As a leading investor in the African continent, Beijing aims to reap more and more benefits from the mineral-rich continent but the fast changing reality on the ground may throw up major hurdles.
President Abdelfattah el-Sisi’s landmark conference was the subject of a social media backlash, with many users pointing out rampant corruption in the country under his rule.
Analysts believe the Saudi-UAE alliance and Egypt have thrown their support behind the country's military council to counter a civilian uprising demanding democratic rule.
The opposition Umma Party, says it opposes the "preparations and timing" of the strike. However, it said authorities do not have the right to fire those who take part in the planned strike.
Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in front of Sudan's army headquarters despite Sudan's new military rulers and protest leaders agreeing to set up a joint committee.
Libya's unity government was created at UN-backed talks in 2015, but it has struggled to assert control, while a number of international initiatives since have failed to unite the country.
The group leading protests against deposed president Omar al Bashir is calling for the transitional military council, which has taken power, to be disbanded and replaced by an interim civilian ruling council.
The shake-up at the top comes as Sudanese civilians protest against the army rulers who took control after toppling president Omar al Bashir.
Although Uganda is the largest troop-contributing country to the AMISOM peacekeeping force, experts say all foreign armies should withdraw from Somalia and allow local forces to take the charge of maintaining peace and security.
Nine people were wounded in the attack, claimed by Al Shabab militant group, near a restaurant in central Mogadishu, police say.
Somalia police said at least 11 people were killed after a car bomb targeted a business centre in Maka al Mukaram street, which has hotels, shops and restaurants in the capital Mogadishu.
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