Battle for popular support risks polarising the city in much the same way politicians have used tribes in the past.
Tuaregs and Arabs run from their own national army as French and Malian forces drive out rebels from country's north.
Kenya's CORD coalition has made some impressive promises, but many of them just don't add up.
Talks have broken down at African Union summit in Ethiopia on plans to solve crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Continuing rain adds to plight of displaced flood victims in overcrowded camps, with the threat of a cholera outbreak.
Does the global community even know or care about the floods in Mozambique?
The Mali conflict is expected to dominate meeting of African leaders, as DRC prepares for peace plan.
UN to create 'intervention brigade' to limit M23
Fears of abuses in north, with humanitarian groups unable to access the area to provide food, water or medicine.
The government plans to take over 10 of the country's academic hospitals in a bid to improve healthcare.
Military chiefs from around West Africa are planning the swift deployment of 3,300 troops.