As tensions grow around municipal elections, Mozambicans cross their fingers for peace.
More than 300 killed by tropical cyclone and many more missing in the semi-autonomous Puntland region.
Some have wondered why elections are being organised before resolving problems with Renamo, a former rebel group.
Parliamentary elections to be held on November 20 but there is little to suggest the opposition will participate.
It's been almost 70 years since French commanding officers turned their guns on their own soldiers - black Africans.
The African Media Forum concluded this week in the Ethiopian capital amid dwindling press freedoms on the continent.
Central African Republic risks spiraling into genocide, as international community dithers on action.
In southern Nigeria, citizens allege oil companies are influencing investigations of spills to avoid responsibility.
The story of how and why armed men decided to shoot into a hut on October 26 is murky, but a mass killing did occur.
Tensions are growing ahead of local elections but the outside world doesn't appear to be interested.
In a symbolic referendum, 99.9 percent of voters in the disputed region of Abyei favour joining South Sudan over Sudan.