The Africa Cup of Nations begins in a few days, with Equatorial Guinea taking on Congo in the first match. Players are doing more than limbering up; they are also turning to their magic men for that charm that will bring them success. In Africa, superstition is more than just wearing your lucky underpants.
Nigerian Kunle Adeyemi's floating school in Makoko, Lagos, has received widespread international appeal and won the acclaimed architect several awards.
In the first in a series of photo galleries refocusing the image of African countries, we look at the West African nation of Ghana, on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. With a population of some 27-million, Ghana is rated the seventh-best governed and fifth-most stable country in Africa, with the continent's sixth-largest economy.
Travel bans for the Ebola-afflicted countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia are not only unnecessary, they will also cause more harm than good by stopping the flow of health workers, medical supplies and humanitarian aid, and further damaging the beleaguered countries' economies, writes Khalid Koser, chair of the Global Agenda Council on Migration.
With the payoff line "the hardest hardcore is Angolan hardcore", a new documentary Death Metal Angola follows the staging of the first rock festival in Angola in 2011, in the process revealing the liberating effect this most extreme form of music has in a country still dealing with its violent past.
While the world celebrates Bob Geldof's plan to reboot Do They Know it's Christmas 30 years later to fight Ebola, Africans have been using music to fight the disease as far back as May. A new project, Africa Stop Ebola, by a stellar collection of African musicians is just the latest harnessing of the power of music to fight the epidemic.
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.