Mali's army on Tuesday said it has seized the major rebel stronghold of Kidal in northern Mali. Over in Liberia, ballot counting is underway following the run-off vote between the incumbent and his rival. President George Weah is hoping for a second term in office while former Vice President Joseph Boakai bids to unseat him.
Aid deliveries from Turkey to rebel-held areas of northwestern Syria stopped in late July after a UN Security Council mandate was not extended. Damascus had demanded the UN not deal with "terrorist organizations."
We look at reactions in the pan-African press following an attempted coup in Nigeria. Also, Russian President Vladimir Putin hosts an African summit with an expected poor turnout. The US is left in a diplomatic quandary over attempts to label Russia's Wagner group as a foreign terrorist organisation. Also in the press: today marks 70 years since the armistice ending fighting in the Korean War and tributes are paid to iconic Irish singer Sinead O'Connor.