The beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan +++ DR Congo announces formation of new government +++The secrecy behind Uganda's oil export +++ Kenya Female Warship Captain
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In some African countries, religious leaders have asked their congregations to respect governments' stay-at-home advice; others are defying it. With Easter coming in a few days, followers are confused and this is risky.
The oil spill off the coast of Mauritius is a grim reminder of the need for environmental courts in Africa. They could play an important role in punishing environmental offences as a recent case from Kenya proves.
As COVID-19 spreads, countries in the region are increasing vigilance at airports and borders, with restrictions on flights out of Europe in particular. The expected economic fallout is another growing cause for concern.
India is playing catch-up in Africa compared to China. At the moment, the trade mainly resolves around oil. But with much in common, India is looking to deepen the relationship with African countries.
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