Ethnic clashes have claimed at least 17 lives in Sudan’s Darfur region. Observers blame. Arab militias for launching attacks to settle land and livestock disputes. The cost of living for Ghanaians is at its highest for almost 6 years. Rising prices for basic commodities such as water and oil are leaving families and businesses struggling. And the Congolese authorities are committed to repressing poor quality construction after a tragic accident in Kinshasa. Experts blame corruption and poor urban planning. .