What southern Africans would easily forget is that Cuban troops were sent to many other African conflicts with mixed results.
The strategically located port nation enjoys solid growth of six percent a year, but unemployment is high at 60%, and almost 25% live in poverty
Nearly 40% of the population is in need of assistance. Some rural families are abandoning the land and fleeing to the towns
Globally, only Papua New Guinea grew faster last year. Government spending has been key driver of the boom
Cases with psychotic symptoms started to use khat earlier in life and had been using khat 8.6 years before positive symptoms emerged.
El Nino to cause 80% rise in East Africans living on the edge. Risk of 22 million empty stomachs in region - UN
Ethiopia is an especial concern, with number needing food aid rising from 2.9m at start 2015 to 8.2m today, with 15m likely to need aid by early 2016.
The last time it was this bad was in 1984-85 when nearly 400,000 people died – but the country is better prepared this time
Kenyan and Ethiopian jets as well as US drones "were unavailable at the time of the attack".
African Union forces kill five militants in Somalia camp, including 'notorious' leader Mohammed Dahir
Le Pen wants boat people sent back to Africa; Sarkozy says it's ‘like a water leak spreading to every room of a family home’
European navies who rescue migrants are “accomplices” of the traffickers who organise the transit, she says.
Horrific abuses, slave-like conditions in 'Orwellian' Eritrea, forcing 5,000 to flee country every month - UN probe
Violations are on a "scope and scale seldom witnessed elsewhere", turning Eritrea into second largest source of migrants crossing the Mediterranean.
The eastern coast of Africa has only nine coastal countries. This has created 10 landlocked countries and 400m people who have no access to the sea.
Djibouti oversees narrow Bab al-Mandeb straits, the channel separating Africa from Arabia and one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.
All three neighbours have been involved in armed conflict in the region.