Putting together a list of 100 people from a continent of 54 countries will always get a newsroom into heated debate, especially in Africa where you have more inspirational figures than the continent is generally credited for. So, on the following pages (in no particular order), you have a limited selection of the movers and shakers on the continent, people with an increasing global influence, those whose actions and words can move markets and sway decisions. Influence can be positive or negative. But we feel there are many more positive trends on the continent than negative, and as such the majority of those on the list we call "Proudly African".
As Tanzania celebrates its golden jubilee, we take a look at what the future holds for one of Africa's hottest prospects.
A detailed political and economic breakdown of what is quite possibly the most extraordinary transformation in the history of modern Africa.
New evidence shows that Britain accepted liability for slavery back in 1806. How will this affect the reparations movement?
Preview of the 2012 Africa Nations Cup including this year's players to watch, tournament venues and group stage analysis.