It needs to counter religious radicalism and rebuild public services and economic activities
Cameroonian citizens are furious that president Paul Biya, who has been out of the country since the summer, has not returned home.
The risks are great, stakes high, soldiers on edge, as S. Sudan readies for rebel chief Machar's return to Juba
The country is close to collapse. "Unless the violent kleptocratic system...is addressed...no government will be able to end the war and atrocities"
THE BURUNDI TINDERBOX: Cracks widen in army, Bujumbura accuses Rwanda of backing rebels; a nightmare nears
Army officers with an elite unit in Bujumbura recently absconded. They left with 40 junior soldiers, weapons, ammunition and communications equipment.
TALL ORDER: An extra 450 million jobs need to be created in the next 20 years to match expansion in the number of working-age people in the region.
'Risk of violence particularly high', sharp rise in weapons imports as Nigeria heads for polls - Crisis Group
Some leaders in the mainly Muslim north want to take back the presidency from the mostly Christian south at any cost.