May 13: tensions in South Sudan are increasing (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6298) , the South Sudanese pound is depreciating (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6314)  and South Sudan’s troubles are hurting the economy of Uganda (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6312) . An inclusive government is formed in Sudan (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6300) , while the Democratic Republic of Congo reported an outbreak of Ebola (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6304). In Tanzania the Mbinga County Bank will be liquidated (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6302) , the government received 130 million US $ from World Bank to invest in Strategic Cities (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6308)  and is seeking additional funds from BRICS to develop a  railroad network (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6310).

May 15: China is building internet infrastructures in Africa (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6333)

May 17: media reported that Trans-Saharan routes  are used to smuggle people, weapons and drugs (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6373) ; Addis Ababa hosts a African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development under the theme “Ensuring inclusive and sustainable growth and prosperity for all”  (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6375),

May 18: in Ivory Coast, according to the media, the Army’s problems are not over (http://allafrica.com/stories/201705170860.html); in Nigeria, President Buhari’s health issues raise a lot of questions as to what may happen next (http://allafrica.com/stories/201705160834.html); in Congo-Kinshasa the (political) crisis seems to be worsening (http://allafrica.com/stories/201705160020.html); East Africa is increasingly concerned after Congo-Kinshasa reported some cases of Ebola (http://allafrica.com/stories/201705180099.html); in Rwanda a Presidential candidate plans to run in spite of the fact that her nude pics were leaked (http://allafrica.com/stories/201705180091.html); Somalia is experiencing, in no particular order, drought, terrorism, violence, piracy, and unemployment (http://allafrica.com/stories/201705170868.html); Malawi plans to take Tanzania to court over lake borders (http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/Malawi-Tanzania-lake-border-dispute/2558-3931492-ytydkc/index.html), while experts start questioning whether the international community should continue to finance Zimbabwe, given its government record. The IMF reported that the economy in Zimbabwe is not doing well (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6405) , while Nigeria is also being invaded by Army Worms (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6411).

May 21: African Politics and Policy is read in 154 countries.