With Moammar Gadhafi out of power, efforts turn to reforming the systems he built, not the least of which is Libya's schools. The national curriculum, very pro-Gadhafi, is being revised to be more accurate.
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.
In the last absolute monarchy in Africa, Swaziland, the people have grown discontented with the poverty and lack of freedoms they must endure. Thus far, though, the spirit of Arab Spring has remained far away from the country, near South Africa.
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.
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.
In Tunisia, there's a growing disagreement between conservative Muslims and secular Tunisian used to the way things were under the previous regime. While no one misses the Ben Ali regime, many of the secular people worry that they'll be overwhelmed by fundamentalists.
Famine has swept through much of Ethiopia in the past year, but a new project will see a Saudi Arabian country convert one of the most fertile areas to produce rice for export. The idea is it's better to have people employed and making money.
Orphaned chimpanzees are common in central Africa, their parents poached and killed for exotic restaurants or sold into the pet trade. But a sanctuary for young chimps is taking them in and hopes to return them to the wild.