Tanzania President John Magufuli was sworn in for the second time on Thursday after his contested landslide election win last month.
Four soldiers have been killed in a clash near the shared border between South Sudan and Uganda with both countries losing two soldiers each.
Ethiopia on Saturday condemned comments from the US President Donald Trump suggesting that Egypt could “blow up” the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) unless a resolution is agreed between the two countries.
People in Ethiopia face up to two years in prison for refusing to wear a face mask or deliberately violate restrictions in place to tackle the spread of Covid-19.
Police in Kenya face legal action from rights groups over the killing of 15 people during the first nine weeks of a curfew implemented due to Coivd-19.
US President Donald Trump has said he will remove Sudan from his country’s list of state sponsors of terror on the condition it pays $335m in compensation for the 1998 al-Qaeda bombing of US embassies in East Africa.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has set up a seven-person independent commission to investigate allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers during the recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Authorities in Tanzania on Saturday said a fire on Africa’s largest mountain, Kilimanjaro, was under control.
Floods in Kenya’s eastern Baringo county have displaced an estimated 20,000 people, according to the country’s Environment Ministry.
The United Nations says at least 12 migrants have died and several more are missing after being thrown off a boat by smugglers off the coast of Djibouti.