Militias have increased in numbers and strength, and now outnumber state security forces by four to one
Young people in Somalia have known only war and little prospect of getting a job.
Officials in the east of the DRC have accused a rebel force of replacing traditional leaders and extorting heavy taxes from the people.
Congo said it wants the UN peacekeeping force to "neutralise" a new rebel movement and a force that helped perpetrate Rwanda’s 1994 genocide.
The rebel council governing the Libyan city of Misrata said on Tuesday it was formally asking for Western troops to intervene to protect them.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is expected to sign a ceasefire deal in Doha with a key rebel group, hopefully ending the conflict in Sudan.