Africa... States of Independence
This year 17 African nations mark 50 years of independence from a resource-hungry Europe.
Profound changes over the past decade mean African countries can now treat their former colonial rulers as equals.
Richard Dowden
Ghana may be championed for its political stability, but life for the average Ghanaian is defined by crippling poverty.
Listen to the music of this Nigerian four-piece band, whose influences range from Fela Kuti to The Cure.
Timeline: A look at the year 1960 when 17 African states gained independence from colonial rule.
People & Power investigates a country on the brink of civil war.
Mei-Ling McNamara
As more than a dozen African nations mark 50 years of independence, we look at where the continent is headed.