It's evident authorities released the accused before he should've been and once released, lost track of him, writes Mandy Wiener.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared the deadly hotel attack in Nairobi over, and Zimbabwe police have arrested prominent government critic Pastor Evan Mawarire.
Riots have broken out in six Ethiopian prisons after parliament passed a law granting amnesty to dissidents, state media says.
A Catholic priest in Kenya, Father Paul Ogallo, 45, has reportedly been suspended from leading public mass for a year because he rapped to his congregation during sermons.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly accused NGOs of interfering in Kenya's elections, and Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta has won an election that was boycotted by the main opposition group.
President Robert Mugabe says whites came to Zimbabwe and wanted to make it their own, ignoring the fact that "what is not yours will never be yours", and Zambian police have clashed with protesters outside parliament.
Zimbabwen Deputy President Phelekezela Mphoko has called on President Robert Mugabe to sort out his mess before anointing a successor, and Kenyans have voted in a fiercely contested election.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says the use of torture was "wrong" but faced criticism from a top rights monitor for not demanding an enquiry on alleged police excesses.
Rwanda is powering ahead with peat. The country hopes that the opening of two peat power plants will add to the current power mix, writes Lydia Cole
Tropical cyclone Enawo has struck Madagascar,buffeting the island with heavy rain, and President Robert Mugabe's government has agreed to pay civil servants bonuses to avert a strike.
Twenty-eight people were killed when Al-Shabaab fighters struck a popular Mogadishu hotel, setting off two car bombs and opening fire on security guards, according to the city's main ambulance service.
Zimbabwe is facing its worst economic crisis in a decade, and more than 40 people have been killed in a bus accident in western Kenya.
South Sudan's government and rebels agreed to withdraw troops from urban areas, a Sudanese official has said, as they signed a security deal aimed at ending a four-and-a-half year war.
The two figures at the centre of the civil war that has ravaged South Sudan are scheduled to meet for the first time in nearly two years.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has reportedly opened up for the first time on his food poisoning scare,and several people have been killed in Cameroon's restive anglophone belt at the weekend.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has reportedly taken a swipe at African leaders who seek medical treatment abroad, and Zimbabwean First Lady has spoken for the first time after SA assault saga.
Lesotho's incoming prime minister Tom Thabane is 'devastated' by the shooting of his wife, his party says, and UN says it "has nothing to do with sanctions" imposed against Zimbabwe by the West.
Kenyan political parties have reportedly been given a five days extension to nominate their candidates for the upcoming general elections in August, after a successful court ruling.
President Robert Mugabe has denied donating biscuits and children's snacks to flood victims, and the spokesperson for Uganda's police has been shot dead by gunmen outside his home.
Ugandan soldiers deployed in the Central African Republic to search for rebel leader Joseph Kony have been accused of raping women and children, a report says.
Armed Congolese rebels crossed back overnight into the country from their longtime refuge in Uganda, prompting fears that a guerilla conflict put to rest in 2013 could be rekindled.
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