Ethiopia's army chief, top regional officials killed in northern coup attempt
Ethiopia's army chief of staff and the regional president of the northern state of Amhara were killed in two related attacks when a general tried to seize control of Amhara in an attempted coup, the prime minister's office said on Sunday.
Kenya: Illegal sand mining threatens environment
Rapid urbanization has encouraged illegal sand mining on a large scale and sparked a global wave of gang violence. In Kenya, the practice has taken a serious environmental toll, impacting the local communities which have been battling with droughts.
Mozambique: life is hard after the cyclone
Large parts of Mozambique were devastated when cyclone Idai swept across the country in early March. More than 1000 people died, hundreds of thousands are homeless, essential supplies are lacking. The port city of Beira was hit particularly hard. The government needs international aid for its reconstruction.