Latest update: 13/08/2012
- Alassane Ouattara - Ivory Coast - Kenya - Laurent Gbagbo - Olympic Games - Somalia
Ivory Coast: Tensions high as country celebrates 52 years of independence
A string of attacks in Ivory Coast have underlined how fragile peace remains 16 months after President Alassane Ouattara took office. Next, in Somalia, defections are rising among the al Qaeda-backed Shebab militants since they pulled back from the capital, Mogadishu, this time last year.
Finally, a wage riot at a Chinese-owned coal mine in Zambia recently left a Chinese manager dead. Police have arrested 12 people, while Zambian leaders try to argue that the incident was isolated and foreign investors have nothing to fear.