Africa today at a glance

Children walk past a wall bearing painted portraits of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Soweto on March 29, 2013. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

Mandela memoir launched

The new instalment of Nelson Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, released in Johannesburg.

Eyes on Kenya

Anxiety ahead of Kenya's October 26 presidential elections, which Opposition leader Raila Odinga says he will boycott.

Liberia run-off poll

Liberia begins preparations to hold a runoff presidential election on November 7 between former footballer George Weah and incumbent vice-president Joseph Boakai following first-round results.

Protests in Togo

More protest planned by the opposition in Togo where at least four people were shot dead on Wednesday in clashes between protesters and security forces in the two largest cities.

Congo hosts summit

The 12-nation International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) summit takes place in Brazzaville, Congo. Crises in central Africa expected to dominate agenda.

UN envoy in Algeria

The new UN envoy for the disputed territory of Western Sahara, Horst Koehler, meets peacekeepers Tindouf, Algeria, during a visit aimed at relaunching stalled peace talks with Morocco.

Bouteflika critic on trial

Retired Algerian general Hocine Benhadid goes on trial in Algiers for criticising veteran President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Marburg in Uganda

The Uganda government confirms an outbreak of Marburg haemorrhagic fever case in the eastern district of Kween.

Can Kiir deliver on his promise of peace and stability in South Sudan?

Read Story:Can Kiir deliver on his promise of peace and stability in South Sudan?