Eye on Africa

South Sudan: Heavy gunfire erupts near presidential palace in Juba

In South Sudan, renewed gunfire has been reported around the presidential palace in the capital city Juba, a day after five soldiers were killed in a shootout. Independence anniversary celebrations are cancelled with the fragile peace process back in doubt. And in Mali, president unveils a new governing team, including a rebel, in a bid to draw the line under a lingering Islamist insurgency.