Eye on Africa

East African bloc demands Burundian poll be delayed to June 30th

East African leaders call on Burundi to delay upcoming presidential elections amid ongoing political turmoil. Pierre Nkurunziza, meanwhile, shuns talks in Tanzania, staying home to continue campaigning. Also, in the Cameroonian capital, homes are destroyed in a bid to fight flooding. Authorities say many homes were blocking drainage systems and posed a risk amid rainy season. And Senegal's Democratic Party appears to be heading towards a crisis, with some saying it's time for a new leader.