Although the EU has deployed an election observation mission to Nigeria, its political leadership has kept its distance. With the success of Africa’s biggest democracy at risk, the EU can do more to ensure free and fair elections take place.
The United Nations says Mauritania in northwest Africa urgently needs funds to deal with a growing refugee crisis. Thousands of people are arriving from neighbouring Mali to escape an extreme interpretation of Islam and inter-ethnic violence.
With three million internally displaced people, Ethiopia is going through one of the most severe - and under-reported - humanitarian crises in the world. One of the biggest camps is Qoloji, in that camp are mostly ethnic Somalis fleeing persecution.