Cameroonian President Paul Biya is expected to coast to re-election on Oct. 7. But two ongoing conflicts have undermined what he has long pitched as his greatest strength: his ability to maintain peace in an otherwise unstable region. The coming years could be among the most challenging of his decades-long reign.
A Kenyan court ruled that “Rafiki,” a film about a romance between two women, could be shown domestically for one week. Regulators had previously banned the film, saying it was an attempt “to normalize homosexuality.” Read up on that and other stories from across the continent in our weekly roundup of Africa news.