By Mary COLOMBEL , Georja CALVIN-SMITH
As East African leaders vow to do what they can to bring warring sides in South Sudan’s ongoing civil war to the negotiating table once again, we head behind rebel lines for the second report in our correspondent’s special on the country’s armed crisis.
Also, in South Africa, the former leader of the top opposition party apologises unreservedly for a controversial tweet in which she praised some aspects of colonialism. Helen Zille also steps back from all leadership roles in the Democratic Alliance.
And Sudan steps up border patrols to head off the growing number of Eritreans trying to make it across the border. Many hope to risk a journey to Europe but leave themselves vulnerable to people smugglers.