The radical group Boko Haram wants to create an Islamic state in northern Nigeria. We take a closer look at just who they are and what they are after. Next, South Africa is becoming more and more integrated, but one town is determined to stay absolutely white. Finally, award-winning architect Diébédo Francis Kéré is using his fame and his talent to help rebuild his home country, Burkina Faso.
According to the UN refugee agency 40,000 Malians are currently taking shelter in refugee camps in neighbouring Burkina Faso, having fled strict Islamist rules, or fearing reprisals. FRANCE 24 reports.
It's back to business in Mali's northern town of Gao, after a year under Sharia law. Meanwhile, the region of Kidal is still at the heart of the fighting. Islamist rebels are reportedly hiding out in remote caves in the Ifoghas mountains. Finally, the Africa Cup of Nations football competition heads towards its zenith as Nigeria face Burkina Faso in the latter's first final ever.
Burkina Faso are set to meet Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations final after defeating Ghana 3-2 on penalties on Wednesday at Mbombela Stadium. It is the first time a Burkinabe team has reached the final.
Burkina Faso secured a place in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals after beating Togo 1-0 during extra time on Sunday. Burkina Faso has only previously made it out of the group stages of the competition seven times.
This show is made up entirely of amateur images. We've seen time and time again how images captured by ordinary citizens then uploaded onto the Web can change history, or at least shift the balance of power. This week, we take a look back at some of those moments.
In the last months Mali has plunged into chaos, turning the country into a major flashpoint for the international community. Meanwhile tensions are high in Nairobi as Kenyans view the city's Somali residents with suspicion as al-Shabab is blamed for attacks in their country. Finally Benin tries to wipe out the practice of killing children accused of sorcery.
After forcing out the prime minister, it's clear that the military's still running the show in Bamako. So how does the outside world flush out jihadist radicals in the north when Mali's own army prefers to play politics in the safety of the capital?
With a plan for a military intervention in northern Mali already mapped out, a delegation from militant Islamist group Ansar Dine (currently occupying the region) met with a UN official in Burkina Faso.