The US embassy in Kenya has warned of an imminent threat of an attack on the Kenyan city of Mombasa and asked its workers to leave the coastal town.
Drought has slashed capacity at Kenya's main dams, forcing shutdowns and leading to reliance on costly diesel-powered generators.
African countries which export textiles to the United States are calling for an extension to a US law which gives them favourable market access.
A UN court trying masterminds of Rwanda's 1994 genocide on Monday gave a 30-year jail sentence to a former interior minister.
The global slump makes it even more important for African governments to help local businesses by cutting red tape, an investment group said on Friday
Tanzania needs about $1,5-billion over the next five years to revamp its power sector, but the financial crisis may make access to funds harder.
Kenya and Uganda plan to build a new railway to cope with increased trade between the east African countries and their landlocked neighbours
Tanzania has charged two former ministers with impropriety over the award of a mineral audit tender in 2002, court documents showed.
African Union chair Tanzania wants to see a 50-50 power-sharing deal agreed for Zimbabwe immediately to stem a growing economic crisis.
Tanzania is expected to increase its rate of economic growth this year from last year's 7,3% and to get inflation below the average 2007 level of 7% by mid-2009.