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.
South African tribes have long had traditions with respect to circumcising their men -- typically happening around their 18th birthday. And while more organizations are criticizing the timing and methodology, if not the practice entirely, the tribal groups hold firm to their customs.
As president of South Africa, Mandela pushed for equality between blacks and whites in the nation's schools. Anders Kelto of PRI's The World went to a school he's been following for a year to find out what teenagers were feeling after Mandela's death.