Although freedom of association is guaranteed in most African constitutions, in practice, it is often sharply limited particularly for political organisations, but also for small, local and community ones.
The country “exhibits levels of intolerance and hostility to outsiders unlike virtually anywhere else”; 3.8 million South Africans would be prepared to use violent means to rid their neighbourhoods of foreigners
Seven of the world’s top 10 most linguistically diverse countries in the world are African; indeed, African countries take up 29 of the 50 most diverse countries on the Language Diversity Index.
In the past quarter century, the number of childhood deaths globally have been cut by half, representing one of the most dramatic advances in human health in history.
Angola, Liberia, DR Congo, Rwanda and Kenya will all have presidential elections this year, more than a dozen more countries will hold parliamentary, municipal or local polls