UN sanctions monitors have called for an arms embargo to be placed on South Sudan and sanctions against the country’s president and top rebel leader.
The UN has confirmed multiple cases of gang rape carried out by Burundi security forces and mass graves in a growing list of human rights violations in the country.
Four Burundi ex-generals have been sentenced to life imprisonment for their roles in a failed coup attempt against President Nkurunzziza’s regime last May.
The United Nations says Ethiopia need $50m in emergency funding to recover from its worst drought in 30 years.
Opposition members in Burundi have slammed the government’s security forces for the intimidation, torture and killing of opponents in recent months.
Peace talks held in East Africa to resolve Burundi’s national security crisis have deteriorated after the government refused to participate.
The African Union (AU) has warned national security in South Sudan is at a critical state with the nation’s fractured peace deal having done nothing to calm violence in the country.
Tens of thousands of people could be facing a food crisis in South Sudan, according to food security experts in the country.
At least seven people have been killed after a gunfight broke out between rival security forces in Somalia – during a food aid handout mission.
Switzerland has contributed an additional $3 million dollars (£1.96 million) to the 2015 Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) to help bring aid to the most vulnerable people in the country.