Sudan's new prime minister on Wednesday unveiled a 20-member cabinet tasked with solving an economic crisis that has triggered nationwide protests against the decades-old rule of President Omar al-Bashir.
Protesters barricaded roads and burned tyres in Zimbabwe's capital Harare on Monday, as anger over the worst economic crisis in a decade spilled onto the streets and piled pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Mthuli Ncube, an Oxford University professor who is a former vice president of the African Development Bank, has the tough task of reviving an economy wrecked under Robert Mugabe.
Key parties have jostled over ministries since a legislative vote in May, as officials and foreign donors warned that a delay would aggravate the country's economic troubles.
Masoud Karbasian lost the vote of confidence, which was carried live on state radio, by 137 votes to 121.
The move comes after US President Donald Trump announced that the United States was doubling steel and aluminium tariffs on Turkey.
With investors already on edge over the China-US trade war, the lira's collapse sparked a sell-off in Europe and New York at the end of last week.
Protests erupted in more than 10 towns across Tunisia against price and tax increases imposed by the government to reduce a ballooning deficit and an economic crisis.
Hundreds of Nigerians took to the streets in Lagos on Monday to protest against the government's handling of the country's economic crisis and demand solutions to a crippling recession.
Beleaguered South African President Jacob Zuma faced a no-confidence vote in parliament for a second time in less than a year and a legal bid to reinstate corruption charges against him.