In Kenya, vertical farming and small, urban plots are becoming an important part of keeping poor Kenyans from starving as they move out of the countryside and into the cities, because of climate change.
In the aftermath of the overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi, Libya is trying to get guns and heavy weaponry off the streets. So far, it hasn't proved easy.
With China and India's economies racing ahead, they're consuming more coal than their domestic industries can produce. To combat that, they're looking to import coal from other places, like Mozambique. In that African country, the coal boom is totally changing the way of life.
In South Africa, crimes motivated by people's sexual orientation are extremely common, despite having laws that should make it one of the progressive countries in the world, when it comes to LGBT issues. The harassment even goes as far as local authorities.
For the Peace Corps, there's a group of untapped Americans it's hoping to turn to as volunteers. The organization is partnering with the AARP to try and reach more retirement-age people.
Though he's still living, Nelson Mandela, the revered former leader of South Africa, makes fewer and fewer public appearances. Now 93, many South Africans are preparing for the day Nelson Mandela will no longer be alive.
A few brave tourists in the central African Democratic Republic of the Congo are going on mountain hikes to take in a spectacular sight in nature: the eruption of a volcano. Virunga National Park is a short, but safe distance from the erupting Mount Nyamulagira, giving park visitors a front row seat.
Mnikwa Dlamini, an 88-year-old chief of Swaziland, is an unlikely World War II veteran. He fought to avoid becoming chief, and to win greater freedom for his country.
The Sheikh Nur Hussein Shrine in Eastern Ethiopia has been a site of pilgrimages for years, but it's coming under increased criticism by conservative Muslims, endangering the pilgrims.
In Uganda, the coffee trees are nearly empty — and it's not because of the harvest. A combination of disease, lack of rain and rising temperatures are decimating coffee crops.