Two young girls come back from gathering firewood on the outskirts of "Mugungu 2" refugee camp in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. The refugees have been displaced by a war going on in the Congo since 1998 that has killed more than 3 million people.
A report on the impact of climate change predicts that Mali's agricultural output will suffer greatly, which could exacerbate problems such as unemployment and security problems.
Senegal yielded to UN pressure not to extradite Hissene Habre, who is wanted in Chad for human rights violations. The UN and other international groups fear he will be tortured and executed in Chad.
Bearing the brunt of the exodus of Libyan refugees, several countries in the Sahel region – including Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania, and Chad – have called on Qaddafi to step down.
Financial support and political engagement from Spain and France could enhance counterterrorism efforts in Mali, Niger, and Mauritania as those nations take on Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).
At a gathering of regional military planners on Friday, analysts discussed how security conditions have deteriorated since the beginning of the Libyan conflict, and how Al Qaeda's affiliate has used the conflict to accumulate arms.
Kenya greeted Osama bin Laden's death as "justice." Other countries worry that America's battle against terrorism masks an attempt to expand military influence in Africa.
Despite similarities, the protests in these three African countries don't symbolize a broader movement for change in Africa.
Successful elections signal that Niger's democratic transition is going well, but incoming president Mahamadou Issoufou will face a number of challenges: drought, famine, and Libya fallout, to name a few.
Libya's leader Muammar Qaddafi is known to have strong patronage networks with tribal leaders throughout Africa. Multiple witnesses say African mercenaries have brutally suppressed Libyan protesters in recent days.