A holiday season roundup of this week's news from Africa's Great Lakes region: women march in the Congo for more legal action against rapists, Rwandan journalists petition for changes to defamation laws, and Al Shabab remains a threat in Burundi.
Nine men were charged by the British authorities with planning a terrorist bombing, the latest in a spate of alleged European plots disrupted before they were carried out.
A Pakistani Taliban spokesman said the Christmas Day attack targeted the Salarzai tribe, which has allied itself with the government and formed an anti-Taliban militia.
Mumbai police are on the lookout for four men, allegedly Lashkar-e-Taiba militants, who have entered the city and are suspected of plotting a terror attack.
Festivus, the holiday introduced on a "Seinfeld" episode 13 years ago, is being marked around the world today, especially by the twittering classes who turned the made-up celebration into a top Twitter trend.
Some say that African Union troops are succeeding at pushing back Somalia's rebel movement, Al Shabab, but news reports make it unclear whether that's really the case.