In the latest issue of the Al Jazeera English digital magazine, we profile a changing continent as it balances modernity and tradition, loyalty to the past and hope for the future.
With 54 sovereign nations and a living legacy that reaches back to the origins of man, Africa has always navigated an array of shifting identities on the road to finding its future.
And as the continent evolves, so do its stories.
In the fifth edition of our magazine, we showcase some of the best of Al Jazeera's Africa coverage, including documentary films, features, op-ed pieces, analysis, image galleries and personal accounts from our correspondents.
Some of the highlights include:
- How to Rob Africa - Investigative filmmakers examine how the Western world is feeding Africa with one hand while taking from it with the other.
- Femi Kuti: Understanding Africa's past, finding its future - The Nigerian musician believes that Africans must appreciate their history, in all its glory and horror, if they are to carve a brighter future for the continent.
- What do the Tuareg want? - They are at the centre of the storm in Mali, but within this diverse group every shade of opinion can be found.
- Spirit Child - A Ghanaian investigative journalist looks into the unknown numbers of children – most of them disabled in some way – who are murdered in northern Ghana because of the belief that they are in some way possessed by evil spirits.
- The Last Rhino - Al Jazeera correspondent Jonah Hull follows the rhino poaching industry from South Africa to Asia, as one of Africa’s iconic animals has been brought to the brink of extinction.
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Magazines for Al Jazeera Arabic and Al Jazeera Documentary were launched last year.