East African mediators want armed units from the region to protect cease-fire monitors and oil fields in South Sudan, said Seyoum Mesfin, chief envoy from the seven-nation Intergovernmental Authority on Development.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is struggling to meet economic growth targets a year after his election victory as he focuses on fighting charges from the International Criminal Court that link him to violence that left more than 1,100 people dead after a 2007 vote.
Jean Ping, the former chairman of the African Union Commission, may challenge President Ali Bongo Ondimba in 2016 elections to end 47 years of rule by Bongo’s family in Africa’s sixth-largest oil producer.
Anglo American Platinum Ltd., the biggest platinum company, paid its Chief Executive Officer Chris Griffith more than double his peer at the next-largest producer last year before a strike that crippled both companies’ output.
Christian militias in Central African Republic are forcing a mass exodus of Muslim civilians in the west of the country in an effort to ethnically cleanse the region, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said.