Mozambiques offshore natural gas discoveries in the Rovuma basin since 2009 have been nothing short of prolific. They are now valued at approximately 50 times the countrys gross domestic product.
Ramaphosa has been dealt a weak hand but he has proven to be an adept strategist.
Child marriage and early childbearing remain common in Uganda despite laws against them. As many as three in ten Ugandan girls have their first child before their 18th birthday.
In East Africa Ethiopia is likely to remain the fastest growing economy, but growth is projected to slow in Tanzania with moderation in investment growth.
Lusaka now boasts no less than seven major retail locations four within three miles of each other, and another three occupying the same road intersection.