Fifty-seven years after independence, Ghanaians mark how far the country has come since the end of British colonial rule in 1957.
- Olivier Monnier in Abidjan, Billie Adwoa McTernan in Accra, Monica Mark in Abuja, Jeff Mbanga in Kampala, Patrick Gathara in Nairobi and Crystal Orderson in Johannesburg
MPs can be preening, corrupt, overpaid and opportunist. But activists increasingly see them as key allies in the struggle for change against overbearing presidents and ministers.
The Nigerian business community and international investors into Africa's most populous country are still reeling from the shock of the suspension of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor Lamido Sanusi.