The Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi was a friend and ally to many in Washington. He died on Monday of complications following a long illness at the age of 57. His death, though not unexpected, is likely to cause concern because of the country's strategic importance.
Explosions in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, killed at least 74 soccer fans watching the World Cup final on Sunday. Eyewitnesses described the carnage: chairs covered in blood and abandoned cars littering the scene.