The only adult survivor of a cargo plane crash in South Sudan has told how he protected a stranger’s baby as the aircraft descended into a bank of the River Nile.
Nine people have been killed in a Burundi gun attack after the president gave a chilling warning to opposition members on Friday.
More than 40 people are feared dead following a plane crash, involving a Russian built aircraft, shortly after it took off from Juba International Airport.
Tanzania has ramped up its sex education efforts in a bid to curb the high levels of teenage pregnancies in the East African nation.
A Sudanese man on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight has been arrested after allegedly trying to kill an Israeli passenger.
The United Nations has revealed both sides in the South Sudan conflict are stockpiling weapons, despite a peace deal signed in August.
Zanzibar President Ali Mohamed Shein has extended his term in power over the semi-autonomous archipelago after elections were cancelled last week.
Thirteen United Nations workers have been released, a week after they were abducted by South Sudan rebels, the UN has announced. A total of 31 UN peacekeeping members were kidnapped by rebels last week, but the majority were soon released.
Rwanda has been accused of manipulating poverty statistics to hide worsening conditions of the country’s poorest people.
An Al-Shabaab hotel attack in Somalia has killed at least 15 people in the capital, Mogadishu.