Despite being the subject of upbeat economic forecasts, the World Bank says sub-Saharan Africa's development is being delayed by serious skills shortages.
Grappa is an Italian alcoholic drink made from the skins and pips of wine grapes.
Parking a car in any city is a nightmare. In Cape Town though, an original way of providing parking assistance provides not only badly needed employment, but also hassle-free car parking.
Three Namibian women struck a blow for patients' rights last weekend. The high court in Windhoek ruled that they had been sterilised against their will.
Homosexuality has been making regular appearances in the African news in recent months.
Since the Angolan civil war ended nine years ago, the country has become a vast construction site as international investors try to rebuild the country.
Figures show the murder rate in South Africa has dropped 6.5 per cent in the past year.
There is something of a violence theme in the southern African media this morning, added to which details of one country's demonstrations are turning up in another country's papers.
Mobile phone operators, health professionals and ministers are meeting in Cape Town to discuss what health services can be provided on cellphones.
South African supporters of gay rights claim their government has broken the country's constitution by failing to support a United Nations motion condemning violence against homosexuals.