Concerns over growing insecurity in Nigeria after dozens are killed in inter communal clashes in Benue State. Protests against Kenyan MPs who are demanding a pay rise, plus a Congolese musician who is being made an honorary member of the Royal Philharmonic Society.
Nigerian militants Boko Haram release a new video saying they've taken women and children hostage.
Welcoming home heroes - a public holiday is declared in Chad for troops returning from Mali.
And a special report on what is behind the recent killings in Western Kenya.
Secret deals ‘plundering Africa’. Nigeria: Maiduguri doctors told to only offer essential services. Why a Ugandan army general could be in trouble over recent remarks. And one of our Resident Presidents endeavours to save the planet from hunger and global warming.
Nigeria: 'Many dead in Boko Haram raid' in Borno state. The new UN envoy for the Great Lakes, Mary Robinson, on peace prospects in eastern DR Congo. And DJ Rita Ray with this month's selection of African music.
A special edition of Focus on Africa dedicated to the second London conference on Somalia. Delegates from more than 50 countries and organisations are in the UK to map out Somalia’s future.
But can Somalia cope without international help?
A court in Kenyan sentences two Iranians to life in prison for plotting to carry out bombings in the country. Ahead of a major conference on Somalia - how is the security in the country? We visit the town of Afgoye. And Nigerian musician Helen Parker-Jayne Isibor - known as The Venus Bushfires - plays the hang.
Despite an earlier vow to step down, Madagascar's leader Andry Rajoelina will contest this year's election. The UN says the deployment of a brigade to fight armed groups in the east of the DRC is imminent. In Kenya, a commission investigating injustices since independence finalises its report. And our Resident Presidents discuss recent events in the Central African Republic.