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.
Big-name fashion brands are supporting women in Nairobi by employing them to produce their goods, and teaching them business skills in the process.
Regional media claim the explosion at the rebel group's base in Afgoye killed senior commanders.