The World Bank has credited a number of sub-Saharan nations for their progress against poverty over the last 13 years.
The last of Ethiopia’s Zone 9 Bloggers has been released from jail, after nearly 18 months, based on charges of terrorism.
Tensions reached a new level in the Tanzania election on Monday as official figures put ruling party candidate John Magufuli in the lead.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir left the nation’s capital on Friday to attend peace talks in South Africa.
Rwanda has rejected accusations it has been meddling in Burundi’s political crisis, insisting it only wants to see peace in its neighbouring country.
Burundi police have confirmed that an opposition leader who went missing last week has been found dead.
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has established a national commission, dedicated to ending the country’s violent political crisis.
Somalia-based militant group Al-Shabaab is said to have split further, after its spiritual leader and a small faction pledged allegiance to ISIS.
The EU has called on Burundi to attend talks in Brussels over the political crisis and human rights violations in the country, according to diplomatic sources.
Sudan has started to release blocked supplies for peacekeepers in Darfur, according to the United Nations.