South Africa President Jacob Zuma has announced the country will withdraw its peacekeeping troops from the Darfur region in Sudan.
Burundi has agreed to release 2,000 prisoners and hold talks with opposition groups, following a visit from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is visiting South Sudan in the aftermath of a recent attack on one of the security council’s bases for internally displaced civilians.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has denied accusations from the country’s leading opposition group that his government was involved in the recent attack on a UN base in Malakal.
Gunmen in South Sudan opened fire on civilians at a UN base on Wednesday, according to reports from locals.
The key to achieving food security in Ethiopia could lie in animal bones, according to a science journalist.
Burundi has banned the use of motorbikes in parts of the capital, Bujumbura, in an attempt to curb violence in the city.
The Pentagon has denied claims from Somali-based militant group Al-Shabaab that one of its drones has crashed in the Horn of Africa country.
A former Somali defence minister has been killed in a car bomb attack claimed by militant group Al-Shabaab.
Somalia’s Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for last month’s plane attack, which blew a hole in the side of an aircraft mid-air.