The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda is set to hand down its appeals judgement in the case against two former political leaders for crimes against humanity and war crimes. The two had been sentenced to life imprisonment by a lower court in December 2011.
The UN Secretary-General has called on the people of Central African Republic to seize the opportunity of talks taking place in Brazzaville to advance reconciliation and "open a new page in their history".
The leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau, has vowed not to release the Chibok schoolgirls until certain conditions are met - and also claimed responsibility for two explosions at a fuel depot in Lagos.
African leaders have been talking about a continental force to intervene quickly in regional conflicts for some time, but experts argue that funding constraints could leave the efforts dead in the water.
With health workers leading the fight against the the deadly Ebola virus themselves being killed, the medical charity Doctors Without Borders has warned that the epidemic in the region is spinning out of control.
The Divine Prince 's insight:
"You think maybe you can stop fronting about Homosexuals long enough to deal with the real crisis?!"
His novels about Nigeria and West Africa affords the French author, Pierre Cherruau, the opportunity to write more expansively (than newspaper articles would have permitted him to do) about subjects that interest him, he tells Okechukwu Uwaezuoke.
President Goodluck Jonathan has written to the National Assembly, seeking approval of a U.S.$1 billion loan to facilitate the government's war against terrorism and other security challenges in the country.