Residents in Bulawayo's high density urban suburbs have taken to farming vacant plots of land after last year's unexpected rains, thereby cushioning themselves against rising food costs and insecurity.
Last May a police officer in northern Nigeria was brutally slaughtered by militiamen, but to this day no one has been held accountable. His brother, our blogger in Lagos, remains tormented by the injustice.
By Nicholas Ibekwe, Lagos
Biamungu, a 25-year-old porter in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, has to work very hard to scrape by. A makeshift wooden push-bike is all he has to support his family of six.
By Yves Zihindula, Goma