More than 200,000 people have fled their homes in the volatile western regions since late last year as a predominantly French-speaking dominated Cameroon government cracks down on restive English speaking regions
One of the world's deadliest terrorist groups Boko Haram gained international notoriety when it kidnapped 276 schoolgirls from Chibok town, Nigeria in 2014.
Wednesday marks the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela, a famous African activist.
The flight is the latest concrete sign of a thaw between the neighbouring countries which began only six weeks ago.
Former US President Barack Obama was paying tribute to Nelson Mandela when he warned the world had plunged into "strange and uncertain times." His comments were widely seen as a barely veiled reference to his successor, Donald Trump.
The weather at Lake Victoria is unlike any other place on earth with thunderstorms and lightning strikes killing around 5,000 people a year.
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki reopened his country's embassy in neighbouring Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, marking a dramatic thaw in relations after years of stalemate.
Extraction of wood to be used as fuel has contributed to deforestation in the east African country, forcing the government to ban production of charcoal. But, this has left millions of people without an important source of energy.
"We are one people," says Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, who is in Addis Ababa for a three-day state visit, just a month after a peace deal that ended a 1998-2000 deadly border war between two neighbours.
Armed group al Shabab claims responsibility for the double car bombing close to the presidential palace in capital Mogadishu.
Abdel Fattah el Sisi, the president of Egypt, has imprisoned most of his opponents and won a new presidential term in a rigged poll. But Sisi still feels political insecurity, which might force him to reach out to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Reforms have so far been the foundation of Abiy's government since taking office on April 2. But analysts say Abiy is facing stiff opposition within his ruling coalition.
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