The media over emphasize the problems in Africa, neglect the good stories, and don't give solutions, according to one prominent African blogger.
Despite winning this year's Nobel Prize, incumbent President Ellen Johnson may not win Liberia's upcoming election.
In an effort to get a handle on its HIV/AIDS infection rate, health officials in Zimbabwe have launched an ambitious campaign to circumcise 1.2 million men in seven years.
Two Liberian women shared this year's Nobel Peace Prize with a woman from Yemen. The news provoked celebrations and pride in many parts of Liberia, though not everyone is happy.
The growth of Nairobi is choking a big piece of African wilderness, The Nairobi National Park, where thousands of wild migrating animals call home.
Inside of Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp, many Somali refugees are still in grave danger of starvation, but others are simply trying to live their lives.
China's investment in Africa is vast and growing, but in Zambia many are critical of China's approach and are concerned that they're not benefiting from investments.
Somali-Canadian musician and writer K'Naan recently returned from Somalia, where he saw the ravages of famine and war, but also found hope for the future.
Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, died of cancer on Sunday -- in this 2007 interview, Maathai describes her life in environmental activism.
Of the many misconceptions about Africa, a major one appears to be that Africans can't seem to solve their problems without help from American celebrities.