"Just do something" is the cry now rising from all over South Africa. It is useful to replay what has been done, writes JP Landman.
The town of Obuasi in Ghana is said to be the site of the richest Anglo Gold Ashanti gold mine in the world, but it looks nothing like a town where a multinational company has invested hundreds of millions, says Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo.
Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe broke his silence after months of protests against his rule, calling on the opposition to "dialogue" in his New Year address given on Wednesday.
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has visited The Gambia, where he hailed the arrival of a new government and its bid to rejoin the Commonwealth group of former British colonies.
Nana Akufo-Addo has been sworn in as Ghana's new president promising to stamp out government corruption and kickstart the private sector.
Ghana's outgoing president John Mahama has urged his compatriots to get behind his successor, Nana Akufo-Addo, during his last state of the nation address.
Opposition challenger Nana Akufo-Addo has a clear lead in Ghana's hotly contested presidential election, local media reports, although official results have yet to be published.
A West African think tank, the Open Society Initiative has expressed concern over Ghana's elections, saying that the country faces deadly political violence if there is no clear winner.
Police in Ghana have said they were probing claims of corruption against the head of the country's football association after a complaint from the president.
Thousands of people took to the streets in Togo's capital, Lome, in the latest protest calling for the long-standing President Faure Gnassingbe to step down.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who in the past sparked fury over comments about Africans, arrives in The Gambia on a charm offensive as its new government considers rejoining the Commonwealth.
Nigeria's presidency has said a "major decision" would be taken this weekend on the crisis in The Gambia caused by veteran strongman Yahya Jammeh's refusal to step down after elections.
Read Ghanaian President John Mahama's concession speech after he phoned opposition leader Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and offered him his congratulations for emerging winner of the just ended elections.
Ghana's president says he will respect the election results as local media predict his challenger, opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo, has won on his third run for the office.
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