I've been trying to stay current while out in the Niger Delta.
Articles I like:
Africa's Eastern Promise by Deborah Brautigam (this is one of the most even-keel articles I've seen on China in Africa)
Resume Search Optimization (okay, so I'm a resume nerd, but this was a neat explanation of the different between online applications and offline resumes)
"Africa's Children" is a series following 10 children from birth and tracking them as part of a test of the Millenium Development Goals.
An installment by a friend of mine: "Nigeria: Confidant Martins" by Shyamantha Asokan
Nigeria's banks: Lagos in limbo, also by Shyamantha Asokan
Books I've read while here that I recommend:
Untapped: The Scramble For Africa's Oil Wealth by John Ghazvinian. (He has a great sense of humor, examines this problem from many angles, AND his economic explanation of the oil curse is one of the clearest I've seen)
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (this is technically a reread)
Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan (a little depressing, a series of stories told from the perspective of children, but not very happy stories)
China into Africa (a very good collection of a wide range of articles and perspectives)
What books do you recommend?