Unrest in Syria and Egypt is affecting the mental health of children and adults, writes Jamie Dettmer. The social stigma associated with mental illness is hampering medical professionals from assisting those affected.
A U.S.-based charity has established an unconditional cash-transfer system in Kenya and Uganda using mobile phones for distribution, writes Claire Provost. A study of the project showed that the money was generally spent on necessities.
Peace talks between the South Sudan government and rebel forces are set to begin today in Ethiopia and will be mediated by East African leaders. The two sides reported agreed to a cease-fire, but there were reports of fighting in the city of Bor.
Multiple attacks in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, were quashed by DR Congo security forces, officials say. The assailants are reportedly supporters of religious leader Paul Joseph Mukungubila.