- West Africa's economic grouping ECOWAS will send a mission to Guinea-Bissau to identify ways to improve security and development in the country.
Guinea-Bissau - one of the poorest countries in the world - has been caught up in a political crisis, resulting to the nomination of a new government and a prime minister. This followed the replacement of N'Dafa Cabi after he had reportedly clashed with the main PAIGC.
Prime minister Cabi's government - created through a national stability pact - assumed office in March 2007.
Bissau's crisis was also blamed on the offshoot of a purported failed coup attempted led by the navy commander, Jose Americo Bubo Na Tchuto, who has since been removed from office.
Rear Admiral Tchuto, who escaped house arrest in Bissau, has vehemently denied involvement in the coup. He was on Tuesday arrested in The Gambia, but expressed willingness to return home to explain his innocence provided his security is guaranteed.
The international community is deeply concerned about the effect of the foiled coup on the planned 16 November legislative polls in a country synonymous with decades of instability, military coups and economic hardships.
afrol News - It is called "financial inclusion", and it is a key government policy in Rwanda. The goal is that, by 2020, 90 percent of the population is to have and actively use bank accounts. And in only four years, financial inclusion has doubled in Rwanda.
afrol News - The UN's humanitarian agencies now warn about a devastating famine in Sudan and especially in South Sudan, where the situation is said to be "imploding". Relief officials are appealing to donors to urgently fund life-saving activities in the two countries.
afrol News - Fear is spreading all over West Africa after the health ministry in Guinea confirmed the first Ebola outbreak in this part of Africa. According to official numbers, at least 86 are infected and 59 are dead as a result of this very contagious disease.
afrol News - It is already a crime being homosexual in Ethiopia, but parliament is now making sure the anti-gay laws will be applied in practical life. No pardoning of gays will be allowed in future, but activist fear this only is a signal of further repression being prepared.
afrol News / Africa Renewal - Ethiopia's ambitious plan to build a US$ 4.2 billion dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, 40 km from its border with Sudan, is expected to provide 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough for its population plus some excess it can sell to neighbouring countries.