1. Afghanistan (88,4% age 15 and over cannot read and write) / 2. Niger (84,9%) / 3. South Sudan (84%) / 4. Mali (80,2%) / 5. Burkina Faso (78,4%) / Source: UNICEF
Students have succeeded in their quest for education reform in Niger's universities. After a student was killed in ongoing protests, the government replaced its education minister and initiated dialogue with students.
US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley is on her first Africa tour. But, with President Donald Trump's foreign policy plans for the continent unclear, nobody is really sure how Africa will feature on the US agenda.
South Sudan's conflict, now entering its third year, is having a deadly effect on press freedom. Journalists have been murdered and detained. Now that a peace deal has been signed, many hope for change.
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