After mass death sentences, and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's announcement he is running for president, the 'democratization' the US is hoping for seems a long way off.
In the wake of bloodshed around major military barracks in Maiduguri, one of Boko Haram's leaders has released two videos. What's really going on in northern Nigeria conflict is very unclear.
A 444 page report details $23 million in public funds spent on Mr. Zuma's home security; a swimming pool is described as fire fighting equipment. National elections are coming in May.
The Ugandan Army quickly crossed into South Sudan on behalf of the government when fighting broke out in December. That may have started something.
And it's happening while the Obama administration is considering issuing a national security waiver to provide more weapons and cash to the country's military rulers.
From Bashir's Sudan to the civil strife in South Sudan to the streets of Congo: A few choice bits of recent news that fell under the radar.