Guy Oliver is a journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
A university drop out pioneered the internet in Swaziland and continues to be at the cutting edge of the country's tech revolution.
The High-Level Forum on Security in Africa dispenses with the niceties and formalities of African Union gatherings to encourage open and frank discussions about the continent's security between presidents, politicians, academics and other interested parties. The conference borrows from the Munich Security Conference founded by German publisher Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist-Schmenzin, who recognized diplomatic protocol can often stymie debate.
Communities in the north eastern Democratic Republic of Congo established an early warning system to evade Joseph Kony's marauding Lord's Resistance Army. Despite the UN deployment of peacekeepers and US military advisors, villagers remain vulnerable to violence and abductions by the armed group.
Children walk daily into the mountains near the Madagascan town of Ankavandra to pan for gold to supplement their family incomes
DRC national army (FARDC) special forces on patrol in Virunga National Park during operations against the FDLR armed group
An NGO dentist providing healthcare at a rural clinic in Ankavandra, Madagascar
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) soldier during operations in Virunga National Park against the FDLR militia