A look at the issues behind one of the stories making headlines on the African continent.
Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe has been buried in his hometown, Ogidi, in a ceremony attended by thousands of mourners, including President Goodluck Jonathan.
Sudan and South Sudan have until 5 December, a deadline set by the African Union, to resolve the final status of the flashpoint region of Abyei.
Gunmen on Monday attacked a Nigerian police base in the capital, Abuja, where Boko Haram militants are often held.
Thirteen people remain under arrest in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, after being detained last Thursday over an alleged plot to overthrow President Omar al-Bashir.