SADC seeks $2,7 billion support and is set to declare a regional disaster because of the drought
The animal fell onto a transformer at one of the nation’s main hydroelectric plants - and survived to tell the story
Rwandan-owned shops in Zambia looted after six perish in ritual killings; but there's a bigger story>Bloomberg and M&G Africa Reporter
Residents say foreigners have “taken over all the business opportunities in the area,” and allegedly using ritual magic to further their enterprises!
AU says 6 Al-Shabaab commanders killed in Somalia, militants hit back with attack in Mogadishu on lawmaker>Bloomberg and M&G Africa Reporter
A local resident said Amisom troops withdrew from the town shortly after recapturing it and al-Shabaab fighters returned and took it
Turnaround strategy has been crafted by global ‘Mr Fix-It’ consultants McKinsey and will stretch into 2017.
Tanzania breaks ranks, opposes AU plan for troops in Burundi and pushes ‘political solution’ – report>Bloomberg and M&G Africa Reporter
Tanzania has historically played big brother to Burundi, and expects its view of events on Burundi to be taken seriously
The $187m cash will be used to pay the salaries of troops, police and civilians as well as for the mission’s costs to year-end, the AU said.
Rwanda Supreme Court dismisses case against Kagame 3rd term; it's a battle that's never been won in Africa>Bloomberg and M&G Africa Reporter
Senegal's Wade oversaw a change that cut the presidential term from 7 to 5 years. When his turn came to leave, he had the court increase it back to 7.
The highest death toll from Africa is Morocco, followed by Egypt. Mali and Cameroon also each reported 20 dead.
The arrangement has at time been heavily questioned, but for now CFA franc countries remain stable.