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.
Bloggers in the West African country of Ivory Coast are using a "soap bucket challenge" on social media to raise awareness about the deadly Ebola virus, and educate the people on how to avoid infection.
Social media is bringing health-, nutrition-, education-, and politics-related information to Africans’ smartphones at a phenomenal rate. Now, social media giant Facebook is investing in its 100 million-strong African fanbase to build new business.