Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces he will resign over health problems, in a development that kicks off a leadership contest in the world's third-largest economy. "I have decided to step down from the post of the prime minister," he told a press conference.
Days after the sudden death of Ivory Coast's prime minister and ruling party candidate in upcoming elections, the country's vice president resigns. The move adds further uncertainty to the political landscape. Also, Rwanda is the only country in sub-Saharan Africa whose nationals can now travel to Europe's Schengen area. Despite the apparent success of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, cases are on the rise. And we examine the longstanding political and ethnic tensions in Ethiopia that fed into unrest that followed the killing of Oromo singer Hacaaluu Hundeesaa at the end of June.