Why M-Pesa failed in South Africa
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Why M-Pesa failed in South Africa

Image copyright AFP South Africa’s largest mobile phone operator Vodacom has announced it will be…

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Ugandan Asians dominate economy after exile
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Ugandan Asians dominate economy after exile

Image caption Sudhir Ruperalia is the richest man in Uganda, with an estimated fortune of…

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The albino who confronted a witchdoctor
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The albino who confronted a witchdoctor

Image copyright Smart Factory Stephane Ebongue fled Cameroon because of the colour of his skin…

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Rwanda forges new path with technology revolution
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Rwanda forges new path with technology revolution

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mobile phones have transformed many Rwandans’ lives Returning to Rwanda…

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Uganda: ‘One of the best places to be a refugee’
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Uganda: ‘One of the best places to be a refugee’

Zanzibar profile
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Zanzibar profile

The Indian Ocean islands of Zanzibar and Pemba lie off the east African coast. The…

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Western Sahara profile
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Western Sahara profile

Western Sahara is a sparsely-populated area of mostly desert situated on the northwest coast of…

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St Helena, Ascension, Tristan da Cunha profiles
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St Helena, Ascension, Tristan da Cunha profiles

The remote islands of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha lie in the…

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Somaliland profile
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Somaliland profile

Image copyright (C) British Broadcasting Corporation A breakaway, semi-desert territory on the coast of the…

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Reunion profile
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Reunion profile

The remote Indian Ocean island of Reunion lies between Madagascar and Mauritius. As a French…

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