The Ebola epidemic and falling commodity prices have signalled a need for economic change in the West African country.
Oxfam has called for a multimillion-dollar plan to rebuild the economies of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, ahead of a recovery summit in Brussels.
Kenya's televised presidential debate saw hopefuls play down fears of a repeat of the post-election tribal violence that erupted in 2007.
A Somali woman who said she was raped by state security forces and a journalist who interviewed her have both been sentenced to a year in jail.
Radios, local doctors and techniques to help underweight newborns are saving the lives of women and children in Burundi.
Somali piracy has fallen to a three-year low because of co-ordinated action by international navies and the enlistment of armed security guards.
Randu Nzai Ruwa is no stereotypical revolutionary. But the soft-spoken carpenter has a radical idea.
Health campaigners want to close a dump in Nairobi that spreads disease, but thousands of scavengers rely on it for survival.
Apart from a medical officer, the victims are all from a single family, according to reports.
Ebola has broken out in Uganda, killing at least 14 people as health officials battle to stem the spread of the deadly virus.