Protesters are demanding that Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza abandon his bid for a third term.
Tanzania expects its inflation rate to fall to single digits by June from 19.2% it was at in November, also hoping for 7% economic growth.
Zanzibar has vowed stern punishment for those responsible for overloading a ferry that capsized off the coast of east Africa.
The MV Spice Islander was so overloaded leaving Zanzibar's port it started to list and passengers scrambled to get off.
The UN war crimes tribunal for Rwanda has sentenced former families minister Pauline Nyiramasuhuko to life in prison for genocide.
Tanzania will target growth of 8% to 10% annually for the next five years to revamp the country's agriculture, infrastructure and industrial sectors.
A Tanzanian opposition leader asked the electoral body on Wednesday to stop announcing results from the presidential vote and called for a recount.