are held. Outside the country, his race is of the most significance; in Zambia, however, his ability to do the job is far more relevant.
Amidst the fear and hysteria around the Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa, Doctors Without Borders is stretched to its limits treating patients. It needs supplies, but most importantly, the organisation believes accurate information about the disease, like the fact that survivors develop a 10-year immunity, will contain its spread.
African musicians of today are more than just singers banging out a beat for people to dance. They tackle pressing issues using ancient musical traditions, keeping alive the spirit of West Africa's griots. They too are the oral story-tellers and poets who have always been the continent's historians and commentators.
Tired of news of disease and despair, two young African filmmakers – Nigerian Nosarieme Garrick and Tanzanian Kathleen Bomani – are using the power of technology to tell a different story about their continent with the web-based video channel My Africa Is.
The inaugural Women and Girls Summit 2014 will bring together a thousand women from all over Africa to discuss social, health and economic issues.