South Sudan President Salva Kiir has ordered the expulsion of Luka Biong Deng from Juba University, after the lecturer organised a forum challenging the president’s decree for a 28 state nation.
A Burundi journalist is being detained on unknown grounds, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to local reports and the managing director of his radio station.
The African Union has been called upon by its own peace and security council to speed up plans for troop deployment in Burundi, as violence in the country continues to escalate.
Ethiopia and Djibouti have signed a $1.1bn (over £71m) deal to construct a 550km petroleum pipeline between the two countries.
Ethiopia has become the first nation in sub-Saharan Africa to open a metro network – the first step in an ambitious project to transform the nation’s transport industry.
Sudan and South Sudan have agreed a deal to demilitarise their shared border, after years of negotiations.
Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete has rejected accusations that his party plans to rig the presidential elections next week and warned against violence in the build up to polls.
Fresh clashes have broken out between Sudanese troops and Ethiopian gunmen, at the border shared by both countries, according to reports.
Seven people have been killed in the latest spate of shootings in Burundi, involving another grenade attack on police officers.