The European Union (EU) has announced it will suspend all financial support going to the Burundi government.
A journalist in South Sudan has been abducted, tortured and dumped near a graveyard soon after being released by security forces for criticising the government.
A US army chief has warned that Africa is failing in its war against militant terrorist group Al-Shabaab.
Rival forces in South Sudan are trading accusations once again, this time over fresh violence in the Upper Nile region.
Six people have been injured in a laptop bomb explosion at an airport in Somalia – the second attack targeting passenger planes in recent weeks.
A group of 30 journalists who had staged Sudan’s largest ever hunger protest have agreed to end their demonstration after the government pledged to defer their case to the Constitutional Court.
The UN has said the crisis in South Sudan is getting worse with leaders in the country “dragging their feet” in implementing a peace deal.
A team of journalists in Sudan are staging a hunger strike in protest of their newspaper being suspended.
The UN High Commission for Human Rights has warned Uganda of its obligations under international law as protests over last week’s elections turn violent.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the UN to deploy an international police presence in Burundi, as violence continues to escalate.