Rising asylum applications and economic disparities at the heart of violence against foreigners in South Africa
South Africa: Zuma's SONA address reduced to farce by wrestling matches, walk-outs and mobile phone row
South African parliament opens in chaos as Economic Freedom Fighters lead disturbances.
Barack Obama promised to change the way that Washington does business. He hasn't.
As governments shut down activists' internet access, Cathal Gilbert ponders if mesh networks offer a solution?
Despite a landmark ruling in Botswana signalling a gradual levelling of the playing field for women, Cathal Gilbert says change won't happen overnight.
Cathal Gilbert looks at technologies being used by activists and discovers that many of most innovative ideas have come out of Africa.
Countries around the world celebrated World Day against the Death Penalty but in much of Africa capital punishment remains a human rights concern, says Cathal Gilbert.
Cathal Gilbert finds out that South Africa is far from the promised land for refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Cathal Gilbert looks at 26-year reign of King Mswati III in Swaziland and asks what needs to happen for things to change.