Buying a pair of shweshwe pyjama pants – they come in five Afro-inspired colours – will help to keep families in Mozambique safe from malaria. The idea is that making a difference is as easy as sleeping, says Goodbye Malaria. Cash raised is used for spraying homes to kill Anopheles mosquitoes.
A new 43-minute online documentary captures unique behind-the-scenes footage from US rocker Bruce Springsteen's first-ever concerts in South Africa, in the first leg of his international High Hopes Tour in January 2014.
Social media's potential as a powerful agent for change and conflict resolution in Africa is being demonstrated by the hugely viral #BringBackOurGirls online campaign to rescue 276 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram Islamist militants.
University of the People founder Shai Reshef is heading to South Africa with 100 scholarships for accomplished high school students. Extending the institution's footprint into Africa, he believes that education will ensure the continent's success.
Africa is bursting with opportunity as its markets expand and its citizens become more sophisticated. The World Retail Congress Africa will look at how businesses can be flexible and adapt to changes and needs to ride the wave of success.
• African integration on Brics agenda