Africa today at a glance

The Cameroon General Certificate of Education (GCE) board chairman, Prof Ivo Leke Tambo, who was seized by suspected armed separatists on March 17 in his native Lebialem Division in the Southwest. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

Madagascar storm toll

The death toll from a powerful tropical storm which swept through Madagascar rises to 17 people with thousands of others affected.

Influenza talks in Antananarivo

The African Network for Influenza Surveillance and Epidemiology (ANISE) begins its three-days 6th international conference at the Carlton Hotel in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Abductors demand $188,000

Armed separatists who kidnapped the chairman of the Cameroon General Certificate of Education (GCE) Board, Prof Ivo Leke Tambo, demand $188,000 ransom for his release.

Biya off to China

Cameroon’s long-serving President Paul Biya leaves Yaoundé for China for an official three-day visit.

Violence up in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone reports a spike in violence ahead of a presidential run-off on March 27, after Opposition Sierra Leone People's Party's Julius Maada Bio garnered 43.3 per cent of votes in the March 7 election, against the ruling All Peoples Congress's Samura Kamara's 42.7 per cent.

Uhuru back from Cuba

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta jets back to Nairobi after landmark state visit to Cuba.

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

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