Nigeria leads in the rankings of the four African teams. Two others are making debut World Cup appearances and there’s a storm cloud over South Africa.
The world’s largest women’s sporting event is being hosted in Africa for the first time.
The Camões Prize is the most important award for Portuguese literature, and Paulina Chiziane is the first African woman to receive it.
Novelist Petina Gappah’s call for translators on Facebook has resulted in the publication of Chimurenga Chemhuka.
Outspoken, astute and sometimes controversial, he transcended the role of talk radio host to become a public intellectual.