Burundi's government opposes the deployment of an African Union mission, despite the continuing conflict. For Burundian journalist Bob Rigurika, the chance for dialogue has long passed.
Tanzania plans to axe live parliamentary TV broadcasts, angering opposition legislators. Media practitioners and rights activists are still smarting over the closure by the government of a Swahili-language weekly.
Militia commander Germain Katanga is to face trial in Kinshasa over new charges in his native country. The warlord was scheduled to leave prison in January after serving the term handed down by the ICC in The Hague.